Lacking something green to wear on St. Patty's? If you have an extra white t-shirt laying around, give this DIY a try!
- White t-shirt
- Green fabric dye
- A large bucket
- Measuring cup
- Plastic stir spoon
- 1 Cup Salt (optional, to make your color more intense)
- 1 Tablespoon liquid laundry detergent (optional, to help promote level dyeing)
Lay out your trashbag in the area you will be working. Following the instructions on the dye packet, prepare the water and dye solution. Before mixing in the dye, get your t-shirt wet by dunking it in the water and ring dry. Prepare the dye in the bucket, stiring until all granuals are melted. Add the salt and laundry detergent if desired.
Taking your shirt by the sleeves, slowly dip the first 3/4 of the shirt into the dye. Hold the shirt for 10 seconds; then lift a few inches and drape the shirt over the back of the bucket. Every 5-7 minutes, move the shirt up several inches, allowing the bottom-most part to soak in the dye the longest, therefore becoming the darkest.
When dying is complete, rinse your shirt in cold water from the lightest to darkest part of the t-shirt until the water runs clear. Immediately wash the shirt on cold in your washing machine. Your color may run a little bit, causing the white part to become a pale green (see my final product).
Dip-dying is not an exact art so use your best judgement. My shirt turned out a bit quirky, but it was a fun and quick DIY that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
If you notice a little stomach bulge, that is a baby bump! Baby White is officially 3 months along! Watch for maternity DIY's in the near future! ;D
What other fun ways have you found to wear green on St. Patty's day? Let us know by following us on Twitter and tweeting to us @CampMakery!