I have stumbled upon the thing I want to spend all my time on … ice dying baby onesies.
I’m not sure how I could be surprised, I’ve always loved buying baby clothes. But, getting to make ’em myself? WHOLE. ‘NOTHER. LEVEL.
I meannnnn. How stinkin’ cute is this?
TBH, I’m not entirely sure how I got those deep purple hearts but I’m okay spending the rest of my days trying to figure it out.
Baby onesies are one of the easiest things to ice dye because of their teeny-tiny size. If you want to create a mini masterpiece of your own, here’s how I’d do it:
- Plop a onesie and a pair of socks into a soda ash bath.
- Let ’em marinate for at least 15 minutes (I’ve left my overnight with no issue.)
- Ring all the water out of the goods … this is where the tiny size is most helpful.
- Use a smaaaall colander and fold your goods up however you want – crumpled, spiraled, there is no wrong answer here. Tip: I use one of those colanders that hooks onto the side of the bowl. It’s super convenient.
- Add ice and make sure all fabric is covered.
- Let ice melt and rinse out all excess dye.
- Wash dyed goods on solo cycle.
- Find the nearest baby.
Now! Get crazy with the options! Why not make two different colored socks live above? Or, stay with a slightly more muted palette for the sophisticated bebes in your life?
Whatever you do, please send all pictures of your dyed onesies to me over on Instagram.