Who knows what Halloween will bring this year. What I do know is that no matter what we will definitely be celebrating as a family and this year peace, love and a carefree spirit are in order. I had so much fun making Brennan, Lily, and I matching tie-dye hippie costumes with Tulip's Two-Minute Tie-Dye Kit. It is such a quick and easy "homemade" costume for this busy mama! Check out the video and a few tips and ideas below to create your very own hippie costume.
You can purchase the Tulip Two-Minute Tie-Dye Kit on Amazon!
Tips for Tie-Dye:
- Select the garment item you want to tie-dye. It can be a shirt, dress, jeans, shorts, a hat, bandanna, tote, or even a mask.
- Make sure to read all the instructions included in the kit before starting.
- You can check out the three folding techniques I used in the video as well as view a handful more included in the instruction book.
- Make sure to always soak your garment in water prior to starting. This is super important so the dye soaks into your fabric.
- The amazing part of this kit is that your tie-dye will set in 2-3 minutes using the including container and your home microwave. Check the booklet for microwave times. Larger garments will require a little longer microwave time.
- When picking your colors think about what colors will result if the colors mix together. Often you will end up with the colors touching and they will create a new color. For example, yellow and purple will make brown if they are bleeding into each other.
- After filling the dye bottles make sure to shake really well until all the powder is mixed.
- Wear the included gloves throughout the whole process even when rinsing your garment after microwaving.
- When you wash the garment for the first time, wash it by itself.
A few fun ideas to add to your Hippie Costume!
- I had an old pair of jeans that I turned into bell bottoms. I cut a slit up the outside side seam and spread the opening into a triangle. I used my Aleene's Fabric Fusion to glue lace ribbon in the triangle and glue pom-pom trim to the bottom hem.
- I ordered my daughter a pair of inexpensive bell bottoms on Amazon and used the Aleene's Fabric Fusion to glue two different pom-pom trims to the bottoms to match her tie-dye shirt.
- Have fun accessorizing with sunglasses and we created headbands by wrapping the leather string around our head and tying it in a knot. It was a great, quick, and easy accessory that worked for the whole family.
Wishing you peace, love, and cool vibes this Halloween! PS- Remember you can get your Two-Minute Tulip Tie-Dye Kit on Amazon as well as any other accessories you need to create your very own Hippie Costume!
This post is sponsored by Tulip and Duncan Enterprises but all thoughts and opinions are my own