Use our foolproof technique for ice-dyeing — tie-dye's subtler, less messy cousin — to give any solid cotton fabric a watercolor wash, then wrap up the theme with a simple red bow at each setting.
Photography: CHELSEA CAVANAUGH
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017
- Wire rack
- Plastic bin
- Ice cubes
- Powder dye
Prep fabric: Place rack over bin (or directly in a sink). Soak fabric in water, then twist and wind it into a snake shape on rack to create a wave pattern.
Pile on ice: Gather fabric into center of rack, and cover it with ice cubes.
Add dye: Sprinkle dye on top (we used the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit; from $10.50 for 3 colors, michaels.com) and let ice melt. To set the pattern, wash and dry fabric separately.