Did you know you can do tie-dye with red wine?

A woman holds a glass of red wine. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
A woman holds a glass of red wine. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) /

Red wine can be used to create tie-dye fashions

If you are a red wine drinker, then you may have experienced the dreaded spill. What I mean by this is that at some point in time, you have probably gotten red wine on fabric and you know what happens next – the wine leaves behind a purple, red, pinkish colored stain.

Knowing what this particular wine can do to fabric, is it any surprise that as part of the current trend of tie-dying clothes, especially t-shirts, people have turned to red wine for their tie-dye needs. That’s right, people are using red wine for their tie-dye creations!

According to Delish, there are even steps online for how to use the wine to do your tie-dye projects, with the site themselves offering up instructions for what to do.

You can use your red wine for your tie-dye project

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While you could always buy a specialty kit with different color dyes, if you don’t feel like doing that and you have extra bottles of wine in your cabinet, then you may want to give this a try. The fact that all you need is a bottle of wine, a pot to boil in, rubber bands, and whatever fabric you are tie-dying means that this is a really easy project.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine using wine to do crafts. I mean, I’ll drink it while crafting, but actually using it for the project just seems wrong to me.

I am here for the painting and wine classes or the girls night with wine on hand, but actually using my good red wine for a tie-dye project might just be pushing it. However, if you have a lot of red wine and you don’t really drink it, at least you know what you can do with it now. Break out the white shirts and get to dying.

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What do you think of using your wine for a tie-dye project? Have you done this yet? Tell us what you think in the comments.