These are SO simple to make and perfect for you or your canine companion this holiday weekend. Total time - 30 minutes. But be careful....tie-dying is addicting...hide your whites because you will be reaching for everything you can get your hands on once you get the hang of it. I may or may not have turned my pillow cases and dish towels red, white, and blue.
You will need red and blue dye (only a little bit, so if you already have some at home, no need to purchase a new box- they sell Rit at most drug stores or you can get it from your local craft store), white bandanas (we got ours at Michael's Art Store- they have them at Hobby Lobby too!), rubber bands, hot water and clothes pins.
Side note: I used the Rit Navy shade for more of an indigo blue look, but you can choose any shade of blue or red you like! There are lots of options and there are no rules!
Follow the directions on the back of your dye box to prepare the red and blue bowls of dye. It basically tells you to add a pinch of salt and hot water to each bowl and mix really well. I recommend doing one color at time. You can let the bandanas rest for a minute before switching colors. Make sure you have an area prepared to sit them down. I used a cardboard box lined with baking parchment paper. In order to get the spiral effect you see at the top, follow the pictured instructions below. You will be making little rose-like shapes. The most important thing to remember is that you need to leave a white stripe down the center where your rubber bands are while dipping. Otherwise you will end up with red, white and purple bandanas. :) The dye will run a little bit as the cotton absorbs it, so start slow when you go in for the dip.
When you are done dying the little bundles, remove the rubber bandon each one for the great reveal! Tah-dah! Now hang them up in the sun to dry.
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words + project by R. Simms