I have been wearing this dip dye flannel non-stop for the past couple of weeks. It is so warm and cozy and I can’t get enough of it!
I bought this dip dye flannel at Urban Outfitters a couple years ago and probably paid about $50 for it. Well, let me tell you, I spent about $12 on this flannel right here. I scoured all of our local thrift stores for flannels and got a bunch for $4-8 each, all of which were in excellent condition as well. Or, better yet, you can use an old flannel that you have and turn it into a new shirt with this handy little trick!
So if you’re into bargains and flannels then this DIY is a must for you! Though if you live in Hanover or Lebanon NH you might have a hard time finding flannels as I might have bought them all…
Gloves if you want to protect your hands
How to make this dip dye flannel
1. Start by pouring some bleach into a bucket or bowl in an area that wouldn’t matter if you dripped some bleach on it. Be sure to wear clothes you wouldn’t mind ruining either as bleach can stain!
2. Run the end of your flannel under water and then place the end of it into the bleach. This will help give it that ombre effect. Leave your flannel in the bucket for 10-15 minutes, checking on it every so often. I left mine in the bleach and probably checked after 10 minutes, some I took out at that point and some I wanted to stay in longer so it depends on your taste and how much of a bleached effect you want.
3. Run your flannel under water to wash out the bleach.
4. Wash and dry your flannel like normal.
This craft was so much fun to make that I might have made 3 just for myself. But hey, I pretty much live in flannels as soon as the first leaf turns orange so I will certainly get plenty of wear out of these bad boys. Be sure to pin this if you want to make one too! And check out these bleached bandanas for another fun DIY!