Spray Dyed Shoelaces: the Easiest DIY
Here is an ::easy:: DIY to transform plain white laced kicks. Update your shoelaces with purple fabric dye. Of course you can use any colour that you want. Get creative and match an outfit, holiday or school colours. Dyeing shoelaces takes only a little dye (it's a great way to use up extra dye left over from a larger project).
- Tintex Purple (#2) or Dark Plum (#3)
- White shoelaces
- Plastic cover to protect workspace
- Rubber gloves
- Funnel (optional)
- Measuring cup
- Container to mix dye (optional)
- Kettle or microwave (if using a microwave, only use plastic or glass)
- Plastic spray bottle
- Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)
- Protect work area and wear rubber gloves (when mixing fabric dye).
- Heat water with a kettle or microwave in a glass (or plastic container).
- Mix the fabric dye with hot water; dye must complete dissolve for best results (you can use your measuring spoon to mix).
- Add dyeing solution to a plastic spray bottle; use a funnel or pour mixture vary carefully to avoid spillage; (alternately you can carefully mix the dye powder and water in a spray bottle)
- Wet laces and lay flat on a plastic sheet to protect work area.
- Spray dye on laces; use an abstract pattern.
- Let dye set and rinse until water runs clear