DIY Tie-Dye Tablecloths

Get a groovy look this summer with this easy DIY project

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Have a totally unique tablecloth for your summer party.

Summertime entertaining is the perfect opportunity to do something unique with your tablescape. After all, your backyard entertaining should be a causal, regular thing given the incredible summer weather. To give your backyard table a fun, funky and almost summer-camp-like vibe, try making a festive DIY tie-dye tablecloth or tie-dye napkins to really set a fun mood for your party. Here is how you can do it:

You’ll need:

  • 1 tie-dye starter kit (should include dyes and squirt bottles)
  • 1 bucket warm water
  • Rubber bands
  • 1 White Sheet

Directions:

  1. Take your sheet and thoroughly soak it in the bucket of warm water.
  2. Once it is saturated, squeeze excess water out of the sheet.
  3.  Twist and twirl the sheet tightly, securing with rubber bands.
  4. Prepare your dye according to your starter kit directions
  5. Take your tied sheet and squirt the cloth with the dye, taking care to do this in a place where you don’t mind dye getting everywhere. Allow the sheet to soak in the dye by placing it in a zippered plastic bag for four to six hours.
  6. Once the dye has settled, dip the sheet into warm water and squeeze out the excess dye.
  7. Then, put it in the wash with hot water and allow it to complete one cycle. Make sure no other clothes are in the washer.
  8. Hang in your backyard and allow to air-dry thoroughly. It is also good to soak in vinegar to make it color safe.

Now your summer tablescape is perfectly complete with a fun design that works for a groovy party display. 

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