Dyed Red, White and Blue Glasses

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After we did an easy red and white DIY for Canada Day we did red, white and blue Forth of July/Independence Day project. Yes, you can use fabric dye for fun projects like dyeing your clear polycarbonate lenses! We made these colourful dyed glasses with a little extra dye that are perfect for an Independence Day party.

Dyed Glasses


  • Tintex Fabric Dye
  • Clear plastic (polycarbonate) glasses
  • Kettle 
  • Measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Rubber gloves
  • Stainless steel or plastic bowl

Dyeing Method:

  • Wear rubber or plastic gloves to protect hands from staining and/or protect work area with plastic or newspaper as needed.
  • The hand dyeing method was used: tap water was heated with a kettle. Add the required amount of Tintex using a measuring cup/measuring spoon and thoroughly mix until it is completely dissolved.
  • The dye colour guide has more information about mixing custom colours using core Tintex dyes.
  • The polycarbonate lenses were then placed into the dye solution for 5 minutes (you can adjust the time as needed for deeper or lighter colour).
  • After the desired colour was achieved they were rinsed and ready-to-wear.

Note: For two colours dip half of lenses into one colour and dip the other half into another colour.


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  1. Jane July 03, 2017

    What a cute project!