Gone are the childhood days of your summer camp tie-dye adventures — and rocking them until the colors faded to light pink and baby blue. Our newest obsession (and favorite summer DIY!) is our “grown-up” tie dye! It’s  similarly fun, but totally wearable. We’re adventuring into dip-dyed and painted-on territory and taking it way beyond the plain white tee. Join us with 15 DIY projects sure to remind you why summer is so awesome.

1. Stylish Stems: Sure, it looks like the traditional, rubber-band-crazy technique, but guess what: these pants get their spots from strategically painted perfection! Fab. (via State of Unique)

2. Chambray is for Champs: All you need is bleach to update a chambray top into tie dye awesomeness. (via Honestly WTF)

3. Table Topper: Get festive with a super easy and totally fun table runner for summer. And the best part: This tutorial involves our way easier take on tie dye (less mess, more fun!). (via Brit + Co)

4. Back to Basics: Update your worn, white collared shirt with an ombre-tastic tie dye! Black is just the statement color to make this shirt pop. (via Refinery29)

5. Switch Up: Reverse tie dye your way to scarf heaven! We think this savvy technique is just as fun with a tad more bohemian flavor to it. (via Brit + Co)

6. Bag It Up: Did you even know there was a way to create a super cool circle design with your rubber bands? All this indigo tie dye creation is missing is a fabulous flea market setting. (via Brit + Co)

7. Window Wonders: Who says tie dye has to stick to shirts and clothes? Take it to the windows to brighten up a room in no time, like in this fabulous home office. (via The White Buffalo Styling Co.)

8. Green With Envy: Alright, here’s your one throwback T-shirt, but done way better. Don’t you think? (via My Calico Skies)

9. Sweet Dreams: Sleep in style with these bright and fun sheets that’ll let you rest peacefully at night and wake up to some seriously bold beauty. (via Design Love Fest)

10. Wonderful Wrap: You’d wear this gorgeous ombre scarf, like, right now (even in the heat!), and we can see why. But the fact that it only took 15 minutes to make is what’s blowing our minds. (via Brit + Co)

11. Shorty Style: Spray your way to some perfect-for-summer patriotic shorts. Now, that’s one way to strut your stems in style this summer. (via Oficina Chic)

12. Spotty Cute: Here’s an easy way to update a blouse for the season into a boho-chic statement shirt. (via A Beautiful Mess)

13. Egg Excellence: Make those white shells really pop in your refrigerator with this simple, Sharpie craft that the kids will love, too! (via Brit + Co)

14. Pretty Setting: Give your plate and silverware major star power with the addition of these dip-dyed and dazzling placemats. (via Brit + Co)

15. Maximum Cuteness: Transform a classic white maxi into your statement dress of the season with a little DIY and a lot of fun. (via Mimi G Style)

What’s the one thing you’d love to tie dye and why? Tell us in the comments below!