Monday, October 24, 2016

DIY Candy Corn Ombré Tights

1 pair white tights
1 box yellow powdered fabric dye (I use RIT dye)
1 cup white vinegar
1 standard cleaning bucket of hot water

-Wet your tights in hot water.
-Dissolve package of dye in the bucket of hot water.
-Add your 1 cup white vinegar to the bucket.
-Hang tights in the dye bucket slightly above desired length where you want your gradient effect to occur.
-Wait half an hour stirring the dye mix occasionally.
-Slowly lower the still-white part of your tights in just a few inches and hold for thirty seconds to give a gradient effect.  
-Rinse tights until the water runs clear.
-Hang to dry.

This is a Do It Yourself project I have been wanting to do since last winter when I made my ombré dyed galaxy tights. I had the idea for dying candy corn tights and bought myself both orange and yellow dye for the project. I dipped the tights in yellow dye first but after half an hour in the dye bath the tights turned out pretty orange so I didn't need the orange dye after all (good thing I saved the receipt!). The tights for this project came from a nearby thrift shop (they were still in their original store packaging but sold for a quarter of the original price). So dye included, I spent a little over four dollars on this whole project and I love the way they turned out. They are perfect for Halloween but subtle enough that I can wear them all year round!

Do you have any fun DIY's to share? 
I would love to see them! Post in the comments below!

Outfit Details
Everything I'm wearing is old or secondhand.


  1. Love this DIY! So cute. xo


  2. These were made for this costume outfit. So totally cute and yummy. @lauriepop2