Mickey Tye Dye

August 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm (Disney, General Crafting)

What screams summer more than “Tye Dye”?
Besides “Disney” of course….

How about combining them?

P7221168

To start, make a Mickey head template:

P7141080

Trace the outline onto the shirt where you want the Mickey head to appear:

P7141081

Using dental floss (its much stronger, and you’ll need strong!), baste along the entire outline of Mickey:
P7141082

After it has been basted all the way around, gently pull the threads to gather the head:
P7141087

P7141089

To rubber band the shirt, I held the Mickey head, then slowly twisted the shirt to make a “cinnamon roll”, then rubber banded it to make it look like a pizza:
P7221154

Gather your dye—I prefer to put them into squeeze bottles because you can control where the color goes:
P7221156

I dyed the Mickey first, then wrapped it up in plastic so the black didn’t touch any other part of the shirt too:
P7221157

Start to slowly pour the dye onto the shirts:
P7221158

P7221159

I experimented—on one shirt I dyed every wedge a different color, and on the other shirt I dyed a few wedges in a row the same color. The shirt where I dyed a few wedges in a row the same color came out much much nicer:

P7221163

Let sit for awhile (maybe a half hour or so), un-rubber band the shirts, and hang them to dry:

P7221164

A close up of the one where I put the same color dye on 3 wedges in a row:
P7221171

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: