How to Make Tie Dye With Sharpies

You can use this method on any light colored cotton fabric.

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How to Make Tie Dye With Sharpies
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I'm tie dying a canvas bag.

I'm tie dying a canvas bag.

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I centered my hoop on my bag and stuffed it with plastic bags to keep the colors from running through to the other side.

I centered my hoop on my bag and stuffed it with plastic bags to keep the colors from running through to the other side.

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I've also seen this step done with plastic cups and rubber bands. If you want a smaller circle or don't have embroidery hoops, that would be a good option.

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Choose your colors and start doodling.

Choose your colors and start doodling.

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Fill your space.

Fill your space.

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Next we're going to drip the alcohol on.

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Dip your straw in and cover the top with your finger.

Dip your straw in and cover the top with your finger.

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Start by dripping in the center of your circles. It spreads more as it dries.

Start by dripping in the center of your circles. It spreads more as it dries.

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Hhhhmmmmmm....... The colors aren't really spreading and blending like I wanted.

Hhhhmmmmmm....... The colors aren't really spreading and blending like I wanted.

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Not to worry. I bought a 3 pack! Lets's try it a little differently.

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This was how Martha did it. I put a cookie sheet in my bag.

This was how Martha did it. I put a cookie sheet in my bag.

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Just do really simple circles with dots around them in a different color.

Just do really simple circles with dots around them in a different color.

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Drip alcohol in the center of each dot.

Drip alcohol in the center of each dot.

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I found out that darker colors work better and that a little blue goes a long way.

I found out that darker colors work better and that a little blue goes a long way.

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See what mean... The blue spreads like crazy. When dripping alcohol on there, you want a steady stream of drops ( if that makes sense).

See what mean... The blue spreads like crazy. When dripping alcohol on there, you want a steady stream of drops ( if that makes sense).

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Go play a game while it dries.

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I added more details after it dried. I was surprised at how much detail was maintained. I thought it was going to all blend together & you wouldn't be able to see my original marks.

I added more details after it dried. I was surprised at how much detail was maintained. I thought it was going to all blend together & you wouldn't be able to see my original marks.

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This is a really fun project you can use on any light colored fabric. (see, I did my chucks too)  Experiment and see what you come up with. 😃

This is a really fun project you can use on any light colored fabric. (see, I did my chucks too) Experiment and see what you come up with. 😃

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