DIY: Bleach “Tie-Dye”

Nov 19, 2020

I’ll be honest, mentally, it has been really hard to stay inspired with the way things are going in the world right now. Thank God for Pintrest because it was just about the only thing I could tolerate that kept me sane and inspired. I put my Insta down for a few months and picked up some new CRAFTS!

My ultimate favorite past-time is shopping. But with the economy shut down for so long, I had to get creative. It seems this spring and summer, Tie Dye came back with a vengeance. It is everywhere… and I LOVE IT! Target, Zara, Anthropologie, you name it. It’s everywhere and here to stay. Im always trying to save especially when it comes to fashion. Im all about looking Glam but on a dime. I’ve seen some bomb hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and tshirts all ranging from $15 all the way to $265. Well, I ain’t got time for that. lol. I’ll show you how to achieve this super trendy look for under $10.

I told you shopping was my favorite past time right? Well THRIFTING might just top the that! The Goodwill has a bunch of steals that are great for DIY projects! For the look I wanted to create, I wanted something that looked vintage. One of those camping type of logo shirts; like mountains and a state name, something like that. The men’s section is always my first stop. I need my shirts to hang in all the right places. For this project, we aren’t adding color to white, we are taking color out!

Traditional tie dye, while fun, can be very very messy. All the colors, water everywhere, ugh no. This project is very simple and most importantly, very cheap. For this project you will need:

  • A cute SOLID COLOR vintage-y shirt, hoodie, sweatshirt, or joggers. Im talking about grey, navy, pink, purple, black…
  • a pack of rubber bands
  • bleach
  • rubber gloves. SAFETY FIRST!
  1. Decide which design you want your shirt. In this video I show you 3 ways to rubber band your shirt: the cinnamon roll, the fan, the octopus.
  2. Next head to the sink. Completely saturate your rubber banded shirt in water. Make sure to get in all the creases and crevices.
  3. Get your gloves! SAFETY FIRST. Pour bleach all over your rubber banded shirt. Some people like to put the bleach in an empty water bottle for control. Again make sure to get the bleach into the shirt.
  4. Now we wait. You will see the colors change. This part is personal preference. I recommend waiting atleast 30 min. I prefer to wait until the outside layer is yellow.
  5. Once you reach the desired brightness, with your gloves on, cut the rubber bands. Be careful.
  6. Last, do a quick wash in the washing machine and dry.

Voila! C’est fini!

Trust me, you will want to do this to everything. I grabbed some socks, a bunch of old shirts from my own closet, sweatpants. I had a whole new Tie Dye wardrobe. The best part of it all is the supplies cost literally 5 bucks! I hope you have fun with this one! Make sure to tag me in your groovy get ups!

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I'm Meghann Monroe

I'm Meghann Monroe

I’m a glamor girl from St. Louis, hair artist, bloggers, glamor space curator with big dreams. I’m obsessed with shopping on Amazon and upscale Thai food. I’ve been living a glamorous life since 1985.

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