Dyed Red, White and Blue Glasses
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.
- Tintex Fabric Dye
- Clear plastic (polycarbonate) glasses
- Measuring cup
- Rubber gloves
- Stainless steel or plastic bowl
- 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.