iLovetoCreate Tropical Twist Tepee

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by iLovetoCreate Design Team

iLovetoCreate Tropical Twist Tepee

Add a twist to summer camp fun with a tricked-out tepee! Get the whole group in on this awesome activity that when done, is as bright as a summertime smile.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the washing of the tepee nor the time for the colors to set.
  • 2
    Follow sewing pattern to create tepee using two 100% cotton queen-size sheets.
  • 3
    Once tepee has been created, prewash before dyeing; do not use fabric softener and do not dry.
  • 4
    Cover work surface with a plastic table cover.
  • 5
    Lay damp tepee flat on prepared work surface.
  • 6
    Wearing plastic gloves from dye kit, fill dye bottles with water to lines indicated on bottles. Shake until dye is fully dissolved.
  • 7
    Squeeze each color of dye onto tepee in order shown or as desired, leaving some white space in between each dye section.
  • 8
    Cover with tepee with plastic tablecloth to keep damp and let set for 6 to 8 hours or longer for most intense colors.
  • 9
    Rinse tepee thoroughly before washing. (Tip: because tepee is so large, rinse outside over the grass with a hose. Wash tepee in a large load of hottest water suitable for tepee with a small amount of laundry soap. Dry separately.)
  • 10
    Lay tepee flat on clean prepared surface.
  • 11
    Squeeze puddles of Crimson Red, Grape, Neon Hot Pink, Orange Mist, Sunshine Yellow and Neon Tropical Green onto foil. Load foam brush into one color, paint hands then press randomly onto tepee. Repeat until desired, cleaning brush in between colors. Let dry.
  • 12
    Insert PVC pipes into tepee and set up. Place large feathers in PVC pipe openings and tie in place with heavy string.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Dye Kit Tropical Twist 104768704
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Crimson Red 104519382
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Grape 104548282
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Sunshine Yellow 104519384
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 1 oz. Neon Tropical Green 104548326 (2)
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 1 oz. Pearl Orange Mist 104548334 (2)
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 1 oz. Neon Hot Pink 104548322 (2)
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper Towels
  • Touch of Nature Marabou Feathers (Your Choice of Colors)
  • Loew-Cornell Sponge Brush 3 inch 104114551 (6)
  • Sewing Machine and Thread
  • 100% Cotton Queen Size Sheets
  • PVC Pipes
  • Foil
  • Tepee Sewing Pattern (Butterick's pattern was used for this project)
  • Heavy String