Ice dye is one of the easiest tie dye techniques I’ve ever done – the ice does most of the work for you! I can’t think of too many projects better than this for a sunny, summer day 🙂 It doesn’t take long to do and the results are beautiful!
I’ve had a few questions about what the back of the shirt looks like and the answer is the front and back of the shirt come out looking almost identical – there is no need to dye both sides.
Shirts or other items to dye (the higher the cotton percentage, the better – polyester won’t take the dye) I used this tee
*Any items such as the container you use, or cookie cooling racks, should not be used for food again after doing this. I recommend buying some inexpensive ones from the dollar store or Walmart just for dyeing with.
Do this outside, or where it won’t matter if things get messy
The more ice you use, the more effects you’ll get
Be generous with the amount of dye you use
Use analogous colors together such as red, orange, and yellow or pink, purple, and blue
Wear a mask to prevent breathing any dye
I let my dyed items sit overnight with the dye still on them, just to make sure the dye would take full effect. If you have time, I recommend doing this – but this way, the powder will dry and be harder to wash off.
Before wearing, wash items in the washer without other items they could stain
Good luck, and if you have questions, feel free to comment below!
This heart-shaped sugar cookie inspired card for Valentine’s Day is complete with a “sweet” pun. This would be the perfect card for someone who loves to bake!
Here is the free pattern. As I mentioned in the video, in addition to cutting the pieces out like I did, you can use this as a coloring page and create the card that way. This would be a great card for kids to make! If you can, print it on white card stock or construction paper for best results:
I got the idea for this video when I was creating designs for Zazzle with heart shaped sugar cookies and realized it might also make a good Valentine card tutorial! If you’re interested in also seeing the Zazzle designs, here they are:
This video tutorial shows how to create Bearded Irises out of crepe paper!
These take a little time to make, but aren’t too difficult. If you are concerned about the wires on the back of the top petals being too visible, you can try using other colors of wire, such as silver, or try painting them with acrylic paint.
Time needed: ~45 minutes (they take less time once you’ve made a few)
Crepe paper (violet, lavender, yellow-orange, moss green)
I tried a bunch of egg dyeing experiments, and in this video I’m showing the ones that worked best!
For the dye, I used a Paas kit that you can get at the grocery store. Each color of dye is a tablet that you dissolve in water and vinegar. Feel free to use food coloring or other types of dye, though!
Before you get started, be sure to cover your workspace with newspaper or something similar – the dye will stain.
This is a video tutorial showing how to create a simple, small, square gift box out of paper!
This box is super quick and easy to make, and is the perfect size to hold jewelry or other small gifts, such as gift cards. It also works well for Father’s Day or as teacher appreciation gift, as shown in this video.