January 29, 2011

D.I.Y | Dye with Tea

For my current project I needed to dye the fabric to give it a more antique look. Instead of spending money on dye I used this simple mess free method to get that antique effect.

What you'll need:

  • Individual tea bags (about 6)
  • Large Pot or Sauce Pan
  • Canvas bag or any white cotton fabric
  • Tongs or Large Spoon

  1.  Boil water, reduce heat and steep 6 individual packets of tea (more if you want a darker shade.)
  2.  Once it is at the desired color turn off heat.
  3. Submerge fabric in the tea using tongs or a large spoon to keep it under the tea water.
  4. Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes.
  5. Drain the tea water and rinse the fabric under cold water.
  6. Twist to get as much water out of the fabric and let dry (either by using a dryer or hanging)

What you end up with is a tan/beige tone for your fabric at a very low cost.

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