Thursday, July 3, 2014

DIY Watermelon Shorts

Last week I showed you my fun watermelon mani I gave myself. I was so inspired by the watermelon shorts I posted along with it, that I decided I had to attempt to make my own!

First I found some white cut-offs at Value Village. This gave me a clean palet to do whatever I wanted to do to them.

Next I got some red and green dye. I found the red dye at Safeway and the green dye at Craft Warehouse. I prefer the liquid dye to the powder dye because it doesn't require as much mixing to make sure the color is even in the dipping container.

I chose to start with the red first, dipping it in the dye until I had reached the desired color, rinsed it well, and let it dry completely. I then did the same thing with the green.

Once the shorts were completely dry, I free handed watermelon seeds onto the red portion of the shorts, with a black fabric pen. When I finished drawing all the seeds I wanted, I ironed my shorts thoroughly. This is an important step as it will make the marker become permanent on the fabric.

And here is my finished result. Aren't they so fun?! I can wait to rock them all summer long! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

xo | dré 

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