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Dont want to pay 95 dollars for the gradient tights form prada?! get your for only 2!
saw this one on the net:
http://the-coveted.com/blog/2008/01/30/gradient-tights-i-done-myself/
but since i think that dye is very expencive for such a small tight and easter is right around the corner, i found a pretty cheap way how to dye those tights and get your gradient tights for less than two bugs. ( 1 for the tights and less than 1 for the egg paint)
so who wanna pay 95 dollars for those ?!

i really dont know if your legs get purple of this or what ever, but since you would have eaten the eggs, for which the paint was too, i think there will be no effects on humen beeings.

note:
i uploaded mine now.
okay, that purple turnt out much too pink and pink really isnt a colour for this, but anyways, im proud of them.
and i will get more packages of egg paint
and do more
this was fun!

ps.:
thank you so much for adding my project as favorite. im sooo proud to see it on the populars!

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  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fist gather your supplies:
    you will need
    light colored tights
    egg paint

    egg paint are little pellets that you can put into hot water. when you put a egg in there too it gets the desired colour. this is hard to explain... im sure you know what i mean

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 2
    Step 2

    vinegar

    the vinegrar is for protecting the colour from wasching out

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 3
    Step 3

    a water boiler and a bucket (not seen)

    note: be carefull not to shrink your tights by the hot water!

    DO THE WHOLE THING IN THE SHOWER OR THE GARDEN OR SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU CAN EASILY CLEAN THE MESS. THERE MUSTNT BE A BIG MESS, BUT JUST TO BE SURE.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 4
    Step 4

    read the discriptions on the package of the egg paint

    we will do the exact same thing with the tights

    choose your colour

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 5
    Step 5

    rinse your tights with clear water
    and wring them out

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 6
    Step 6

    arrange your tights an bucket so that you can hang the tights for drieing over the bucket

  • Step 7

    start your waterboiler with the amount of water described on the package of the egg paint. you can take a bit more if you have the feeling, that it could be not enough to soak your thíghts.

    also already put a good amount of vinegar and your egg paint pallet into the bucket

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 8
    Step 8

    put the boiling water into the bucket

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. How To Die Tights With Eggpaint And Save 93 Dollar - Step 9
    Step 9

    dip your tights into the bucket and keep tham hanging till theyre drie. this will give the gradiend effect.

  • Step 10

    you can also rinse them again once theyre dried, and YOURE DONE!
    now go out there and make tham all get jailous

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Sammi
Sammi · 6 projects
for Gurevitz L.: Maybe you can use sugar free Koolaid? Or another alternative for it? Just make sure its SUGAR FREE cause you don't want your legs to get all sticky Happy
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Gurevitz L.
Gurevitz L. · Israel, Ohio, US · 3 projects
sheer awesomeness~! *____*
But I live in Israel, where there is no easter\eggpaint TT_TT
Do you have any idea for what alternative I can use?
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LaLiLuLiny
LaLiLuLiny · Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 20 projects
hey Happy
tolle idee! ich hab schon ewig solche gesucht, aber ich find s unmöglich wie viel dafür verlangt wird...
du bist meine rettung xD

im übrigen hab ich die gleichen eierfarben ^^
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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
to be honest, the ties were so cheap... i think you cant really wash them xD but if you did im sure that at least some paint stays in there....
im so happy you guys like them Happy
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Sophie E.
Sophie E.
awesome Happy wanted to do this for a long time... I'll do it at easter xD
uhhmm.. did you wash them after painting them or just rinse? Won't you smell like vinegar? and do they wash out when washing them?
alota questions.. sorry ;)
i loooove this project! thank you so much!
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M4ri
M4ri · Seattle, Washington, US · 16 projects
and i bet you're a lot happier looking than those models. yeesh!
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Becky M.
Becky M. · 68 projects
I love this project! ill start when i get the supplys for it!
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sophie t.
sophie t. · 1 project
spiffy! seriously, amazing. i can't believe i only just discovered this!!
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The Twins
The Twins · 9 projects
to be honest i dont wear them that often, case the tights i used ar so cheap, they break very easily. but no. mine dindnt fade out. i wouldnt go swimming with them or do sports so you sweat alot, but even if they WOULD wear out on your skin, i think you could wasch away the paint....
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
I REALLY LOVE THESE! Did they eventually fade or wear out on your skin? Happy
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