Tie dye crafts – not just for hippies anymore! In the past, Grateful Dead t-shirts came to mind when tie dye was mentioned. Tie dye has come a long way, and is currently one of the biggest summer trends. I really love the projects that I’m seeing, and I’m excited to show you a collection that will get you excited about tie dyeing. This tie dye summer tote is the perfect example of a pretty craft that I would love to make. If you are ready to try it, be sure to visit iLoveToCreate for instruction – they are the tie dye masters! Click through the jump to get the project ideas.
Star Shoes 1 of 13Use a salt resist for the blue base and then tie dye fabric to create the star patch.
Find out how at Condo Blues
Beautiful Paper 2 of 13You can dye linen by dipping it, then turn it into flowers and cards with glue.
Get the tutorial at A Little Hut
Striped Pillow 3 of 13This pillow was created by spraying the dye onto a sponge and dragging it across the fabric.
Learn how to do it yourself at The Diary of Dave's Wife
Gift Wrap 4 of 13Go wild with dye on a pillowcase, then turn it into gift wrap by tying it off at the top.
See how it was done at Hands On As We Grow
Ombre Wreath 5 of 13This wreath was created with fabric scraps and the ombre technique, which involves diluting the dye several times during the process.
Find out how at She's Kinda Crafty
Funky Towel 6 of 13Create starburst patterns on a towel with this interesting application.
Get the step-by-step at The Swell Life
Sprinkle Tank 7 of 13Add color to a tank by dipping it, then adding powder dye right after.
See how it was done at Look What I Made
Girl’s Dress 8 of 13This no sew dress was created using a man's t-shirt and Heat n' Bond, then tie dyed.
Learn how to do it at Mama Nibbles
Pretty Jewelry 9 of 13Create a cute necklace by tie dyeing a white t-shirt, then cutting it and adding wood beads.
See how it was done at A Little Tipsy
Heart Apron 10 of 13Create a heart pattern on the front of an apron using this simple technique.
Find the step-by-step at Lil' Luna
Rosette Pins 11 of 13You'll dye several t-shirts and then cut and sew them to make these rosette pins.
Learn how to do it at The Crafting Chicks
Fabric Banner 12 of 13Create this fun banner by using a dip dyeing technique.
Get the tutorial at Uncommon
Utility Apron 13 of 13This apron was decorated with a cool tie dye technique called "shibori."
See how it was done at PB&J Stories