It’s no secret that ice dye is at the top of our favorite tie dye methods list. We can’t get enough of the one-of-a-kind watercolor effects that come with so little effort! This DIY ice dye apron is a great beginner tie project that can be customized with your favorite colors – you can’t mess it up! Here is how to do it:
Supplies needed to make an Ice Dye Apron
Tulip One-Step Ice Dye Kit
Raised cooling rack
Container for dyeing
Our tie dye bundle would be perfect for this project!
How to make an Ice Dye Apron
Watch the video or read the steps below!
Step 1: Prepare your surface for ice dyeing by placing a rack inside your container for dyeing. The rack will allow the melting ice to drip down and prevent your apron from sitting in the dye.
Step 2: Crumple your apron on top of the rack and cover the surface of the apron with a pile of ice. Then, sprinkle the powder dye over the ice.
Tip: Use cardboard or a plastic sheet and some duct tape to make a ring or collar around your fabric. The collar will hold the ice in place as you pile the ice over the fabric.
Step 3: Let the ice melt completely. As it melts the dye will mix with the water and dye the apron!
Step 4: Once the ice is completely melted, rinse until the water runs clear. Hang dry.
Note: Rinsing immediately will result in softer colors. If you’d like bolder colors, place the apron in a zip lock bag and allow the dye to set for 8-24 hours before rinsing.
Liz & Sam