Retro DIY Tie Dye SocksBring the bright colors of summer to your wardrobe by tie-dying solid-color socks, t-shirts, or other fabric accessories! It’s a perfect activity indoors or outdoors to do with your family this summer. Follow these simple steps to incorporate a bold splash of color into your ensemble.

Supplies for Tie-Dye:

  • Tie-Dye Kit (Available at Craft Stores)
  • White Cotton Socks
  • Rubber Bands
  • Scissors
  • Trash Bag
  • Zipper-Seal Plastic Bags

Bring on the Color!

  1. Pre-wash and dry your socks.
  2. Create an abstract design, securing with rubber bands.Retro DIY Tie Dye Socks
  3. Outdoors or in a bathtub, apply your dye directly onto the socks over a trash bag or plastic table cover.Retro DIY Tie Dye Socks
  4. Once all of your desired dye has been applied, place your socks into a zipper seal plastic bag and let it sit for 6-8 hours (or longer for bolder colors).
  5. Remove the socks from the plastic bag and carefully cut off the rubber bands.
  6. Rinse the socks under cold water, place them in the washing machine, and wash on the hottest possible wash cycle. Note: Be sure to wash the newly dyed socks separately for the first 3-4 washes to avoid staining other clothing.
  7. Dry your newly washed socks, and they’re ready to be worn!

Shirts and socks aren’t the only things that can be tie-dyed! Check out how to make these fun tie-dyed pillowcases.

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