Tie-Dye: beach sheet, picnic blanket, bed sheet…

We’re going to show you how to tie-dye a sheet in 10 minutes and your friends won’t believe it! Call this sheet whatever you want: a beach sheet, a picnic blanket, or use it as a bed sheet, but everyone will be in awe that it only took a few minutes to make!

With the summer picking up speed and the pool losing the allure it had the first couple of weeks, we decided it would be a great time to do something different! A picnic perhaps? When we went in the basement to try and turn up something to sit on; however, all we could find was an old stained bedsheet. How could we eat on a sheet that had a big stain on it, without feeling a little sick to our stomachs? Then the idea hit, tie-dye the sheet! What could be cuter than a perfectly tie-dyed picnic blanket? This was easy and to tie-dye it took no more than ten minutes (not including the drying time) and the results were well worth it!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
-Old bed sheet
-Rubber Bands
-Tie-dye kit (we used Tulip One-Step Tie-dye Kit) A kit comes with everything you need to create the perfect tie-dye: filled bottles, refills,rubber bands, and design ideas
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IINSTRUCTIONS:
1. Spread the bed sheet out across something that you don’t mind getting a little color on, preferably grass.
2. Pinch the center of the sheet and start to spin it in a circular motion, continue spinning until the entire sheet is curled up.
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3. Take the rubber bands and put them on the curled sheet that you just created so it won’t come undone.
4. Use a hose to soak the sheet all the way through. When the cloth is wet, the dye spreads out easier and the result will be much better.
5. Now the fun part: tie-dye the sheet! Squirt the colors on the sheet. That’s it!
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6. Once all the colors are on, leave it out in the sun for about an hour, or until dry.
7. Unfold and admire.
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Comments

  1. oh my gosh, this is one of the best/coolest ideas i have ever seen! too cute, and i can’t wait to try this out with my friends!

  2. This is so cool! What a great idea! I will for sure have to do this for my next outdoor outing! Thank you so much for this fun idea!

  3. Send us a picture – we’d love to see it!

  4. Glad you love it as much as we do — and it’s EASY!

  5. This is so cool! We just did tie dye shirts at our camp last week too; it was lots of fun! Anyway, I wanted you to know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For details, just go here: http://1epicmom.com/2012/07/14/the-versatile-blogger-award/
    Cheers,
    Char

  6. katherines corner :

    extremely groovy!!! I used to make tons of tie dye things when I was a teen. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo P.S. the new giveaway has started!

  7. Sooo awesome! Definitely making this to use at the beach!! :)

  8. Thank you, we love it for the beach since it’s so easy to get the sand off of at the end of the day! Enjoy!

  9. Where did you get the tie dye kit from

  10. I believe it was Joanne’s, but it’s probably available at any craft store.

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  14. did you have to wash out the bed sheet when you were done to keep the colors from bleeding later?

  15. Definitely follow the instructions on the package about washing! You will want to wash it when completed, and then separately the first few times.