Halloween Tie Dye

Hi, I’m Char from Crap I’ve Made and I have a Halloween Tie Dye project to share with you today.

We saw these Halloween Tie Dye Shirts in Family Fun magazine, and decided to give them a try. So as not to repeat the entire tutorial for these, here is a link with all the supplies and directions.  Here is how ours turned out:

pumpkin shirts 5

Macy’s isn’t actually done on account of the fact that when you’re 8, each face requires about 3 hours of thought.

pumpkin shirts 1

…and then Bennett barfed all over his.

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We used fabric markers to draw the faces. My super cool friend Sabra did freezer paper stencils and hers turned out awesome. Sabra also recommended I NOT use Rit dye. I took her advice and used Dylon and I won’t go back.

That’s it- super simple!

Have a great Halloween, and stop by my blog Crap I’ve Made anytime!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2009

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  1. Thank you, i love your Fridays, that way I get to know MORE creative people in blogville!

  2. So cute!! Thanks for swapping blogs, you've got some great ideas!

  3. Lovin' it Char!

  4. That is so cute! I'm not the best at tye-dying…I'm not sure why so i'm sorry if this question sounds silly. The white circles are from rubberbands, correct? I've done a shirt before for 4th of july, however it now looks purple. I really think this would be a cute project for my kids in my afterschool class…maybe I should google "how to tye-dye"!

  5. Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    check out this post I did over the summer:


  6. Love her blog! I've made the roasted potatoes and bacon/cheddar bread from there…Delicious!

  7. The white circles are indeed from the rubber bands. The Dylon dye didn't require any sort of cooking.

    Here are the ones my friend Sabra did:

    Look how dang cute those faces turned out!

    She used Rit (against her own advice) and hers came out much lighter than mine. I don't know if she did them on the stove or not.

  8. Megan @ Megity's Handmade says:

    Love this idea! I am marking it now. It will be too fun to do and maybe I will hog all the fun to myself and NOT let the kids help me. :)

  9. Melissa @ Domestic Goddess In Training says:

    I finally finished our shirts. They turned out pretty cute, not as cute as your friends! I had to use rit dye because I couldn't find anything else :o( And my fabric marker was so hard to work with, it didn't cover well. But for the non perfectionist they are just fine. They turned out pretty cute.

    Here is my link

    thanks again! And Char I love your blog, it's on my list too :o)


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