DIY: Tie Dye Denim
In effort to make DIY/crafting my new hobby, this weekend I successfully completed another amazing DIY. This project was even more fun because it involves fashion! The tie dye denim look is perfect for any pair of jeans that have lost their way in your closet and need to be revived. I know most of you have at least one pair of jeans you don’t wear — I have approximately 12 pairs of jeans, but mostly wear two or three.
What you’ll need:
- dark denim
- rubber bands
- rubber gloves
First, soak your jeans in a bucket of water, this will ensure that your denim creates maximum absorbency.
Next tie jeans with multiple elastic bands. It’s recommended to use thick rubber bands, so since I was unable to find these, I used clothing elastic instead. Start at the legs and twist and tie denim with bands. The more rubber bands you use, the more blue that will be left.
Fill your bucket with 1 part bleach, 2 parts water. My bucket was filled about half-way full. Use rubber gloves to immerse the jeans in the solution and if needed use some sort of weight to keep the jeans completely immersed. This way you won’t have to rotate the denim. Check on the colour of the denim occasionally, I bleached my jeans for about 2 hours to achieve a light, almost white denim colour.
When you are satisfied with the bleached colour, carefully cut off all elastic bands, and wash jeans immediately. Be sure to wash alone and use detergent. Hang to dry, and you’re done! One last step is to put your washing machine through another wash cycle with nothing in it to ensure all bleach is cleared from the machine.
So excited to wear these all summer long! These pair perfectly with classic black and white t-shirts, flats and booties. Enjoy!