If you’re looking for a fun craft this summer to do with the kids, try making some patriotic tie-dye shirts using this easy and cute swirl technique! These festive shirts are perfect to wear for the 4th of July and all summer long.
I recommend using this convenient Tulip Mini Liquid Tie-Dye Fabric Dye Kit-Patriot. All you have to do is fill the bottle with water and then use the gloves and rubber bands included in the kit. I was able to complete 2 shirts with one kit and still had dye left over after creating the 2 shirts.
Patriotic Tie-Dye T-Shirts
White Cotton Shirt – pre-washed
Mini Tie-Dye Kit in Blue & Red
Directions: Start with a damp, prewashed shirt, and lay it out flat. Figure out where on the shirt you want the swirl design and start pinching and turning the shirt into a flat spiral. I found using a fork was helpful. Use a rubber band to secure the side and then use a few more rubber bands over the middle creating six pie shapes. Make sure to protect your workspace by covering it with plastic. Fill your bottles of dye with water and start applying dye on the fabricwhile alternating colors.
Let shirts dry for 6-8 hours or even longer for deeper colors. Rinse shirt in the sink to get off excess dye. Place in the washing machine and wash by itself in a large load with a small amount of detergent and then dry. You’ll want to wash it alone for the first couple washes after that.
I love how these shirts turned out and my kids really enjoyed making them!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.