Trying a new spin on our DIY graphic tees we made a few years back! I wanted to figure out how to dye flocked iron-on letters because I was getting pretty bored with only black and white being available at the craft store! Turns out… it’s SUPER easy! Easy enough to make a whole ombré rainbow like we did, if you’d like!!! Ready?
DIY Dyed Flocked Letters
Total Time: One Hour (Plus dry time!)
Iron-on Flocked Letters
Fabric Paint in Desired Color(s)
Tea Towel or Other Thin Fabric
T-shirt, Sweatshirt or Other Item
1. Tear a piece of Glad Press 'N' Seal wrap to use as your painting surface. Place your flocked letters on the sticky surface -- it helps hold them in place as you paint.
2. In small bowls, ix a little bit of water with your paint. This will help the colors blend more easily.
3. Paint the letters your desired colors. Because they are stuck to the sticky wrap, you can paint multiple letters at once. If you're doing an ombre effect like we did, start with the top row of letters and paint 1/3 - 1/2 of them, then immediately start your second color, so the two blend slightly while still wet.
4. Let dry overnight.
5. Once your letters are fully dry, arrange them on your shirt and cover with a tea towel. Carefully iron over the letters according to the instructions that came with them.
Photos by Jeff Mindell
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Absolutely love this!
Right?? So easy!
Kristina B says
SUCH a good idea. Totally sick of just boring black and white letters too but this is awesome!
Thanks Kristina!! 🙂
such a cool idea!! it looks perfect on that t-shirt, where’s it from?!
ASOS! Shocker! Haha
I didn’t manage to get it straight! It was the hardest thing in my life to put those letters on fabric.
Your lip color is perfection! What is it? (Question of the year for you, haha)
Thanks! It’s Lip Whip! You can buy it here- http://bit.ly/2ozbP0T
This is such a wonderful idea!
I know this was posted a while ago, but I am about to do a similar project and was wondering if you were still able to wash the shirt as normal? And if so did the colors last?