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DIY Tie Dye Ideas for a Colorful Birthday Party

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My youngest niece recently turned 12 (yikes, how did that happen?!) and she asked me to help her create some DIY Tie Dye Ideas for a colorful Birthday Party. Of course, I was ALL IN for getting crafty. Using the “splash technique” with my favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pens, we will show you how to create some quick and easy decorations for a Tie Dye Birthday Party. The icing on the cupcake is the Deflecto 3-Tier Dessert Stand which is easy to assemble and then flattens for storage. Scroll down to see how we customized it!

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Create a Colorful Birthday Party with DIY Tie-Dye Ideas

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Here's what you need to make Tie Dye Party Decorations:


Here's how to create a Colorful Tie Dye Birthday:


To begin DIY Tie Dye Ideas Birthday projects we need to learn the splash technique, which is super easy with the right supplies. 1.) Apply three to four coordinating colors of Dual Brush Pens to the Blending Palette. 2.) Spray lightly with water in the Mister. 3.) Lay Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper shiny side down into the watered-down ink. Squish the paper into the ink making sure that the entire piece of photo paper is covered. Carefully lift up the Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper revealing the splash of color. The Dual Brush Pen Ink and water react with the emulsion in the Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper to create the most vivid and beautiful watercolor effects. NOTE: This technique will only work with INKJET Glossy Photo Paper because inkjet inks are water-based. This technique will not work with Laser Glossy Photo Paper.


Look at those bright vibrant colors! I love how each piece is unique. Mix and match coordinating colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens, experiment with the amount of water sprayed and try out different patterns. WARNING: This splash technique is totally addictive! We sat at the dining room table creating all morning and one by one dragged the rest of the family into our madness!

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For DIY Tie Dye ideas Happy Birthday Banner, use scissors to cut triangles out of the bottom of each of the four-inch by six-inch sheets of splash paper. Attach banner sections to white grosgrain ribbon with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and then add large white letter stickers spelling out the Birthday girl (or boy's) name.

Attach tie dye paper to ribbon to create a banner with letter stickers Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #tiedye #birthdayparty #cupcakes #deflecto #cupcakestand #tombowdualbrushpens


To create cupcake toppers punch out one-inch circles from the Tie Dye paper, apply Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to the back, and sandwich a wooden toothpick in the middle between another Tie Dye circle. Use the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker to doodle words and designs onto the cupcake toppers. Punch out different shapes to personalize your party!


The Deflecto 3-Tier Dessert Stand is quick to assemble in four easy steps. It's made of durable and washable clear acrylic, and even has holes around the tiers for cake pops or lollipops. And each tier has a 1/4″ edge that makes customizing a breeze!


To decorate the Deflecto 3-Tier Dessert Stand with DIY Tie Dye Ideas cut the paper into 1/4″ wide strips on a paper trimmer and attached them with Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

Cut strips of tie dye paper and attach to the edge of the Deflecto Three Tier Dessert Stand with Adhesive Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #tiedye #birthdayparty #cupcakes #deflecto #cupcakestand #tombowdualbrushpens

Customize Birthday Party Decor

The Deflecto 3-Tier Dessert Stand allows you to display your favorite desserts, like Tie-Dye Cupcakes in a stylish, appealing fashion. Includes three clear and durable plastic round plate tiers, and two supports that provide a sturdy and well-balanced display. Assembly is simple and quick! The space-saving design knocks down flat for easy storage, clean-up, and transportation. It's ideal for family gatherings, work events, holidays, birthday parties, baby showers, literally any celebration. Decorate with your favorite ribbon, washi tape, scrapbook paper, or DIY Tie-Dye ideas paper strips to customize for any special occasion.

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Create DIY Tie Dye Ideas for Birthday Parties with just a few supplies!

Creating do it yourself Tie Dye Ideas for a Colorful Birthday Party has never been easier. I hope you will use this project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR creativity. Get the kiddos involved and have a fun family craft time soon! I promise this splash technique is entertaining for children of ALL ages!

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Inspiring Kids Birthday Party Crafts

Smitha from Smiling Colors is sharing YUMMY Kawaii Inspired Sprinkle Donut Notebooks, great for goodie bags

Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life has created a bright and colorful Birthday Party Balloon Wreath

Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins is sharing a Free Printable Encanto Birthday Party Fortune Teller

Erica from 5 Little Monsters has created Free Printable Party Favor Thank You Tags, perfect for goodie bags

Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks is sharing a Free SVG Cut File to make adorable Paper Pinwheel Decorations

Justin from Little Dove has created a FABULOUS DIY Rainbow Mini Pinata Craft with a step-by-step tutorial!

Creative Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

Beth with Creatively Beth is sharing some colorful DIY Tie Dye Ideas for Birthday Party FUN

Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama has created a Party Animal Coloring Page Tote Bag, two crafts in one

Liz from Liz on Call is sharing how to make Candy-Filled Cupcake Birthday Party Favors – BRILLIANT!

Kimberly from Crafting Cheerfully has created a whimsical Paper Cupcake Banner that is totally customizable

Ginger from Ginger snap Crafts is sharing a Personalized Beach Ball Party Favor, for all those pool parties

Elise from Polka Dotted Blue Jay has created Easy Birthday Party Inspired Cupcake Decorations

Heather from Homemade Heather is sharing Cupcake Decorated Sugar Cookies and a Free Printable Tag

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Too busy to make this project right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin my Tie Dye Birthday Party craft projects to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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Deflecto has a TON of other storage solutions for your office, craft room, or studio. Check out my posts Back to School Teacher Gift, How to Create Rainbow Cards, and Color a Rainbow of Feelings for additional ideas, inspiration, and FREE Printable files to download and color!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Tie Dye Ideas for a Colorful Birthday Party

  • I already pinned this project! It is really inspiring. I love the way you mixed all the colours, it’s very artistic

    • Thanks a bunch, Avery! I love all the bright and happy colors that my niece chose!

  • Love all of these party ideas! They are just perfect for a tween’s party. I think my stepdaughter would love this. I wish I had found it back for her birthday in February! I don’t suppose that my son would let me throw a tie-dye themed party for his birthday next month lol. I’ll just have to pin this tutorial for my stepdaughter next year! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

    • Thanks, Niki! My nephew loves to tie dye all the things with me, even at 22 years old!

  • Love your ideas!! They look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing me such a nice post 🙂

  • These ties look so nice! My kids will love this idea, gotta try this

  • My nephew’s birthday is closing in and I am so glad that I found your post!

    • ENJOY!!

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