DIY Ice Dying Tutorial!

Here is a tutorial on how to get this really trendy tie dye look using ICE!

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Step one: Soak the shirt in a tub full of water and 1/4 cup of salt for 15 minutes

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Step 2: dump out salt water and ring out the shirt or whatever you happen to be dying. Then place shirt back in the empty tub and put ice all over the shirt like so

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Step 3: Sprinkle powdered dye over the ice. I used Tulip Denim Blue

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Step 4: let sit for about 2 hours then rinse.

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Step 5: put it in the dryer and then its done!

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DIY Watermelon T-Shirt!

Here are step by step directions for making these super sweet watermelon t-shirts perfect for summer!

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Supplies needed:

Cotton T-shirt

Tulip Fabric Dye in Red and Lime Green (you can use whatever dye and colors you want this is just what I use)

Dish tub for the dye

Gloves

Fabric Paint and Paint Brush

(the dye packet in the picture is not the color I used but it is the same brand and type)

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Step 1: Soak the T-shit in water then ring it out.

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Step Two: Prepare the dye according to package instructions in the dish tub. (you will do this for the green dye as well)

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Step Three: Soak the tops of the shirts (up to the end of the t-shirt sleeves) in the red dye for approximately 10 minutes.

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Step Four:Remove the shirts from the dye carefully so you don’t get any red dye on the part of the shirt that is still white.Then rinse in cold water until the water is clear. This will take a while.

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Step Five: After you are done rinsing set aside the shirts and prepare the green dye according to package instructions. Then put the other half of the shirt in the green dye for about 10 minutes. Make sure you leave a small 2-3 inch gap of white.

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Step Six: Rinse the Green dye out of the shirt without having the green and red sides make contact. After they are rinsed, ring them out and throw them in the dryer.

Step Seven: After it is dried the seeds are ready to be painted on. I cut up some poster paper and put it in the shirt to make sure that the paint doesn’t bleed through and get on the other side.

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DIY – Refurbishing Old Windows

Recently my aunt and uncle bought a fixer upper and replaced all of the windows in the house. Β I saw all of these old windows’ amazing DIY potential. I have finally mastered Β my distressed paint technique and I am ready to share with you in this step by step tutorial.

STEP 1: Clean the dirt and chipping paint (if there is any) off of the window! (This is not the actual window I will be using, just a similar one to show you)

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STEP 2: Now you need to tape off the edges to protect the glass. I use this really cheap tape you can get for a dollar at Walmart.

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STEP 3: Now you paint the base coat. This is the color that you want to show through the chipped paint. I am using a white Valspar paint.

 

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STEP 4: Once the paint is dry you rub over the trim with a bar of soap. Make sure it its on the edges heavily. I lightly coat all of it.

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STEP 5: Now you apply a think coat of acrylic paint. The quality of the paint doesn’t really matter.

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STEP 6: After the acrylic paint is dry you sand the areas where you put the soap giving it a distressed look.

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FINAL PRODUCT: Okay so this window didn’t turn out as expected due to the fact that this was actually a window I did awhile back but didn’t like it so I was redoing it. Because there was so much Β paint underneath the coat of Valspar white paint, when I sanded it, it came off exposing the wood. I actually like how it turned out but I will post a photo of how it was supposed to come out, it will just be a different color!

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