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How to Make Easy Tie Dye Curtains

Make these fun DIY tie dye curtains for your kids' bedroom or playroom! You can use whichever colors you like to add a pop of colorful fun to your room.
Keyword diy craft, diy home decor, tie dye
Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • one queen sized sheet
  • RIT liquid dye however many colors you want

To mix the tie dye:

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 gallon plus 2 cups of VERY hot water


Measure and Cut Sheet to Make Curtains

  • I cut the sheet in half lengthwise to get two curtains.
  • I then held it up on the window and approximated a length.
  • I cut both halves to the same length.
  • I then sewed around the two raw edges I had just created by making cuts including making a rod pocket.
  • Just fold over about 5 inches at the top using that same method and use a portion of my tutorial to see how to sew a rod pocket.
  • Now once the sewing was complete and since I had four dye colors, I divided my curtains into four equal areas and put a rubber band around them to separate the areas.

Dye Your Curtains

  • I then dyed the areas one at a time.
  • Add 1/2 cup salt to the bucket.
  • Pour in 1 gallon plus 2 cups of VERY hot water and stir to dissolve salt.
  • Add one drop of liquid dish detergent and stir.
  • Add 1/4 cup dye and stir.
  • Put in your item for 15 minutes. (In this case, put the item in until you are almost touching the rubber bands and stop. Make sure the entire dipped area stays under the water. ONLY put in the area from one rubber band to another. The remainder of the curtain should stay out of the dye.)
  • Remove after 15 minutes and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Allow to dry before moving onto the next color.
  • Once all four sections were dyed and dried, I removed my rubber bands and allowed the entire piece to fully dry.