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21 DIY Indigo Projects to Dye For

Traditionally called shibori in Japan, the art of dying in indigo is a rising trend thanks to pretty watercolor patterns and dreamy, vibrant color. It’s a dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth, binding it and then dyeing it for an infinite variety of patterns. Symbolizing faithfulness, intuition, sincerity and truthfulness, indigo will bring only good vibes to your home. So check out our 21 favorite ways to rock this indigo trend and then go grab some dye!


1. Pleated Effect: The pattern on this scarf was created by pleating the scarf and then wrapping it a couple of times with a rubber band. (via Common Thread)

2. Patterned Napkins: Get inspired by all these gorgeous patterns; we might want to just leave these napkins out on the line for a while to admire them! (via Honestly WTF)

3. DIY Bedsheets and Pillows: This tutorial shows you several techniques on different patterns, including the fun little bubbles on that pillow. (via Dieter Family)

4. Accordion Skirt: The funnest part about dyeing is deciding what pattern to go for; here we used an accordion fold to get relatively even strips of white. (via Brit + Co)

5. Dip Dyed Tassels: Either buy or DIY some big tassels and then just dip in indigo dye for a watery beach look. (via Ernests)

6. Twisted Napkins: This technique called arashi is accomplished by dyeing fabric wrapped around a pole to give you a pretty swirly effect. (via Anthropologie)

7. Dipped Necklace: This necklace is no longer available to buy, but we’re confident if we found the right necklace, we would add it to the dip dye party. (via Fab)

8. DIY Scarf: The “bubbles” along the base of this scarf are created by wrapping the fabric around wooden beads and other found objects! (via Common Thread)

9. Dip Dyed Pillow Cases: We love the coastal feel of the wide indigo bands on these simple pillowcases. (via Martha Stewart)

10. Twisted T-Shirt: It’s a fun idea to take things at a different angle so the stripes are a little askew. (via Common Thread)

11. Dipped and Striped Scarves: Remember you can adjust the color of each project just by changing the length of time it sits in the dye! (via Martha Stewart)

12. Indigo Tote DIY: The colors of this bag makes us want to take it to the beach! (via Tuts Plus)

13. Dyed Sheets: If you’re feeling extra ambitious, why not just dye your whole bed set for a stunning indigo update. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

14. Nautical Napkins: Just because the 4th is over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some stars and stripes action. (via House of Earnest)

15. Indigo Ombre Shoelaces: Maybe you’re not ready to take the full indigo plunge? Why not try this easy little project that uses an indigo ombre. (via Alyssa and Carla)

16. Indigo Dyed Jeans: Rock the trend with these deep blue washed jeans. (via Swell Mayde)

17. White Tops: You might not have many white pieces of clothing left if you really love the shibori look! (via Free People)

18. Indigo Dyed Placemats: These would look amazing on an outdoor patio for a cool summer meal. (via Lovely Indeed)

19. Painted Picnic Blanket: Oh my yes, we can’t wait to unroll this gorgeous blanket at our next picnic in the park! (via Say Yes)

20. Indigo Embroidery Art: Maybe you’d rather present your shibori work as a lovely bit of indigo art. (via Lovely Indeed)

21. Free Shibori Wallpaper: If you still can’t get enough of this blue goodness, here is a free download for your phone! (via Almost Makes Perfect)

Are you inspired to dye your fingers blue with these shibori projects? Let us know in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)