The Bright Side Tie-Dye Top by ArtMinds™
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The Bright Side Tie-Dye Top by ArtMinds™

When it comes to giving your wardrobe a boost, look on the bright side! Pair a rainbow of vibrant colors with zip ties for a tie-dye design that hits a creative bullseye.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • ArtMinds™ Tie-Dye Kit – Block Party
  • Tank Top, 100% Cotton – White
  • Pastry Cooling Rack, Large
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Zip Ties
  • Chalk Pencil – Grey
  • Washer and Dryer

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash tank top and leave damp; do not use fabric softener.

Step 2 Protect work surface with plastic tablecloth and lay tank out flat on covered surface.

Step 3 Use a grey chalk pencil to draw a half circle along side seam of tank.

Step 4 Begin pleating your shirt at this chalk line, easing the fabric into a straight line along your chalk line as you pleat. Secure tightly with a zip tie about 2" from tip of fabric.

Step 5 Repeat pleating and securing with zip ties four more times, spacing zip ties about 1" apart. Your shirt should now be separated into six sections.

Step 6 Mix “Block Party” dyes according to package instructions. Lay tied shirt onto pastry cooling rack over plastic tablecloth.

Step 7 Apply yellow dye to first section of shirt, keeping dye approximately ½" from next zip tie.

Step 8 Apply green dye to second section, turquoise dye to third section, blue dye to fourth section, purple dye to fifth section, and red dye to last section, keeping dyes approximately ½" away from zip ties.

Step 9 Allow shirt to set for time recommended in package instructions.

Step 10 Rinse shirt under warm running water to remove excess dye.

Step 11 Remove zip ties and wash/dry shirt according to package instructions.


Placing zip-tied shirt on a pastry cooling rack while dyeing helps minimize color bleeding.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Lauri Eaton courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.