The first day of autumn is on September 22, and it will signal many changes in the weather, cuisine, leaves on the trees and, of course, fashion! While fall is known for its darker and sensual colors in terms of clothing choices, you can still pull off a vibrant outfit during the early portion of the season. If you have a few tie-dye kits left over from the summer, commemorate the first weekend of fall by holding a tie-dye bash where you use up all of your crafting supplies and create a few dynamic additions to your wardrobe in time for the new season.
A Bursting with Color Tie-Dye Tee is a wonderful way to show a bit of your personality and work with some especially bright and bold hues to create an eye-catching T-shirt. When decorating with tie-dye, it may be wise to move your operation outdoors where you won't have to worry about the mess or potentially harming your furniture. Be sure to put down a large sheet of plastic or a tarp over your patio furniture, and hang up a clothesline which you can use to transfer the shirts onto after they've taken a spin in the washing machine. Pick up a few white T-shirts at a discount store, or simply use one that you have lying around the house to cut down on the cost of your crafting project.
There are countless tie-dye designs to choose from, but a bulls-eye look is the most traditional and easiest to create. With your Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kits™ at your disposal, start by bunching your T-shirt together with rubber bands diagonally from one side. Make note of each section and plan out which colors will be going where on the shirt itself. Always pick hues that can blend together with one another easily to prevent creating any dark patches. After letting the dyes sink in overnight, you can then throw it into the washing machine on a cold cycle with a bit of soap.
When you're finished, your tie-dye T-shirt should be a gorgeous mixture of vibrant colors that you probably can't wait to wear to fall festivals, pumpkin patches and other fun autumn activities. Most importantly, you can enjoy the self-satisfaction of telling your friends and family that you made your new tie-dye tee yourself!