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Tie-Dyed T-Shirt DIY Headbands

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Tie-Dyed T-Shirt DIY Headbands
Tie-Dyed T-Shirt DIY Headbands
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Have a fun and stylish way to keep your hair out of your face as the weather gets warmer with these Tie-Dyed T-Shirt Headbands. They're a great way to reuse old t-shirts and have fun tie-dying in the sun! DIY headbands are great because they're one of a kind, so no one else will have the same headband as you. Walk confidently knowing that you have a unique accessory adorning your head every day. T-shirt headbands are super fun to make and are the perfect craft to make with your preteen or teenager.
History of Tie-Dye
While you're making your tie-dye DIY headbands, you might be wondering just where tie-dye patterns came from. Why do we dye fabric such crazy, cool, and fantastic colors? If you think that tie-dye has a sort of 1960's vibe to it, then you're right! The tie-dye techniques with which we're familiar were invented in the mid-1960's in the United States. Your parents and grandparents might be surprised to see you wearing tie-dye around because it was popular when they were young (amazing how trend always seem to come back).
If you want to make the most unique DIY headband, you can use a different tie-dye technique to create something that is all your own. Tie-dye is a form of resist dyeing techniques, which consists of folding, twisting, and pleating the fabric before binding it with string or rubber bands. The way you manipulate the fabric will affect the outcome of your tie-dye design; therefore, it will be almost impossible to make the exact same design as someone else. You're going to have a really unique T-shirt DIY headband and everyone is going to be jealous of your cool style.
One of the coolest things about tie-dye techniques is that the concept is pretty ancient. The modern day tie-dye we know is characterized by really bright colors, but other techniques have been used in various countries for centuries. 
So, when people tell you how "retro" you're being with your tie-dye, you can tell them that you're a part of an ancient and worldwide tradition!

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric Crafts, Mixed Media/Miscellaneous, Painting & Coloring, Recycled Crafts

Age GroupElementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens

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Tie Dye was very popular when I was a teen back in the 70s, and it looks like it is coming back again. I just love these head bands, and they are so inexpensive and nice looking. As I get older, the hard head bands, do not look the same on me, they are not as comfortable on my head. This looks like it will be very comfortable.


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