How to Make a Spiral Rainbow Tie Dye Shirt

This guide helps you through the steps of creating a rainbow spiral tie dye shirt.

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How to Make a Spiral Rainbow Tie Dye Shirt
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Here are the basic supplies you will need to tie dye a t-shirt

Here are the basic supplies you will need to tie dye a t-shirt

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Fill the tub with cool water half way full.

Fill the tub with cool water half way full.

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Add the soda ash and mix it

Add the soda ash and mix it

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Put the t-shirt in and make sure that water is covering it. Let it sit for 20 minutes

Put the t-shirt in and make sure that water is covering it. Let it sit for 20 minutes

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While you are waiting for the shirt to soak, mix your dyes

While you are waiting for the shirt to soak, mix your dyes

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It is also good to set up your dyeing station

It is also good to set up your dyeing station

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Once the 20 minutes are up wring out the shirt as best as you can

Once the 20 minutes are up wring out the shirt as best as you can

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Lay it flat on a table

Lay it flat on a table

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In the very middle of the shirt pinch and twist a bit of the shirt

In the very middle of the shirt pinch and twist a bit of the shirt

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Closer look without my fingers in the way. It should stay like this because it is wet

Closer look without my fingers in the way. It should stay like this because it is wet

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Twist some more

Twist some more

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Keep twisting until the whole shirt is in the twist and tuck in the edges so it is more compact

Keep twisting until the whole shirt is in the twist and tuck in the edges so it is more compact

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Take a rubber band and slide it over the top and under the bottom

Take a rubber band and slide it over the top and under the bottom

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Each rubber band should go through the middle, like a pie

Each rubber band should go through the middle, like a pie

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Get your gloves on

Get your gloves on

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Place the t-shirt on the wire rack in the sink. The rack doesn't have to fit in the sink it just needs to keep the shirt off the bottom of the sink and pools of dye

Place the t-shirt on the wire rack in the sink. The rack doesn't have to fit in the sink it just needs to keep the shirt off the bottom of the sink and pools of dye

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I started with red and used the rubber bands as guides

I started with red and used the rubber bands as guides

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This is red and orange

This is red and orange

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Yellow and green

Yellow and green

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All of the colors on one side

All of the colors on one side

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Flip it over to do the back

Flip it over to do the back

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Use the colors from the other side as your guide

Use the colors from the other side as your guide

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All done and ready to sit

All done and ready to sit

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The dye must sit for at least 24 hours, so place it in a plastic bag

The dye must sit for at least 24 hours, so place it in a plastic bag

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When you are ready rise it out and take the rubber bands off

When you are ready rise it out and take the rubber bands off

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The end result!!!

The end result!!!

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