This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.
A year or so ago I was walking around our neighborhood in Santa Monica when I spotted a high school girl wearing a floral print dress with spaghetti straps. I did a double-take, then carefully kept walking, making sure I hadn’t entered some weird time warp that had thrown me back into the ’90s. Turns out, I was still in post-millennium times, but the fashions of my youth were slowly creeping into it “” and they haven’t stopped. Only now, it’s all about neon and, more recently, tie dye.
The latter is one I can definitely get behind, mostly because it’s something you can do yourself and modern adaptions aren’t quite as colorful. Instead of jamming six shades into one piece of cloth, crafters are keeping it simple with two-tone techniques and more subdued hues. These five DIYs are just the tip of the iceberg, too. You can take this technique and transfer it to tons of things: shorts, skirts, dresses, bags, maybe even some curtains? Go on: Grab some rubber bands and get wild!
1. (above) Tie-Dye Tissue Paper by Honest to Nod
2. Tie-Dye Jeans by Here Is Now
3. Tie-Dye Hair Ties/Bracelets by Jenny Bevlin
4. DIY Bleach Tie Dye Top by Honestly WTF
5. Tie-Dye Shoes by Julia’s Poppies Design
6. Tie Dye Denim DIY by State of Unique
7. Tie-Dye Napkins by Sun and Glory
Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.
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Wrap It Up: 7 ways to tie-dye DIY http://t.co/IXCirXmX via @sharethisEV (@evmikkolove)
this made me think of @savannahaq for some reason <3 http://t.co/84VtE253seana q. (@ladysauce)
RT @EtsyNY: Hello Sunshine! A great roundup of #DIY Tie-Dying tutorials from @papernstitch http://t.co/fovC7BS2(@designcoyote) (@designcoyote)
I love tie-die! But i have never considered all these options 🙂 Thanks so much for the great post!Danielle Hardy
love the tutorial and those tom’s shoes… happy weekend!Punctuation Mark
RT @TheNewNewNY: Hello Sunshine! A great roundup of #DIY Tie-Dying tutorials from @papernstitch http://t.co/fovC7BS2(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch)
Hello Sunshine! A great roundup of #DIY Tie-Dying tutorials from @papernstitch http://t.co/fovC7BS2(@TheNewNewNY) (@TheNewNewNY)
This is great! I remember making tie-dye on camp when I was a teenager… might have to try again! Thanks for the inspiration!Jennifer
This is so nice! Thanks for the tips, gonna try this soon…xDaisy Jordan