While visiting my hometown of Toronto, Canada I teamed up with blogger Ali Maldoff of Mint Sprinkles to create two colorful DIYs. We spent the day experimenting with fabric dye in her backyard. Both projects turned out amazing. Check out Ali’s blog where she shows you how to make DIY Dip Dyed Shoes, how fun is that! They are super cute for summer.
For my DIY I played with two different color palettes; blue/teal and pink/purple. My favorite turned out to be the pink/purple dish towels, they are vibrant and bring life to my kitchen. Which ones do you like?
4 White cotton dish towels (mine are from Target)
4 Fabric dye colors
4 Plastic buckets
Follow the directions on the fabric dye packets and mix four buckets of dye, one in each bucket. Fold the dish towels like an accordion lengthwise.
Dip one half of the dishtowel into the first bucket of dye while still holding the towel in its accordion shape.
Depending upon how saturated you want the colors you can leave them in for as long or short as you want. I left mine in for 15 minutes.
Remove from the dye and rinse the dyed side in water (follow directions on your fabric dye packet).
Follow the same steps above for the other side of the dish towels.
Let dry overnight and voila!
* Wash alone in your washing machine a couple of times to ensure there is no leftover dye.