Awhile back, I got a great deal on white dress socks at Target ($2.70 for 6 pairs!). I decided to try my hand at dyeing them. Click 'read more' to see the steps. Also- as we head into the holidays, I will be marking DIY gift ideas with that cute little lightbulb icon so be on the lookout!
I followed the instructions on the RIT dye bottle to mix my dye bath. I used the same setup I used to dye Halloween treat bags. Lined the bathtub with trash bags, dyed in a rubbermaid container and dried on a cookie rack. For the purple pairs, I completely submerged them in the dye bath and left them for awhile.
For the green pair, I wanted to see if I could get a mottled look, where the dye would be uneven. So I used a strong mixture of mostly dye and a little water and applied it with a spray bottle. I rinsed the socks pretty quickly so they would be a light green.
Voila! You should try it! Socks are an easy way to jump in the world of dyeing. The whole process of dyeing anything is a little messy but it's actually pretty easy and painless.
And this is me rolling a pair of socks up in a neat little bun to give as a gift. :)
Have you tried dyeing fabric? What was your experience like?