21 Dye-It-Yourself Projects
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21 Dye-It-Yourself Projects

If you’re feeling stifled by inadequate palettes at stores, then head to the craft store or your kitchen for your preferred dyeing ingredients. With options aplenty, you can make solids, tie-dye or experiment with ombre to dress your home or you. The possibilities are endless, as are the mediums and number of dye mixes. So get crazy creative and let us see your newly invented colors! Here are 21 projects to get Dye-IY inspired ;)

1. Ombre Sundress Dress: Breath some new life into an old little white dress. You can get as creative and wild as you want with your patterns. (via Brit + Co)

2. To Dye for Curtains: Add a pop of color to your walls by dyeing some plain white curtains to the exact shade you want with RIT dye. Just make sure to grab your rubber gloves, ’cause that business can be messy. (via Country Living)

3. All-Natural Fabric Dye: In the days of yore, natural ingredients such as blackberries and tea leaves were used to dye 100% cotton fabrics. Channel your ancestors and save yourself some moolah by using supplies you have on hand. (via Scoutie Girl)

4. Table Cover: This little number wants to be invited to your next get together. Labor Day sounds about right, what do you think? (via Brit + Co)

5. Gorgeous Patterned Scarves in 15 Minutes: Four different scarves, all beautiful, all take 15 minutes to make. Why don’t you take an afternoon and try your hand at these so you’re ready for fall with your brand spanking new pashminas? (via Brit + Co)

6. Batik Fabric: Like kimonos and indigo, batik is the latest in DIY endeavors. And this tutorial created by our very own Ella Nimmo is totally out of this world. (via Brit + Co)

7. Tie Dyed Linen: Upcycle a boring linen tablecloth and host a killer party at the same time with custom colored table linens. Your neighbors will be so jealous. (via The Lane)

8. Cutoff Shorts: Turn your everyday jorts that match everyone else’s into something unique and summery. Bonus if you can carry them over into the fall (tights?!). (via Brit + Co)

9. Neon Napkins and Tea Towels: Get a little modern in your kitchen by adding some neon to your towels. Experiment with tape, stencils and stickers to get your napkins looking just like you like. (via Brit + Co)

10. Tie-Dyed and Leopard Spotted: These fun Converse are hand-drawn with dye concentrate and then painted over with fabric paint. Get wild with your designs and let your feet be the party animals. (via Dream a Little Bigger)

11. Double Dip Dyed Napkin Set: Complement those custom tablecloths with your own dip-dyed napkins. If you can incorporate them into your shabby chic backyard wedding, even better. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Tie-Dyed T-Shirt Headband: No need to throw away all those old camp T-shirts! Instead, cut them up and tie-dye them for a perfect headband. These are not reserved solely for dirty hair or summertime. (via The Pretty Life Girls)

13. Ombre Shower Curtain: If you’re feeling like you need a bigger canvas to try dip-dying on, why not trade out your plastic shower curtain for this one? You’ll be totally chic yet effortlessly hippie. (via Brit + Co)

14. Pillows With Dyed Bands: If you’re having trouble finding the right accent pillows at Anthropologie, make your own perfectly imperfect banded pillowcases. Pick any color to match your decor and your life. (via Martha Stewart)

15. Dip Dye Side Split Maxi Skirt: Give your ensemble just a teensy pop of color with a dip-dyed white maxi shirt. How much or how little color you add is entirely up to you. (via A Pair and a Spare)

16. Dye Your Tights: Sure, it’s summer right now, but come winter you’ll be missing the loose flowing tie-dye shirts and hot days. Prevent that by making your own tie-dyed tights. Mix and match with bold patterns for some serious power clashing. (via Tatty Devine)

17. Indigo Dye DIY Series: Indigo is the new black. Give a trendy touch to your look with a simple scarf. (via Alice + Lois)

18. Vegetable Dyed Tablecloth: No need to pick one color. With this tutorial you can dye your tablecloths all the colors of the rainbow. And all of the ingredients are available right in your kitchen! (via A Subtle Revelry)

19. Tie Dye Denim: With your own mix of colors and a paintbrush, your white jeans are your canvas. Paint away following this simple tutorial. (via Unique USA)

20. Four Ways to DIY With Indigo Dye: We’re not kidding: Indigo is so hot right now. Make sure you have the dark neutral incorporated into every ensemble with this simple tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

21. Chambray Shirts: Winter is coming… but first there’s fall, the season that chambray was created for. But don’t fall in line and blend into the crowd, add a little color to your look with this super cinchy tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

Have you tried your hand at fabric dying? If so, show us your fabulous results in the comments!