Giggles and Glue Guns

DIY Sharpie Tie Die

I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here!




What You Need:

  • Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirt
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Liquid dropper or medicine dropper
  • Small plastic cup(s)
  • Rubber bands
  • Variety of colored Sharpies

Do It!:

  1.  Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place.
  2. Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle. Keep your designs to the size of a quarter or half dollar because the alcohol will make the colors spread out a lot.
  3. Using your dropper drip approximately 10 drops of rubbing alcohol in the center of your design and watch the colors spread.
  4. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 in different places on your piece of clothing to get your ideal design.
  5. Heat set the colors by tossing the shirt in the dryer for a while before wearing.

Photos and DIY via The Art Girl Jackie

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