Discover the joy of tie dye with Create Basics™!

Put a creative spin on summer camps, school events, family reunions, lazy afternoons and more with cool tie-dye projects that'll keep the smiles coming long after the sun has set ... Create Basics™ makes it easy!

Get awesome results in just a few steps!


Bullseye

Crumple

Spiral

Stripe

Bullseye Technique

  • Step 1:

    Pinch fabric at the center of where your bullseye will be. Pull upward into a cone shape, guiding the fabric with other hand.

  • Step 2:

    Wrap a rubber band 1 to 2 inches below tip of fabric, then continue binding fabric with desired amount of rubber bands.

  • Step 3:

    Apply desired dye colors to sections of fabric.

Crumple Technique

  • Step 1:

    Scrunch fabric into a crumpled mound.

  • Step 2:

    Make sure all fabric is crumpled to desired effect.

  • Step 3:

    Apply desired amount of dye. Carefully flip crumpled fabric over and add dye to backside.

Spiral Technique

  • Step 1:

    Pinch fabric at the center of where your spiral will start. Twist until all fabric is in a spiral shape.

  • Step 2:

    Bind spiral with 3 to 4 rubber bands, overlapping rubber bands to create 6 to 8 wedge shapes.

  • Step 3:

    Apply desired dye colors to wedge shapes. Flip spiraled fabric over and repeat on backside.

Stripe Technique

  • Step 1:

    Pleat and fold fabric either vertically or horizontally.

  • Step 2:

    Use rubber bands to secure pleated fabric, evenly spacing rubber bands and adding as many as desired.

  • Step 3:

    Apply dye to each banded section, alternating colors if desired.

Tips for a Terrific Tie-Dye Experience

  1. Use 100% natural fabrics such as cotton, wool, rayon and silk; synthetic fabrics like polyester will not absorb the dye.

  2. Wash fabrics without fabric softener before dyeing for best results.

  3. Do not add water to dye bottle until you are ready to use it.

  4. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth or trash bag to prevent dye from staining work surface.

  5. Make sure to wear old clothes and take the tie-dye activities outside if you're worried about messy mishaps!

  6. Create new colors by mixing dyes.

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Create Basics Rainbow Kit

Kit Contents:
  • 10 no-mess squeeze bottles containing dye
  • 6 protective gloves
  • 30 rubber bands
  • 1 instruction sheet

Individual Colors