Did you know that you can dye your pantyhose any color you want? I heard that the other day and thought how hard can it be? Honestly, it’s cake.
I thought you ladies could really use this tutorial for your Halloween costumes. Want to be a devil? Then you’re going to need some red pantyhose. A witch? You might want some green or purple ones. Why bother spending $30 on them at the Halloween or Party stores when you can dye the ones you already have?
My point exactly.
Things You Will Need
Large plastic spoon
These are the two flavors I used to make my red pantyhose. I was shooting for more of a deep red than a bright red, so I added some grape flavoring as well.
Pour enough water into your pot to fill it about half way full. Make sure the water is warm but not to the point that it will boil. So, put the burner on a medium setting.
When the water is warm you can drop your pantyhose into the pot.
Important note: make sure you continue to stir the pantyhose. You want the color to distribute evenly and if you stop stirring it, the color will get splotchy.
I left mine in for about 15 minutes. Choose your length of time based on the color of the fabric. Just remember that since it’s wet, it will be a little bit darker than it will be when it dries.
When you’re satisfied with the color of the pantyhose, go ahead and pour the contents of the pot into a strainer.
Don’t ask me how they turned out red when the water was blue… no idea.
Rinse your pantyhose until the water runs clear.
Then wring them out and rinse again. Make sure there is absolutely no excess color in the water.
Go wring them out really well. Then hang them up to dry. Make sure they aren’t bunched up. You want everything to dry evenly.
When they dry, you should have some awesomely colorful pantyhose! I was really considering making a few pairs of these or even trying to get some multi-colored pairs. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of how they turned out.
The greatest thing is, you don’t have to use the brands I used. If you have Kool-aid or Mio or something else sitting around, it should work on your pantyhose, as long as it colors your water.
What do you think? Want to give it a shot? What color would you choose?