Upgrade a boring canvas bag with this tie-dye technique

Tie-dye's popularity may have declined one year or another, but it's never completely disappeared. While many people equate tie-dye with T-shirts, crafters can use the coloring method on a variety of fabrics, including canvas. The fun part about tie-dyeing is not knowing what the exact pattern will be, then opening the fabric to reveal the final creation.
This tutorial uses green and blue as base colors, but you can customize the canvas bag and use any colors you want. For more sunburst patterns, twist additional sections of fabric. When working with any dyes, wear clothing that you don't mind getting stained, and work in an area that can survive accidents, such as the kitchen.
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Materials
- Canvas bag, natural color
- Medium-thickness rubber bands
- Cold water
- 1-step tie-dye formula, 3 or 4 colors of choice
- Clear plastic tarp
- Disposable gloves
- Scissors
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Instructions
1. Place the bag flat on the work surface. Grab a handful of the bag's front near the bottom right and twist it tightly to a point. Wrap a rubber band 1 inch down from the point. Wrap another band 1 inch down from the first one, and wrap a third band 1 inch down from the second one.
2. Grab a handful of the bag's front near the bottom left and twist it tightly to a point. Wrap a rubber band 1 inch down from the point. Wrap another band 1 inch down from the first one, and wrap a third band 1 inch down from the second one.
3. Grab a handful of the bag's center front and twist it tightly to a point. Wrap a rubber band 1 inch down from the point. Wrap another band 1 inch down from the first one, and wrap a third band 1 inch down from the second one.
4. Pour water into the dye bottle until the water reaches just below the top. Secure with the cap and shake well.
5. Don gloves. Spread out the tarp. Place the bag on the tarp with the twisted points faceup.
6. Squirt one color around the base of one point and up to the bottom rubber band. Squirt a second color around the center and top of the twist. Make sure the fabric is saturated. Rub in dye with gloved hands if needed.
7. Repeat step 6 for the other two twisted pieces.
8. Run the bag under cold water, wringing it out until the water runs clear.
9. Remove gloves if desired. Cut off the rubber bands. Smooth out the fabric and let it dry.
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