Wear the Rainbow T-Shirt

Take part in the ombré invasion with this ombré rainbow tee. It’s easy and fun to make with an ordinary household paintbrush, Tulip® tie dye and water!

Designed by Pattie Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.


  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ – Neon
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Disposable Plastic Table Cover
  • Paintbrush, Wide
  • Water Cup
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Step 1
Wash T-shirt without fabric softener. Do not dry.

Step 2
Cover work surface with disposable table cover. Lay damp shirt flat on work surface.

Step 3
Mix dye according to package instructions.

Step 4
Apply a thick line of pink dye across entire width of the top of shirt. Use wide paintbrush wet with water to quickly blend colour downward, applying more dye and wetting brush as needed to get desired colour blend.

Step 5
Just below first section, apply a line of orange dye and blend into top colour and also downward, adding dye and wetting brush as needed to blend colour evenly.

Step 6
Repeat this step with yellow dye, then lime dye, and ending with turquoise, adding dye and wetting brush as needed to blend colours evenly.

Step 7
Let shirt set six to eight hours.

Step 8
Wash/dry shirt according to dye package instructions.


Using a house paintbrush with water will help to blend colour bands evenly across your shirt.