Tie-Dyed Flower Tutorial

On the Hand Painted Embellished Pillow, I made these tie-dyed flowers because I wanted a realistic flower to pop out from the painting.

Here is the tutorial on how to make this really pretty flower (use for hair bow, pillow, shirt etc).

What You'll Need
  • About 1/4 yard of white material
  • Tulip One-Step Dye (colors of your choice)
  • Small rubber bands (there are some in the kit, but I used smaller ones)
  • Garbage bag (to put under the stuff you'll tie-dye

Cut several strips about 2 inches wide of white material.

Then cut each strip according to the patterns above provided in actual size

 (Note: perfection is not needed, the pattern is more of a guide, meaning cut some petals of various sizes, when you put them together you'll place the bigger ones first and build to the smaller petals.)

I followed the instructions in the box of Tulip One-Step Dye.  It was pretty simple.  Once you have all the petals cut, wet them, then wrap a band about a 1/3 of the way from the bottom (I used Em's little hair bands - the ones that came in the box of Tie-dye were too large).

With the gloves on provided in the box,  I put yellow on the bottom first, then added the fuschia on the top

Then bundled several of the groupings together in Saran wrap.

The instructions said to leave on for 4 - 8 hours, longer for deeper color, I left it on overnight cause I was working on the pillow painting.
Then threw them in the washing machine by themselves and dried them by themselves as well.

Then I laid out the flower strips grouped by size.

Start with the larger strips, twist the center of the petal and insert the needle.  Add about 5 petals of one size before moving on to the next smaller size.  When you get the fluffiness that you want, run the needle through the grouping a couple of times and tie off.

And Ta-Da you have a really cute flower!

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Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!