Give Your Outdated T-Shirts a Fresh Update With These Foolproof Tie-Dye Kits

Mia Maguire
Give Your Outdated T-Shirts a Fresh Update With These Foolproof Tie-Dye Kits
Photo: Baked by Melissa/STYLECASTER.

Tie-dye is one of the biggest trends taking over fashion at the moment, and while there are plenty of ‘90s-inspired styles to choose from, making your own tie-dyed apparel is so much more fun than purchasing a design already emblazoned with a rainbow-hued pattern. There is no shortage of ways to personalize and customize your tie-dye pattern when you take the DIY route—from choosing your own colors to experiment with, to switching up your method while you’re in the process to create a bespoke look.

If you’ve grown bored with your favorite old tee-shirt, mini dress, or sweatpants, why not take to this fun activity to give your old apparel a fresh and perfectly on-trend update? And, besides giving your old wardrobe staples a makeover, it’s also just a fun, crafty project to take on to pass your time spent at home. Tie-dying can take a bit of practice (along with a bit of trial and error) to master, but fortunately, there are plenty of ready-made kits that come with just about everything you need to get the look right. Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite (and totally foolproof) kits to help you get started.

STYLECASTER’s mantra is ‘Style To The People’— and our mission is to be an accessible, inclusive, ahead-of-the-trend destination for millennial and Gen Z women who want to live with style and substance. Our fashion, beauty and lifestyle coverage is equal parts informative and inspiring, and at once aspirational yet attainable. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.

1. Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Party Kit

Tulip tie-dye kit amazon

Courtesy of Tulip.

This tie-dye kit is equipped with 14 different ultra-pigmented and non-toxic colors to help you curate your design to your liking. It also includes eighteen squeeze bottles for easy a super easy application process, and doesn’t require any pre-soaking to get started.

2. SEI Tumble Dye Craft & Fabric Tie-Dye Kit

SEI Tumble Dye Craft & Fabric Tie-Dye Kit

Courtesy of SEI.

This easy-to-use tie-dye kit contains an assortment of non-toxic and water-based dyes to help you create your personalized design. Each bottle is designed with a spray nozzle applicator to prevent messes, spills, and overall hassle because it doesn’t require dunking, pre-soaking, or washing to mater the craft and give your wardrobe a rainbow-hued makeover.

3. Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit

Tulip Celestial One-Step Tie-Dye Kit

Courtesy of Tulip.

You won’t waste time figuring which colors to use or what theme to go with, since this kit contains eight curated shades. You can go for a cool-toned celestial theme or perhaps a light-colored ice cream theme. In addition to the eight bottles of dye, this set also comes with three pairs of gloves and 30 rubber bands.

4. Just My Style Pretty Pastel Tie-Dye Bag

Just My Style Pretty Pastel Tie-Dye Bag

Courtesy of Just My Style.

With this set, you get a dye-able scrunchie, a set of three pastel dyes that you can mix to get even more colors and rubber bands, of course. You can also put your tie-dye designs into the microwaveable bag—microwaving your tie-dye designs can help them set faster. Once you’re done, you can hang your designs to dry.

5. Mosaiz Tie-Dye Kit

Mosaiz Tie-Dye Kit

Courtesy of Mosaiz.

For a fun party activity, you’ll want this comprehensive tie-dye kit. It gives you 15 bottles of dye, three spray nozzles, 50 rubber bands, a table cover, five aprons, and an instructional booklet. Is there anything this set doesn’t include? Whether you’re getting this for children or adults, they’ll love creating cool looks with this easy to use, kid-friendly kit.

share