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April 17, 2020

DIY Bleach Tie Dye

Amanda Puleo
Supplies You'll Need for this Project

Today’s DIY is brought to you by not being able to leave the house so let’s see what we can make with what we already have lying around!

I’m loving the new (old-ish?) tie-dye trend! I used to love doing tie-dye as a kid so the idea that you can get away with it now in a bit more of a neutral more subdued way is super exciting. You only need a few things to create this which you most likely already have so no store trips needed!

Supplies //

• A bucket
• Gloves
• Rubber bands
• Household bleach
• An item of clothing to dye (one that is mostly made out of cotton—the one I used was 60%)

Steps //

1. Fold your clothing item any old way you want. I wanted a super random pattern so I just bunched it up and added rubber bands to my hearts desire. There’s tons of patterns online you could look up if you wanted something specific.

2. Saturate you’re item of clothing completely under cold water.

3. **make sure you are wearing your gloves for this part and any time you are handling the bleach!!** Add the piece to your bucket, then pour the bleach all over the item. You will start to see a color change almost instantly.

4. Let sit for 10 minutes

5. Take your rubber bands off, admire your work.

6. Immediately wash your items in the washer on cold with a minimal amount of detergent.

7. Dry completely. BOOM. DONE.

I love how they turned out! Now some old sweatshirts that were going to be donated are now new and fun to wear! I even cut one of them to be a more cropped style. Have fun friends! I wanna see some creations!