No Thrifty Thursday category would be complete without tye-dye. As much as it is joked about, it’s the classic DIY approach to bringing new life to old items. What I didn’t know about tye-dye is that there is quite an art to doing it, and if you do it right, you can really make some artful designs. So if you’re looking to make your life a little more tye-dyed, here are some tutorials.
Tye-dye tutorials at Art, Craft & Design
According to the site, Art, Craft & Design is a reference website of how-to’s (instructions, directions and tutorials) for realizing creative vision through different mediums. They have tutorials for pretty much every style of tye-dye, including videos and pictures displaying every style. It’s definitely a site worth checking out for tye-dye and more.
Nicole Case gives a thorough tutorial of two different styles of tye-dye bleached shorts on her blog. She also includes pictures of her entire process.
DIY Shibori with Indigo Dye Tutorial
I honestly think that every time I post tutorials on something, I end up falling in love with at least one website/blog. And this is definitely one of them. I love the design of the tutorial and of the end product. Jessica runs both the website and blog, and she sells her own designs. Give some of your time to this site, it will be worth it.
DIY Tie-Dye Galaxy Shoe Tutorial, by SWELLMAYDE
Tye-dye does not have to be restricted to your shirts and shorts. You can also tye-dye your shoes! Aimee gives a full tutorial on the project on her site, SWELLMAYDE and also offers tutorials on SO many more DIY projects. Yet another site I have fallen in love with whilst on my tye-dye journey.
And if you choose to go the natural route…
Natural tie-dye pillow tutorial, from HighonDIY
Holy cow! Another site that I have totally fallen head over homemade heels for. Rinchen De, who runs this site, shares not only DIY tutorials but also inspiration for her projects. She has a full-time job and also photographs street style when she’s not busy doing all of this. She’s awesome.
So know what else I learned from this post? I’ve been spelling it Tye-dye this whole time, but it’s actually spelled Tie-dye. Shows how much I don’t know about tie-dye!
Have a fun tie-dye tutorial to share or want to show off some of your work? Post in the comments!