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9 Tie-Dye Finds We’re Obsessing Over

by Valerie Rains

Jun 22, 2020

Ready, set, swirl.

tie dye kitchen towels from Etsy

Lately we’re all looking for little ways to make our days a bit brighter. And now, we’re officially adding tie-dyed takes on everyday basics to our list of go-to mood-boosters.

Dayna Isom Johnson in a DIY tie-dyed sweats outfit
Dayna Isom Johnson in a sweatsuit of her own DIY-ing

As Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson says, “The new wave of tie-dye designs are cheerful, nostalgic, and inspiring—and I’m loving DIY kits as a way to express my creativity.” From colorful face masks and reusable food wrappers to breezy curtains and comfy, coordinated sweats, we hope these swirly staples (and crafty supplies) will inspire you, too. Read on for 9 ways to bring some tie-dye delight into your life. 

Tie-dyed tea towels from Etsy
SHOP: Cotton tea towels from Scarlet Darter, $21 for two

1. Add some much-needed whimsy to your daily kitchen cleanups with vibrant tea towels.

Tie-dyed face mask from Etsy
SHOP: Cotton face mask from Kriss Lee Creations, $10

2. Let a painterly face mask spark a renewed commitment to safer social distancing.

Tie-dyed socks from Etsy
SHOP: Cotton-blend socks from Juream Box, $13

3. Dip a toe (or ten) into the tie-dye trend with custom-saturated socks.

Tie-dyed sweats from Etsy
SHOP: Sweatshirt from shop future, $60

4. Suit up for your next family movie night or Zoom book club in comfy, coordinated—and influencer-approved—sweats.

Tie-dyed food storage bag from Etsy
SHOP: Reusable food storage bags from Catching Orion, $14 for two

5. Pack up picnic snacks or tote some produce in bold, breathable food pouches.

Tie-dyed fabric pots from Etsy
SHOP: Fabric planter covers from Gray Green Goods, $22 each

6. Spruce up your windowsill with indigo-tinted plant pots.

Shibori-dyed curtains from Etsy
SHOP: Cotton voile curtain panels from Kari by Kriti, $32.50 each

7. Let the sun shine in through a pair of shibori-dyed curtain panels.

Tie-dyed kimono robe from Etsy
SHOP: Rayon kimono robe from Anna Joyce, $98

8. Level up your loungewear game with a romantic, hand-dyed kimono robe.

And if you're feeling creative...

DIY turmeric dyeing kit from Etsy
SHOP: Turmeric dyeing kit from Adroit, $39

9. Follow Dayna's lead and try a DIY. “I’ve tie-dyed everything from pillow cases to necklaces and even a full outfit,” says Dayna, whose splashy handiwork can be seen above. “My favorite new discovery of tie-dying is with turmeric. I love that the dye is made from natural ingredients, and it’s a bonus that it’s my favorite color, yellow.”

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Valerie Rains

Valerie Rains is a senior editor at Etsy.