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This post is providing easy, step by step instructions for creating your very own tie-dye face mask!
I am so excited to share this DIY with you all! It is SO SIMPLE and is completely customizable.
With everything that is going on right now, it is important that we use our face masks. Some schools are going back to face-to-face classroom settings, and masks are being required. Why not make your mask fashionable? The color options are endless, and the hard part is waiting for the color to process!
You Will Need:
- White fabric masks
- Dye (I use the kit linked below, it comes with everything listed below)
- Rubber bands
- Squeeze bottle (optional)
- Plastic table cloth
- Gallon ziplock bag
STEP ONE: Set up your tie-dye area.
Place the plastic table cloth outside or in an area that is easy to clean (shower or bathtub).
Wash your masks before applying the dye, this will ensure that the mask will soak up the die evenly.
STEP TWO: Tie the rubber bands around the mask, creating a design.
Lay your mask flat on a surface, and begin pinching the fabric together to create a ball. To secure the shape, place rubber bands around the mask (As many as needed).
You can choose to leave the ear pieces out like I did, or include them in the crinkled circle.
Unfortunately with the little fabric that a mask is, it is difficult to create the spiral tie-dye effect. But the crinkled look is what I have chosen, and I think it came out quite well.
STEP THREE: Prepare the dye.
Apply your gloves. Now, follow the steps of your tie-dye box to prepare the color.
Heat water to almost a boil, then slowly pour in the water into the dye. Once dye is fully mixed, pour liquid into a squeeze bottle. (THE DYE WILL BE HOT: HANDLE WITH CAUTION!)
Remember: The less water, the darker the color.
STEP FOUR: Apply the dye onto the mask + wait.
Slowly apply the die onto the mask in the desired areas. Add as many colors as you like. Get creative! This is the best part!
Once you are finished, place the masks into the ziplock bag, and allow them to dry for at least 2 hours.
Remember: The longer the dye sits on the the fabric, the darker the color.
STEP FIVE: Pre-rinse then wash face mask.
PUT ON GLOVES, then run the mask under cold water. Ring out the mask until there is no more dye in your sink. (Do not let the left over dye sit in your sink too long, this will lead to stains.)
Allow the mask to air dry before putting it into the wash with like colored clothing.
And you’re DONE! This DIY is seriously so cute. It makes me want to match them with all of my outfits.