• DIY: Tie-Dye Swaddle Blanket

    DIY tie dye baby blanketI have another swaddle blanket DIY to share with you today. In case you missed the other two, we made a star stamped swaddle and an ombre dyed one a couple weeks ago. This time we channeled our 80s childhood and did a simple one color tie-dye. This is actually my first tie-dye project and it’s been fun to experiment with different methods and techniques. In the past I haven’t been a huge fan of tie-dye (seemed to be too much of a color explosion), however a one color tie-dye with a lot of white space I can totally get on board with and that type of dyeing seems to be popular right now.

    diy tie dye baby blanketKeep reading to see how to make this cute tie-dye baby swaddle blanket…

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley, assisted by Maddie Bachelder


    diy tie dye baby blanketMaterials:

    Dye- I used Rit Dye
    Gauze fabric
    A bin to work in
    Rubber gloves
    Rubber bands
    A squeeze jar- like these


    Step 1: Fold the fabric in half and then start folding it accordion style all the way until it’s bunched up together. diy tie dye baby blanket

    Step 2: Add rubber bands every 1 1/2 inches or so. Make them really tight!

    diy tie dye baby blanket Step 3: Mix dye according to package directions and place some into a squeeze bottle. Start adding the dye just around the rubber bands leaving the in-between parts white. The color will bleed out but the concentration should be around the rubber bands.

    diy tie dye baby blanket

    Step 4: When you’ve finished, let the blanket sit for at least 6 hours or until mostly dried. Then throw it into the dryer for a couple cycles (I think we need to do 2 or 3). Take the rubber bands off and then throw in the dryer one more time.




    1. Cathy said… August 29, 2013 4:48 pm

      Fantastic- great for a gift too!

    2. Debbie said… August 28, 2013 8:21 am

      This is so pretty I’d totally buy it. How does it hold up after washing?

    3. Katherine K said… August 27, 2013 3:31 pm

      I love this series you’ve done, this one is really lovely

    4. heidiandluke said… August 27, 2013 8:38 am

      This turned out so beautiful, I love it!

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