Monday, February 6, 2012

How to tie dye socks

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I posted this tutorial not too long ago over at One Artsy Mama, so if you didn't catch it, have a look!



I'm a product of the eighties and when I conjure up thoughts from that decade, I can't help but think of New Kids on the Block, big bangs, tight rolled jeans, shoulder pads, and tie dye.  So here's an easy one for all of you - RAINBOW tie dye socks.

It's a great project to do when you're stuck inside because of the cold weather or outdoors, when it's warmer, for a birthday party.

Materials
dye
gloves 
salt
hot water
plastic cups
styrofoam cups
rubber bands
socks



 Place the rubberbands around your socks and set aside.  To get the "bleed" effect without the white line separating colors, don't tie the rubberbands too tight.


I placed the styrofoam cups inside of larger plastic cups for extra protection.  I then added the salt and dye per manufacturer's instructions.


Add hot water per label instructions.

 Now start dipping!

For those middle sections, I just placed it on top of the cup and poured the dye over it using a spoon.



Save the lightest color for last so the others don't bleed on it.

Hang them to dry, then machine wash once before wearing.

Now let the kids run around and have fun with them!!!


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8 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! How fun was it to make those??? I haven't tie-dyed since I was a camp counselor back in the day!
    Come by for a visit sometime!
    Catherine
    tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a lot of fun and I'm kinda bummed I didn't make a pair for myself. :-)

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  2. I think this would be so fun to do. I got a bunch of dye on clearance and I need to use it:)

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    1. Thanks Amanda! It would be great for a bday party.

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  3. These are awesome!!! Love the multi colored effect!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I loved the rainbow effect too :-)

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  4. Those are precious!! So cute on those little feet!! Would be delighted for you to link this up to Mop It Up Mondays at: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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