Friday, April 27, 2012

#3 DIY, HOW TO OMBRE-DYE YOUR SHORTS

Hello there,
A new DIY here :) I really enjoyed making these ombre-dye-shorts and it only took me 45 minutes! Very quick and easy. I bought my dye in a drugstore and it was only €1. Yep, so cheap and enough dye for your shorts. I did this DIY with my friend, we used 1 dye for 2 shorts and we had a lot dye left. The brand of the dye is called Dylon and the colour that we used is bordeaux. I dyed my light yellow short from zara, the dye didn't came out as bordeaux, it came as a dark red/pinkish colour, I like it though :)
If you have any questions, ask me! :)


Need:
- Dye (Dylon)
- Salt
- Shorts
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- Bucket
- Boiled and cold water
- Stick to mix the dye
- Old clothes to wear, it's to protect you from the dye
- Gloves! (I forgot to use gloves.. my hands were super red and it took me so much effort to get it off xD)


Let's start!
1. Fill the bucket with lukewarm water about 1/5.
2. Boil some water and put it in the bucket about 2/5
3. Wait 1 minute till the water is a little bit cooled down (but still hot). Then put your shorts half in it to make it wet.


4. Put the dye in the water and add a bit salt in it. Mix the dye and the salt with a stick for about 10 seconds


5. Now take your shorts and put it half in the dye. Hold it for about 30 seconds and then lift the shorts about
8 centimeters up to get an ombre effect. Leave it for 30 seconds and repeat this till you reached the bottom.


6. Now let the bottom part sit in the dye for about 15-20 minutes


7. Take your shorts out of the bucket and place it somewhere and let it dry for 5 minutes. Then fill your
bucket with cold water. Put your shorts in de bucket and wash it.


8. Let it dry and you're done! You can add some studs or whatever if you want!
(I messed up a bit, but it was my first attempt :))


I added some studs

Again, I really enjoyed making this DIY! This is my first attempt that I dyed my shorts. I messed up the top a bit.. but I'm in general really happy with the result :) I will definitely try this again and experient more!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and stay tuned for the upcoming DIY´s!
Xoxo Elli

31 comments:

  1. Looks awesome *o*
    I really like it! seems like i have to buy some shorts and do the same, hehe.. :'D
    u should do some more diy's - or maybe when u come to my house we do some together *o* Yaay, :D

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    1. Thank youuu<3 yes:D that would be a great idea :)!! I hope we will come soon:)

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  2. They turned out pretty great! *^* I'm definitely going to grab some old shorts and try this out some day ~

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    1. Thank you!:) Good luck! And show me the result :)

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  3. such a wonderful diy! love everything you post :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this Elli, oh woman you've saved me bucks! I saw it on H&M (http://www.hm.com/gb/product/98706?article=98706-A) and I wanted to buy it but now I'm just going to dye my old shorts. Can't wait for more of your DIYs. ♥

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :) Oh, I have seen those too! but I didn't like the colour combination. I always wanted to do something like this:) Good luck and show me the result :D!

      And my next DIY will be probably sweater dip dye! x

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  5. wow these came out so good!
    and i love your blog!! p.s what camera do you use? x

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    1. Thank you! :D For this post I just used my mobile (3.2 megapixel). Normally I use my Nikon D3100 :) x

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  6. I really like your blog :) I'll follow you.
    Btw, my name is also elli so i HAVE to follow you anyway haha :D

    http://e2xli.blogspot.com

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  7. Two thumbs up for great job! =)

    Click my blog at www.oc-craft.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm so going to do this now! Where did you find the studs if I may ask?

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    1. On ebay :) you can also buy them on studsandspikes.com ;)
      xo

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  9. I like the result!

    Looks awesome!!!

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  11. You're so cute! Seriously!

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  12. Such a great post - I adore these shorts!

    xx

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  13. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends & bloglovin and I will be happy to follow you back <3
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  14. woww they turned out great! I think i might have to try this out one day, its too rad! :D
    so glad to have found your blog, followeddd :D xxx

    rebecca x
    scatterrbrained.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love how they turned out :) so nice !! xx

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  16. oh my goodness, i absolutely love you for posting this! i've been looking for a solid tutorial for ombre shorts for weeks now!
    you. are. wonderful. :)

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  17. These are the cutest! Thanks for sharing and I just passed by your blog and love all your other DIY projects. Continue the great work!! :)

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  18. Wow this is a great DIY!! I see these in the stores everwhere this season! It's nice to know they are so easy to make!!

    PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    <3 Denise
    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  19. omg!! it's very nice.. love it..

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  20. the result is stunning! I want to dye my denim shorts too, your tutorials are ah-wesome

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  21. Awesome, ik volg je op blogmovin ;)

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  22. can you make a tutorial for galaxy shoes please? thank you ^___^

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