Let’s be honest, polka dots and bold stripes are this southern girl’s go to. So when I was picked to do a tutorial on Tulip Tie Dye I was both excited and completely out of my comfort zone. The last time I tie dyed anything was probably in elementary school and I remember my mother saying she was never doing it again because it was not only such a process, but a complete mess as well. So I was out of my comfort zone, scared of irreversibly staining my house in some way, and clueless as to what I was going to tie dye that wasn’t going to be some hippie t-shirt I would probably never wear – sounds like the start to a promising project!
It wasn’t until I was researching how many different ways you could use the Tulip Tie Dye that I started to get excited. You can make stripes, paint your own designs freehand, tie dye fun shapes – the list goes on and on and you can find instruction on how to do all these methods in the pamphlet that comes in the box or right here online. After reading through all of the methods the Ombre technique sounded like something I would love.
Next problem was, what am I going to use this fun tie dye technique on? A shirt, a skirt, a scarf, maybe a wooden frame? Nah, you know what I am going to tie dye – A WREATH!! I debated between buying cotton ribbon to dye and then fashion into a wreath or tie dying some white cotton to make into a fabric wreath but ultimately I decided to make a white fabric wreath and then use the ombre tie dying technique right on the finished wreath. Taking the first spray of dye onto my luxe & lovely wreath was really, really hard for me, but it was SO worth it in the end – take a look for yourself before I explain how to create this look for yourself!
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye kits are available at Walmart, Walmart Canada, Michaels, JoAnn, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics, Meijer. Tie dye kit contents and colors may vary by store.
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