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Where to buy tie dye face masks online

Buy a bright tie dye face mask or learn how to make your own with our guide.

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Generally cloth masks, like these tie dye ones, aren't medical grade and should be used as an extra layer of protection against viruses and disease and not as a means of prevention.

If you're looking for just that, you can shop for masks with a brilliant splash of colour online at these stores. Or, get crafty at home and tie dye your own with tie dye kits and a few simple instructions.

Where to buy tie dye face masks online

Under Victorian regulations, it's mandatory for everyone to wear masks or face coverings while out in public. Non-compliance can result in a fine of $200. In NSW, face masks are now encouraged, but not mandatory. More details in Finder's complete guide to face mask rules in Australia.


PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing

This women's online fashion retailer stocks the latest styles in clothing, accessories and beauty.

  • Flat $14.99 delivery to Australia
  • Accepts Afterpay and Laybuy
  • Contact free delivery available
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Etsy

Etsy

Etsy was born as a marketplace for boutique stores and side hustlers to sell their handicrafts online. Items are often one-of-a-kind and can be made to order.

  • Free shipping on select items
  • Read seller reviews
  • Also sells tie dye kits
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Amazon

Amazon

Online marketplace conglomerate Amazon sells a wide range of face masks from surgical to reusable cloth masks. All are competitively priced and are often delivered speedily.

  • Marketplace style store means that it's unlikely products will sell out
  • Provides a delivery date estimate
  • Seller ratings for peace of mind
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Boohoo

Boohoo

A fashion powerhouse, boohoo specialises in selling men's and women's fashion pieces at very affordable prices.

  • Flat rate shipping of $14.99
  • Accepts Afterpay and Laybuy
  • 100s of new designs daily
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Zazzle

Zazzle

At Zazzle, anyone can upload their designs and prints to be printed on everything from T-shirts to face masks. All items are printed to order – it's simply a matter of choosing which design you like best.

  • 100% satisfaction or full refund
  • Accepts PayPal
  • Create your own option available
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eBay

eBay

eBay provides a platform of individuals and brand-name stores to sell their products - old and new. Prices often run cheap and you can easily compare and filter your search to your liking.

  • Accepts PayPal, Afterpay and major credit cards
  • Provides a delivery date estimate
  • Seller ratings for peace of mind
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Our favourite tie dye masks

Good Vibes Only Tie Dye Black Cotton Face Mask
Good Vibes Only Tie Dye Black Cotton Face Mask

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Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • Etsy: Free shipping on select items
  • Amazon: Amazon Prime members get free delivery on millions of items
  • eBay: eBay Plus members get free shipping on millions of items

How to tie dye a face mask

Tie dying a mask is a very easy DIY craft activity. You'll need a plain white mask, rubber bands, liquid dye in squeezable bottles and rubber gloves.

Then, it's a matter of choosing a pattern you like.

For example, for a spiral pattern, pinch your mask in the middle and rotate it until it's tightly bunched, similar to a rose. Then use a rubber band to hold it in place.

For a striated lined pattern, lay the mask down flat and then fold one centimetre of the edge down, flip the material over and fold the material back on itself to make a pleat pattern. Continue until you're left with one thick band and add rubber bands or string to keep it together.

Once you've wound and banded your masks, place them on an old wire rack and pour the dyes on. You can use one colour or multiple colours dropping them in various spots.

Then, wait for your masks to dry and unband them for the final reveal.


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Easy tie dye kits you can buy right now

DIY Tie Dye Kit Set with Optional Two T-Shirt
DIY Tie Dye Kit Set with Optional Two T-Shirt

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What are popular tie dye patterns for face masks?

Tie-dye vortex

Spiral

The spiral is one of the most classic tie dye patterns and is a radiating swirl of colour that is created by twisting your material before dyeing it.


Indigo Tie Dye Fabric

Reverse

Instead of bright colours on a white material, the reverse pattern allows you to tie dye on a dark material.

To achieve this effect, you'll need bleach. Roll your material into a tube shape, wrap the bands around it at intervals, bleach the material and then add colour to the bleached sections.


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Crumble

If you're not set on a pattern then crumbling is the easiest way to tie dye.

Scrunch the material into a crumpled ball, wrap rubber bands or string around it tightly and then dye and dry.


Indigo Tie-Dyed T-shirt and Napkins Hanging Out to Dry on Clothes Line

Folding

This technique gives the result of a grid-like pattern.

To create this, keep folding your material over itself a few times then using your dye bottle, drop the dye onto the folds to create a panelled pattern.


Watercolor Paint On Paper

Ombre

The ombre creates gradients of colour and uses a paintbrush to soften the colours.

Pour the dye into sections and then use wide paint brushes to wash the colour across, like a watercolour painting.


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