Before this video we had no idea you could tye die cakes (sort of). While tie dying t-shirts, linens, and other wares requires several colors of fabric dye and scrunching up the fabric, tie dying cake involves no toxic chemicals. In fact, the "tie dye" is actually a few vibra ...more
I learned the hard way that boxed dyes just don't work well for me. A few months ago, I tried one that had a pretty name like "soft violet black." Sounds nice, right? What I ended up with was brown hair and hot pink roots. Trust me, it wasn't cute. Unfortunately, I had to liv ...more
Leopard print is one of the newest trends, and you can easily create your own leopard print style garment at home. All you need is a basic white T-shirt (or whatever you want to dye), the dye itself and a few other accessories.
The members of Material Evolution combine their talents to make a gorgeous circle-designed quilt. Lisa Call starts off by creating beautiful hand-dyed fabrics.
If you've dyed your clothes in the wash, re-wash the clothes immediately. Separate the whites and as a last resort add a cup of bleach to the washing machine. The dyed clothes should be back to there original whiteness. Rescue clothes you've dyed in the wash. Click through to ...more
Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before y ...more
Admittedly rainbow dyed roses are pretty tacky, but the idea of "mutation" is cool. And the HowTo behind it seems simple enough. Pick Chur explains: "In 2004, two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen, experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals ...more
This video shows you how to make fabric dye using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Perfect for an arts and crafts project or a handmade fashion statement! Part 1 of 3 - How to Make homemade fabric dye. Part 2 of 3 - How to Make homemade fabric dye. Part 3 of 3 - How ...more
Are you exhausted from farming constant dyes to create colored wool? Are you looking for a quicker method to gathering colored wool, but don't know where to start? Are you still learning how to farm colored wool or how to make certain wool colors? This quick tutorial will go o ...more
The darker your hair is, the harder it is to lighten it. If you are not keen on stripping your hair with bleach but want to avoid that orange look of poorly dyed tresses, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to take your dark brown hair to blonde without any blea ...more
When I think about about concrete, I usually picture a bunch of hairy bros whistling at attractive women walking across the street from their worksite. Have I ever actually witnessed this? Not really. That's just what comes to mind. But concrete isn't just material used on si ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
In the first part of this two-part guide, I covered cutting, grooving, beveling, making holes, and stamping/tooling. I hope you enjoyed that part, because we're pushing the accelerator to the floor and moving ahead at full speed! Covered in this section will be: Burnishing D ...more
With Guardians of the Galaxy's popularity this year, Gamora will obviously be the go-to costume for anyone looking to stand out in a crowd. Not only is she a strong, intergalactic warrior, but she's the perfect persona when you need to become part of your friends' group Guardi ...more
Fluorescent dye can be a great addition for decorating around the house for Halloween, especially for a haunted one. Creating your own fluorescent dye is a simple experiment, as long as you've got the proper chemicals and safety gear. Nurd Rage details the chemical process of ...more
Has it been a while since you last colored your hair? Unless you get your hair retouched every month, you're bound to have pesky hair roots popping out. These roots are especially noticeable if you have dyed your hair dark and have naturally light hair, or have naturally dark ...more
Hello there, hippies! In this article, I will show you the simple process that I and my friends use to create our own tie-dyed clothing with a minimum of time and trouble. You can tie-dye just about any piece of cloth, from shirts and pants to towels and tablecloths...and each ...more
It's almost time for Halloween, which means that it's time for the nastiest-looking food and drink to make its appearance. Severed fingers, brains, vomit... everything that would normally make our stomachs turn at any other time of year makes us cackle with glee instead on Hal ...more
If you prefer glow sticks over candles during a power outage, then this how-to is for you! Although glow sticks are used as temporary light sources, there are other applications for them. Divers use them for night diving, fisherman use them to catch swordfish, and the military ...more
If you haven't come up with a funny, innovative costume yet for Halloween, you're running out of time. While all your friends are busy perfecting their month-long DIY costume project, you're still being lazy about it and have just now started to search online for ideas. But t ...more
Making your own leaf skeleton is a fun, DIY project where you strip green leaves of their outer coating and tissue, leaving behind the "skeleton" of delicate veins underneath. Leaf skeletons can then be used as framed art pieces, or delicate decor for homemade cards or ornamen ...more
You wait forever to dye your hair because you can't afford the costs of hair dye products. This video will show you a way to dye your hair on time without breaking your wallet. The secret? Kool-Aid and food coloring. Watch to see the transformation from natural black hair to a ...more
Even if you've put aside your percolator and have gone the way of the pod coffeemaker, there are still dozens of ways to use your leftover coffee filters. Incredibly cheap, absorbent, and shaped with a ruffle, coffee filters are useful in the kitchen, garden, and around the ho ...more
This video tutorial shows how to emboss with Nestabilities and a Cuttlebug machine. Learn how to impress fancy embossed frames on paper, to add a unique touch to card making or scrapbooking projects.
Have you always admired tie dye shirts but didn't know how to make those fancy patterns? This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the V pattern on a shirt. Start by soaking the shirt in soda ash to get it ready to accept the dye. Next you'll learn h ...more
Most people (who have never done tie dye before) think that tie dye is simply squirting a bunch of psychadelic colors onto tied up fabric and going crazy with it. But there's more to tie dye than trippy rainbow hues and organic designs. There is more than one way to add a tie ...more
The following technique is very different since it doesn't involve folding the shirt to make concentric circles patterns in tie dye clothing. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make tie dye shirts. Make tie dye shirts - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com M ...more
What happens when you combine Super Mario Land with Minecraft? Maybe some awesome pixel art, but how about if you go a step further? What if you add the computer game within a computer game idea and throw in a little stop motion? You get one hell of an impressive spectacle—yo ...more
Make any dark shirt look super cool with discharge dye in less than 30 minutes! This is an easy dying project that is similar to tie dying but does not use colors. Bleaching a dark shirt will make it fashionable and customized to your liking. Bleach discharge uses the same tec ...more
Just dye it! In this crafty how to video, Melissa shows you the moves to make plain fabric into a showpiece. Also, find out which scissors every self-respecting sewer should keep in her sewing kit. Watch this tutorial and get this brightly colored, fashion forward look in no t ...more
Make your own version of Lady Gaga's meat dress (with no meat). This tutorial shows you how to use a red and white tie dyed fabric (that looks kind of like meat) and then sew it together in the same style as Lady Gaga's famous dress. Video: .
In this tutorial, we learn how to find an oil leak using florescent dye. First, you want to pour the dye into the oil canister and let the car run for about 10 minutes. After this, turn the lights off in the garage and grab a florescent light, and bring it into your engine. Yo ...more
dubstepfm brings you this instructional video on how to create a peace sign design using tie dye techniques. Your host for this video takes you through the entire process from laying out the peace sign design on your shirt, to how to fold the shirt and band it properly to crea ...more
Watch this step by step guide to folding and dying a spider style design for a tie-dyed t-shirt. This is a dark dye example, not a brightly colored shirt.
This week Kim Hall, a teacher at the EtsyLabs and an Etsy Seller (nottene), came by to show her technique for dyeing natural fabric with organic ingredients. Kim has worked with many different dyeing and printing methods. If you've always wanted to dye your own fabrics or yarn ...more
These cake eggs are a gorgeous treat that also makes a delicious April Fool's Day prank. Getting a fairly humdrum breakfast of boiled eggs and fruit and discovering that it's cake instead is an eggcellent surprise, isn't it? If you want to make these for Easter instead, then t ...more
Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Dye Detective." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity exploring ink colors. Learn how to perform ...more
Childcareland has shared with us the most easy way possible to make attractive colorful flowers using nothing but coffee filters, pipe cleaners, felt pens, water spray, and tape. To start off, she advises us to lay down wax paper on the surface we are working on (to prevent s ...more
Watch this quick instructional video showing the folding and dying technique to create an oval shape on tie-dye material and clothing.
Henna is a natural herb that's great to use for decorating skin and coloring hair. Learn more about how to make henna dye from our henna expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make Henna dye. Make Henna dye - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on ...more
Play lacrosse? This instructional video shows you how to dye your lax head and make it stand out from the rest of your team's. Easy to make and looks great.
Our very last Phone Snap! challenge is all about having a little fun, so start practicing your goofiest faces. Submit a phone snapped image of your interpretation of a "funny face" to the community corkboard by Monday, January 30th, 11:59pm PST for a chance to win an (appropri ...more
Tie dying a spider design on a t-shirt starts by folding the t-shirt in half vertically. Between one quarter and one half of the way down the shirt grab a piece of the shirt and spin around the table to create a coil of the shirt. Tie a string around the outside of the coil to ...more
I chose to make this a Steampunk iPad case, but you can change the details and make it look as modern as you'd like. As I said earlier, Steampunks probably shouldn't buy iPhones or iPads, but if you're going to get one, you may as well make it look cool, right? The iPad pictur ...more
Watch this demonstration of ombre fabric dyeing. Ombre dyed fabric has two different colors at either end which gradually fade out and meet in the center.
Dying leather is a great option to revamp or change the look of an existing leather piece. Choose a dye that provides the qualities you are looking for, be it flexibility or depth of color. The possibilities are endless. Although dyeing leather is more of an art than a scienc ...more
Watch this video to learn how to tie dye a shoulder burst style t-shirt and learn the spider tie dye technique.
Want to make makeup like the Joker? Watch this how to video. Products used: MEHRON Modeling Putty Wax MEHRON Fantasy F-X White face makeup Avon Big Color Eye Crayon in Night Glisten Disguise Stix Soap-Based Red Paint MEHRON Tooth F-X Nicotine/Decay tooth paint GRAFTOBIAN Premi ...more
Watch this fashion design tutorial video to learn how to tie dye your clothes. This how-to video features very detailed instructions that make tie dyeing easy for even first timers. The tips in this how-to video will help you tie dye ilike a pro in no time. All you need is dye ...more
One of the most fun activities when you are a kid is making something pretty to bring home to mom. In this tutorial, learn how to make carnations out of toilet paper for a fun kid's craft. Carnations make a great craft for Valentines or Mother's Day and are easy to make with e ...more
Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is ...more
Sometimes, conventional hair dyes won't cut it. There is, however, a way to get extremely vivid color without spending lots and lots of money at the stylist: Kool-Aid. This tutorial video will tell you step by step how to dye your hair with Kool-Aid. Warning: This is an extrem ...more
Discover the power of raspberries! Literally. In this NurdRage science video, learn how some crushed raspberries and some titanium dioxide (TiO2) can create a powered dye-sensitized solar cell. Inside a raspberry is something called anthocyanin, which is a flavonoid pigment. C ...more
Cake! It's so great that there's a band named after it. 50 Cent wrote song lyrics about it. Apparently famed poet Emily Dickinson was also famous for her cake-baking abilities. But no matter how you slice it, the cakes we're talking about stand head and shoulders above your e ...more
You might have known that you can dye your hair with Kool-Aid. Well, you can and it's super easy! With this three part tutorial, learn exactly how to bypass the expensive salon hair coloring products and dye your hair with Kool-Aid. Part 1 of 3 - How to Dye your hair with Kool ...more
We don't know how the ombre hair trend got started, but if nothing else it certainly is interesting. Like ombre clothes, ombre hair fades from one color to another, like watercolor painting. On hair this means a deep brown on the crown of the head fading into a light blond on ...more
We've all heard of dying paper with tea dye for an aged, vintage effect. But did you know you could use tea (and coffee) to dye other things as well, including T-shirts and yarn? Find out how to stain clothing with coffee and tea by watching this helpful video. The techniques ...more
A simple multitouch pad made from a plastic bag, some dyed water, and a camera.
When it comes to Easter, I usually dig plastic eggs with money or chocolate inside but hard-boiled eggs shouldn't be missing from the party. And simple hard-boiled eggs won't do. You need to decorate them because we all know bunny eggs are extravagant. What's even better than ...more
This is a short instructional video showing the folding and dying required to come up with a circle design for a tie dye.