April 16, 2012

DIY: Sharpie Tie Dye





So I am really into 70's stuff! I'm always looking at my parents yearbooks and seeing how everything was 40 years ago! The Earthbound store is probably one of my favorite stores to find hippie type stuff! or thrifting!! So the other day I realized my only tie dye shirt was fading its colors (it was almost completely white! Yikes!) So I decided I would make a new tie dye shirt! But this time instead of dye I used Sharpies!! Here's how to do it!

Materials Needed:
White Shirt 
Rubbing Alcohol 
Colorful Sharpies


To begin, place a hard surface underneath the white shirt to prevent bleeding on to the other side. Next, I used a can of soup to trace out where I wanted my different circle patterns to be. Once you have your ideal pattern laid out, Use sharpies to create circular patterns on shirt. 










 Once you have your desired design drop alcohol onto circles. The less alcohol you use the better result you get in my opinion.  Wait for alcohol to completely dry then enjoy!(two different results shown below  depending on how much alcohol you put on.) 

To wash the shirt I suggest handwashing with color-protecting detergent! 







 Once you have your desired design drop alcohol onto circles. The less alcohol you use the better result you get in my opinion.  Wait for alcohol to completely dry then enjoy!(two different results shown below  depending on how much alcohol you put on.) 

To wash the shirt I suggest handwashing with color-protecting detergent!