I am Carli Hein from Hein & Dandy, jumping on the quarantine tie-dye trend! I have been super blessed to be able to be home with my baby during this time. I have been seeing tie-dye all over the internet and wanted to make some trendy clothes for my baby girl, Bria! One outfit is a lounge around hoodie onesie and the other is a super cute two-piece tank top set! Rit Dye was so generous to send me the powder for this ice dye project. I had originally wanted to do this project outside but of course it’s been raining all week here in Minnesota. If you have the opportunity, do this outside! It’s so fun and on a sunny day the warmth hurries up the melting process.
- Rit Powder Dye
- White Baby Clothes
- Cooling Rack
- Baking Dish
- Optional Spoon and Rubber Bands
Chose your favorite Rit powder dye colors! They were so amazing to send me a handful of beautiful colors to make Bria some adorable baby clothes! My favorites that I used for this project are Golden Yellow, Teal, Petal Pink, Wine, and Tan.
Wash your clothes and leave them damp.
For the hooded onesie I decided to do the traditional tie dye swirl technique. Lay the onesie flat on the table and pinch the middle. From the pinched middle start to turn your hands so that the entire garment is now in a flat circle. This is where you have the option to put rubber bands on if you want more of a distinct sectioning.
For my top and bottom outfit, I decided to scrunch! This will create a more watercolor look once dried. Have fun with it! Take your hands and scrunch it up, but remember to keep it flat so all the color gets to the entire garment.
Ice Ice Baby
Lay the clothing on the wire rack on top of the baking dish. The dish is there to catch the dyed water once the ice melts. Place the ice all over the clothes, leaving no spot untouched. Since the clothes are damp and the ice is frozen, it sticks right to the clothes!
The kind of ice you use will change what the outcome of the dye will look like. I chose to use bigger ice, that came from my freezer. The bigger ice will make a more tie dye effect in the end.
Cut a small opening in the corner of the dye. Sprinkle on top of the ice generously. The more powder on the ice, the deeper the colors will be.
Let the ice melt on top of the clothes for 6 to 8 hours. Run the dyed garments under cold water until the water runs clear then wash and dry before putting on your baby.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Carli Hein of Hein & Dandy // Rit Dye c/o: Rit // Hoodie Onsie: Amazon // Tank Top Set: Amazon
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