Summery Kimono Cover-Up
With swim season on the way, it’s important to have a cute cover-up that will keep you warm after leaving the water. Give in to your tie dye craving and make your own cover-up with this simple tie dye craft idea. The Summery Kimono Cover-Up is a light and fashionable wrap to slip into when you are at the beach or the pool this summer. Why wrap up in a towel when you could have a cute cover-up you’ll want to show off?
- Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit: Rainbow
- Extra bottles for mixing dye dilutions
- White 100% natural fiber kimono top
- Disposable plastic table cover
- White scrap fabric
- Wash top and leave damp. Lay out flat on covered work surface.
- Use rubber bands from kit to tie multiple ties on hem and sleeves.
- Loosely pleat top vertically with tied sleeves slightly out to the sides, away from the body of top.
- Mix Green and Blue dyes according to package instructions.
- Use extra bottles to mix a small amount of each dye with water to create light shades of each color. Test dilutions on scrap fabric, adding more dye or water to get desired light shade.
- Use full strength Blue dye on bottom of tied sleeves and hem. Add light Blue dilution on remainder of tied portions to blend color upward.
- Use diluted Green to dye body of top. Add small amounts of full strength Green at bottom of top along blue sections.
- Cover top with plastic and let set 6-8 hours.
- Remove ties and rinse top under running water to remove excess dye.
- Wash and dry top according to dye package instructions.
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