Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
How to Tie Dye: 10 Tie Dye Instructions & Techniques

Discover new ways to transform your favorite clothes using unexpected tie dye techniques, designs and patterns in this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Splatter Tie Dye Technique

Nebula tie dye is easier than you might think!

Updated December 30, 2020
Splatter Tie Dye Technique
Splatter Tie Dye Technique
This image courtesy of

The splatter tie dye technique brings two crafts together in one: splatter painting and tie dye! Create splatters of color across the fabric with the splatter tie dye technique from I Love to Create. Splatter tie dye is fun to try with friends and family. Create gifts for any occasion!

Before beginning a tie dye technique or project, read the instructions for the Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye or Tulip One-Step Fashion Dye. Refer back to them for standard steps.

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Main MaterialFabric

Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts


Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • Tulip One-Step Fashion Dye Kits in fuchsia, turquoise, and brown
  • Cotton T-shirt
  • Plastic tablecloth to protect work surface
  • 5 Rubber bands
  • Plastic wrap
  • Non-bleach laundry detergent
  • Soft Paint in Glacier White and Sterling Glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic cup for mixing paint


Rubber Band T-shirt

  1. Before beginning, read the Tie-Dye how-to instructions and refer back to them for standard steps. Prewash shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Cover work surface with a plastic tablecloth. Rubber band T-shirt with approximately 5 rubber bands, gathering a small section front and back together. Pull up and place a rubber band about 3” down.

Apply Dye

  1. Wet T-shirt in water. Fill dye bottles to the top with water. Shake until dye is dissolved. Apply Fuchsia to tip of rubber-banded section.

Apply Contrasting Color

  1. Apply Turquoise on top of rubber band.

Dye Remaining Shirt

  1. Cover rest of shirt with brown dye. Cover shirt with plastic. Let set for 4 to 6 hours. Remove rubber bands. Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately.

Mix Paint for Splatter

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons Glacier White Soft Paint and 3 tablespoons Sterling Glitter in cup. Add 1 tablespoon water. Mix until blended.

Splatter T-shirt

  1. Place T-shirt face up on tablecloth.

  2. Dip paintbrush into mixture and splatter paint onto T-shirt in desired area. Let dry approximately 4 hours.

  3. Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry.

Splatter Tie Dye Technique
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


This sounds like a fun way to to tie-dye...I mean who doesn't like to splatter paint! #FaveCraftsTieDye

I might have to try this FaveCraftsTieDye method!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Jolly Dotted DIY Plates

Make the holidays merrier with these Jolly Dotted DIY Plates. Turn a simple dollar store craft into a beautiful, DIY Christmas gift… Continue reading: "Jolly Dotted DIY Plates"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It