drip dye tank

We’ve dripped dyed a few times in our day, and boy is it a fickle process! You never quite know what you’re going to get. We are loving tank tops for our boys in these triple digit months, so when we found these simple tanks at Wal-Mart for a few bucks, we started brainstorming ways to make them unique!

We played with the saturation levels of the dye, usually Rit brand would suggest you dilute the dye into gallons of water, for this tank we just dyed it straight into the mixture. It gave it such a rich color and is something to keep in mind when you’re looking for that ombre effect: diluting as you go can help to create that effect in less time! (Note: dye yours in a large tote, sink, or bucket, we used this too small bowl for the sake of the pretty picture and it was humorous to say the least!)

We love the messy look of this one, and are excited to tweak the saturations on more dyed projects!
drip dye tank
Have you crafty readers had any luck with Summer clothing upgrades? We’d love to see! If you have a tutorial let’s link up! Just comment below or email us: hello at smallfryblog dot com.


  • PARIS BEE kids blog
    June 11, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Very cool!!! Love that for the little ones!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • Jessica
    June 11, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I bought some black Rit dye a couple of months ago to dip dye some things and haven’t had the guts to use it yet. Now I just might!

  • Mindy
    June 17, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I love the messy look, too! Cool idea and it doesn’t look difficult at all. Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

  • Ashley
    June 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    little leggings would be cute too!

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