Friday, May 11, 2012

DIY Tie-Dye Dress using Tulip Tie-Dye Kit

 Hello Beauties!! This is my first DIY post!

I purchased this kit from the craft section at Wal-Mart. They had several options in color combinations, as well as 3 color kits up to 20 color kits.. I chose the 3 color Tropical Twist kit for my dress. This kit cost around $9.88.

The kit came with three (3) bottles, pre-filled with powder dye, rubber bands and two (2) sets of plastic gloves.

It also had a idea and instruction guide.

 I decided on a little plain white cotten dress, that I also purchased from Wal-Mart for about $7.00.

I took the three bottles and filled them with water and shook vigorously. Here we have green, hot pink and neon orange.

 I dampened the dress and layed it flat on the floor, chose the spot I wanted the center of the swirl design to start, and I pinched that spot and proceeded to twist the dress until it looked like the picture below:

 Then, taking three of the rubber bands I wrapped them around to criss-cross in the center to make six (6) wedges.

Now I am ready to go outside and apply the dye. I interchanged the colors in each wedge, so that the same color is across from each other. When I finished appling the dye, I turned it over to repeat the process on the other side. Making sure to fully saturate it.

 I then put the dress into a plastic bag to help keep the dye moist.

Tie the bag tightly and let it sit for 6 - 8 hours.

After about 7 hours I washed it in hot water with just a little bit of detergent. And done!

I also purchased the Moody Blues kit for my son. This is his finished shirt. I think it turned out great! (He even tie dyed a pair of shoes.)

This is an easy and fun project to do on your own or with kids. It is really simple to use and with supervision even a young child can create their very own one of a kind tie dyed clothing.

This kit also gives easy to follow instructions to create the very popular ombre look. 

The only negitive thing I can say about this kit is that it says it dyes up to 8 shirts. We were only able to dye three items per kit. And even then we weren't able to get the third item as dyed as the first two. They still came out fine, just had more white showing through. And we did try to use it sparingly. 

If you are interested in doing something like this, I would totally recommend this kit. Like I said above, if you want to do multiple items, you need to either purchase a couple of the kits or buy the large pack.

All in all, I really like the ease of use, they have many great colors and kits to choose from. And me and my son just had a lot of fun hanging out making a mess and being creative.

I hope you enjoyed and thank you so much for stopping by!


*I purchased everything and was not asked, sent or paid to talk about or review this product. 


  1. your dress looks so cool! i saw a lot of people doing this for Coachella :)

    1. Thank you, it is a cute little dress to wear to just hang out and relax.

  2. This is absolutely fabulous Heather! I'm totally doing this with my kids! They will LOVE it! I'm going to have to do a dress like you did too. So so cute!! Thank you for posting!

    1. Thank you sweetie! Oh you will have to show us what you made when you do it!

  3. Wow, this looks so cool! may have to try this out...

  4. Oh, I've seen those kits at WM, but never knew how use them! thank you for the wonderful post!

  5. This is really cool! I didn't know they had kits out there!!! I might have to try it out!! Locing your blog!! Following you now. Hopefully you can follow mine too!!


  6. THIS IS AWESOME! I love this and you did such an awesome job on the shirts!

  7. I this is ADORABLE! I'm going to do this and post it on my blog and link this post! Great inspiration


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