Make a Tie-Dye Shower Curtain

It only takes 24 hours to brighten up a basic bathroom.

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HGTV's Crafty Lumberjacks share tips to make a trendy tie-dye shower curtain with some basic household supplies. To make your own, you will need a white cotton shower curtain, a grill rack or baking rack, plastic tub, blue liquid dye, rubber bands, gloves, plastic wrap, squeeze bottle, measuring cup, funnel, table salt, drop cloth or plastic tarp and vinegar.

From: HGTV Handmade

From free-spirited festival clothing to trendy home decor, it's clear tie-dye is here to stay. Stop scrolling for the perfect find and make your own trendy tie-dye shower curtain with some liquid dye, household crafting supplies and an easy, step-by-step guide by HGTV Handmade's Crafty Lumberjacks.

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The Crafty Lumberjacks transform a plain shower curtain in 24 hours.

Materials + Tools:

  • squeeze bottle
  • measuring cup
  • funnel
  • table salt
  • vinegar
  • plastic tarp

Tip: Pre-wash your cotton shower curtain to remove any fixatives.

Prep Shower Curtain

Prep your work surface by covering it with a plastic tarp (Image 1). Then, wearing rubber gloves, place your shower curtain into the plastic tub filled with water (Image 2).

The Scrunch Tie-Dye Technique

Spread out the dampened shower curtain onto your work surface (Image 1). For the scrunch technique, start at the bottom of the curtain and start pulling it inward (Image 2). Scrunch the curtain tightly together until the bottom starts to meet the top (Image 3). Once the curtain is tightly scrunched together (Image 4), add rubber bands in a pizza pie shape across the curtain to hold it in place (Image 5). Tip: Use enough rubber bands to hold the curtain together without it falling apart.

Mix Up Your Dye

Tip: Be sure to follow the instructions on your liquid dye bottle. For this project, add 1 tablespoon of table salt to an empty squeeze bottle, using a funnel if needed (Image 1). Then add 4 tablespoons of liquid dye color (Image 2). Use more dye to create darker colors, less dye for lighter colors. Now, add a cup of hot water to the squeeze bottle (Image 3). Shake the dye mixture together (Image 4).

Tie-Dye Curtain

Wearing rubber gloves, place the rubber band curtain on a grill rack (Image 1). This will ensure the excess dye drips to the bottom. Apply the tie-dye mixture to the curtain leaving areas of dye-free white spots (Image 2). Once that side is covered, flip the curtain over and apply dye just like the other side (Image 3). Once the dye has been added, wrap the curtain in plastic wrap to keep the curtain damp (Image 4). Leave the curtain alone for 24 hours. Tip: The longer the curtain sits, the more vibrant the colors will be.

Unwrap Curtain

After 24 hours, unwrap the plastic from the curtain. To help the colors absorb well, add equal parts water and vinegar and pour it over the curtain in the sink (Image 1). Remove rubber bands and run the curtain under cold water until the water becomes clear (Image 2). Next, pop the curtain in the laundry with an old towel and run on a cold cycle to remove any extra dye (Image 3).

Dry It and Enjoy

Once the curtain is dry, hang it up and enjoy your new, trendy tie-dye curtain!

Folded Blue and White Tie-Dye Shower Curtain Close-Up on Table

Tie-Dye Shower Curtain

HGTV's Crafty Lumberjacks share tips to make a trendy tie-dye shower curtain with some basic household supplies. To make your own, you will need a white cotton shower curtain, a grill rack or baking rack, plastic tub, blue liquid dye, rubber bands, gloves, plastic wrap, squeeze bottle, measuring cup, funnel, table salt, drop cloth or plastic tarp and vinegar.

From: HGTV Handmade

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