Tie-dye is definitely one of my favorite projects! I love creating holiday themed outfits for our family! Our tie-dye Hippie Halloween costumes and our matching family tie-dye Christmas pajamas were such a hit that I decided to make a 4-leaf clover tie-dye shirt for St. Patrick’s Day. We made an easy resist tie-dye design using glue and the green One-Step Tulip Tie-Dye Kit.
- One-Step Tulip Tie-Dye Kit in Green
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue (we tested a bunch of glue and this one was by far the best)
- White shirt
- Craft Paper or Plastic to Cover Surface
- Gloves and rubber bands are included in your kit
- Shamrock Template
Pull out the included instruction and inspiration guide and read prior to getting started. This guide gives you directions for rubber-banding different designs and step by step instructions.
- Pre-wash all your garments and dry.
- Make sure to cover your surface and wear gloves.
- Lay out your shirt and place your template in the center of the shirt.
- Outline your template with Tacky Glue and spread it with your finger. The glue should be about 1” wide around the clover. It should be about a quarter inch high. Let it completely dry.
- Once the glue has completely dried, dampen your shirt completely. Do not soak the shirt as the glue will become tacky again.
- Lay flat and twist the shirt from the center of the template for a spiral design.
- Rubber band your shirt.
- Next, fill the tie-dye bottle with water to the fill line. Cover the bottle tightly with the cap and shake until it is completely mixed.
- Carefully, add dye to your shirt.
- When you are done, wrap the garment in plastic and let the dye sit for 6-8 hours.
- Cut the rubber bands and open up to reveal your design.
- Unwrap the garment, rinse off the dye and completely rub off the glue under water. You will need to use your finger to scrape off the glue.
- Fill your washing machine with hot water on the largest load setting and only use a little detergent. Wash and dry separately. Wash separately for the next couple of washes.
How fun is this green St. Patrick’s Day shirt? I love it so much that I am going to make one for the entire family.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This post is sponsored by Tulip and Duncan Enterprises but all thoughts and opinions are my own
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