Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DIY: Tie-Dye Tights

When I was a teenager, I went through a tie-dye phase. And tie-dyeing tights was my specialty. I had all sorts of funky tights that I wore all the time. In fact, one pair was red & white & pink swirly & my favoritest of all. Until a little 7 year old kid told me it looked like I had leprosy. Who cares. I still wore them.
I have been DYEING (don't you love a good dye pun?) to share this activity with my girls for a long time. It's fall, the weather is cooling...the PERFECT time for some sassy tights!

We started this project outdoors, but brought it inside once the dye was mixed. Like I said, the weather is cooling. Brrr!! Just remember that dye will, well, dye your clothes. So wear something grubby & have fun!


  1. This is great! I've been waiting for this tutorial all day :) . Can't wait to try it with my daughter.

    1. You are too cute! Well, I waited all day for the girls to get out of school so they could put the tights on & have a little photo shoot with me so that I could finish this post! HA!
      Have fun dyeing with your daughter!

  2. After tye dying, I like to use the Shout Color Catchers to catch the extra dye. They're a little expensive, so I normally wash the dyed clothes separately like normal the first time, then use the color catchers when I wash them the second time. For small loads, like tye dye, I also tear the color catcher sheets in half or in thirds, as this ususally works just as well and it doesn't waste so much.

  3. I have never used those Color Catchers---but what a great idea! Thanks for sharing the tip, Spangled!!

  4. Super cute. I've always been intrigued by the tattooed tights. Have you ever tried those.

  5. What a fun way to spice up a pair of tights! Awesome. :)


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