People are always going to be looking for ways to improve their tie dye appearance, but they may be surprised to learn that there are actually a number of DIY ways to make the job easier.
A new video by ABC News explains the different ways you can add some tie dye to your outfits, and also gives tips for choosing the right dye.
Here are 10 simple ways to get your tie dye job done in under an hour.
How to Tie Dyes and Dye Colors:To get started, you’ll need to make your own dye.
You can purchase or buy a kit or order a dye kit online, but most kits require a lot of time to make.
Here’s how to make a DIY tie dye kit.1.
Take your time.
It will take at least 30 minutes to make two bags of dye.
That’s the minimum time you’ll have to dye the same color twice.
If you’re planning to dye one color for more than one occasion, make sure you’ve made the other color the same shade as your first dye, and you’ll end up with a better dye color.2.
Mix up a batch of your desired dye.
It doesn’t have to be the exact color you want, but if you can find the color you’re looking for, mix it up with some of your other dye and make the dye mixture look like a more neutral color.3.
Add your desired amount of dye to a plastic container.
This plastic container can be a bowl, glass jar, or even a container of your favorite liquid, but you can make it into a larger container with some other materials.4.
Place the plastic container on a countertop, and tie a knot in the corner of the container.
The bottle of dye will fill the container, so you’ll be able to easily transfer the dye to the bottle without any effort.5.
Add some food coloring and water to the container to make it a “tub.”
This is the place to add some food-safe dye to it, to make sure the color is really opaque.6.
Tie the knot, and wait until the dye is almost completely set.
You’ll want to make this a little bit longer, because it will take longer for the dye in the bottle to dry.7.
Apply the dye.
Add the dye directly to the area you want to tie, and add some additional water to make that area opaque.
Wait until the water dries, then add more dye, mixing it to the center.8.
Let the dye dry completely.
It’ll take about three to five days to completely dry, but it should be completely opaque.9.
Put on the outfit.
Take the dye out of the plastic and put it into the bottle, or in a small container.
Wait about two weeks for the color to completely set, then transfer the color into your outfit.
You can use any dye you want (or mix it with your favorite) and make your outfit look more interesting with just a few steps.
The DIY tie dyes and dye kits also offer a tutorial on how to do a few different hairstyles, including the curly-top hairstyle and the short-cropped hairstyle.
You don’t need to use all of the colors in the kits, and the tutorials on each dye kit suggest using one dye color for each hairstyle, like a dark brown or a deep burgundy.
There’s also a tutorial for the hair-like updo you can do with a simple hairstyle kit.
Check out ABC News’ “How to Make a Tie DYE Pajama” video for more ways to dye your ties.