Dip Dyed Stripe Beach Bag

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We’ve been coveting a striped beach tote all year long. Instead of purchasing one at a nearby department store, we’ve opted to create one using a solid bag and our very own RIT dye.

SUPPLIES

H&M Bag
Tape
Scissors
Bucket
Spray Bottle
Rit Dye

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STEPS

Lay your bag on a flat surface. Using your tape, create even stripes wrapping all the way around the bag. NOTE: The exposed portion of your bag will absorb the dye.

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Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.

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Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.

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Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the Rit dye powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill our bucket.

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Since we didn’t want to dip our bag into the bucket and risk ruining our design, we dipped a spray bottle into the bucket. By spraying our bag with the dye we were able to control the amount of liquid that may have seeped under the tape.

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Continue doing this for both sides.

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Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!

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10 comments on “Dip Dyed Stripe Beach Bag

  1. That is such a great idea and it looks so cool! I never would have thought of that, thank you!

  2. mrsbritton3 says:

    It’s really cute! Thank you!

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  4. Arlene Poma says:

    This is so different from the tye-dying that I used to do. I haven’t seen Rit dye lately. Maybe I should go looking. I never would have thought to spray it on!

  5. ED says:

    Such a great idea!! And so simple!! I like the home made look!! LOVE THIS!
    Ellie from http://howtodoprettymucheverything.wordpress.com/

  6. sarahwbiggs says:

    Reblogged this on sarahwbiggs and commented:
    Ready for summer!

  7. catherine mcpherson says:

    my 1s time looking at this page love it

  8. catherine mcpherson says:

    I enjoyed this bag. Im going to try it

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