Dyed Thanksgiving Napkins
Stylish napkins are an elegant addition to your home décor. Easily pick-up your accent colours and bring warmth to the dining room.
- Cotton Napkins
- Tintex fabric dyes: cardinal red #8, beige #31, brown #15, brilliant yellow #5 (or any other warm colour of your choice).
- Plastic or rubber gloves
- Plastic cover for work area
- Dyeing container (plastic bucket, glass or stainess bowl etc...)
- Measuring cup
- Table spoon or teaspoon
- Elastic bands (optional)
- Paint brush or sponge brush (optional)
- Beads, buttons, embroidery thread & needle (optional)
- Use the hand dyeing method to create napkins that accent your decor.
- Combine 1-2 colours to create a custom shade of brown, red or yellow (learn how to mix a new dye colour by reducing or increasing the amount of dyed used).
- Optional: use the ombre dyeing technique to add a gradation of colour from the top to bottom or side to side.
- Optional: add designs using a paint brush or sponge brush.
- Optional: tie dye designs using elastic bands or string.
- Optional: enhance the napkins with beads, embroidery thread or buttons.
Add a touch of country chic to you holiday tablescape with custom burlap flowered napkin rings.Materials Needed:
- Tintex fabric dye
- Plastic cover to protect workspace
- Rubber gloves
- Measuring cup
- Kettle or microwave
- Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
- Burlap flowers
- Paper towel (optional)
- Glue gun & glue (optional)
- needle & thread (optional)
- Protect work area with plastic and wear gloves to avoid staining hands.
- Boil water in a kettle and set aside for 10 minutes or until water has cooled slightly. Water can also be heated up in a microwave for 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe container
- Mix 1 cup hot water with 1 tablespoon (or more) of Tintex Fabric Dye so it is completely dissolved. Create a custom shade by mixing different amounts of 2-3 colours together. Brighter or darker colours will use more dye; pastels will use less dye. Get creative and experiment with different intensities.
- Test dye colour on a paper towel.
- Place burlap flowers in the dye bath and make sure they are completely covered.
- Stir if necessary occasionally and check frequently to ensure that desired colour is achieved.
- Lay flowers on plastic cover to air dry.
- Clean work area with soap and water or bleach.
- Use a glue gun to add the flowers to a napkin ring or sew onto ribbon with a needle and thread.