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DIY Tie Dye Tights

These DIY tie dye tights are a great way to turn those plain whitey tightey tights into leg loving funkiness. We think they'd pair perfectly with our upcoming Element x Jac Vanek collection, which hits stores June 26, 2013!
 
What you will need:
-White tights
-A rubber band or piece of string
-Black tie dye (or any other color you like) 
-A big pot
-A stirring spoon
-White vinegar (If the tights are made of a synthetic fiber - read step 2) 
-Water
-Salt (If the tights are made of a natural fiber - read step 2)
-Rubber gloves
 
1) Fill the pot 3/4 full with water and turn the stove on medium heat
 
2) If the tights are made of a natural fiber (like cotton, wool, silk, or linen) then add one cup of salt to the water. If the tights are made of a synthetic fiber (like nylon, rayon, polyester, or acrylic) then add one cup of white vinegar
 
3) Carefully add the tie dye to the now-hot pot (not boiling) 
 
4) Wrap the tights into a ball and secure with a rubber band or piece of string
 
5) Gently drop the tights into the pot and use the stirring spoon to fully submerge them in the dye
 
6) Once the water begins to boil, turn the heat down and allow it to simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes
 
7) After 30 minutes, turn the stove off and with the rubber gloves on, carefully take the tights out of the dye using the spoon, and put them into the sink 
 
8) Run hot water over the tights and gradually start running colder and colder water over them until the water coming out is clear. Don't worry if a lot of dye comes out at first, that is suppose to happen. Then run ice cold water over the tights to set the dye.
 
9) Unwrap the tights and allow them to dry
 
10) Wear the tights with your new Element x Jac Vanek apparel! 

Courtesy of the blog: Rookie