Tips & tricks

DIY Tie Dye Headbands from T-Shirts

These DIY tie dye headbands are easy to make from t-shirts and look great! Both kids and adults will love this fashion craft.

DIY Headbands

For my DIY tie dye headbands, I picked up a basic tie-dye kit you can find at any craft store. If you’re wondering how to tie dye a headband, this kit works perfectly.

Tips and Tricks for Successful DIY Tie Dye

1. Wear gloves unless you want your fingers dyed for awhile. Also wear an apron or old clothing and cover any working surface. Tie dye stains most things and it’s permanent on fabric!

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2. Use cotton items. Some poly blends will dye, but are much more likely to fade during the wash cycle. Stick with 100% cotton.

1. Braided DIY Headband

If you can braid, you can make this tie headband! Cut your fabric into nine 1/2-inch strips, long enough to wrap around your head. Create three braids.

2. Knotted DIY Tie Headbands

Once I got the hang of this tie headbands technique, I liked it so much that I made it twice! I can’t say that I came up with the tutorial for this one though. Instead, I followed the tie headbands tutorial shown here and adjusted them to fit my head.

3. Twisted DIY Headband

To make this twisted DIY tie dye headband I followed the steps shown here. This was definitely the easiest to make, and I love the way this style lends itself to really letting the tie dye patterns stand out!

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