Color Your Covers!
Rainbows everywhere! O, how I love color! I was going to just keep it simple and go blue and white stripes but I couldn't help myself and used, well, all the colors (except orange). This is a great way to instantly make your covers a giant fun rainbow for a kids room or if you just love color like me. It takes two packets of each color- yellow, green, blue (2 different blues), purple, and red to cover a queen/full bedspread and two pillow cases. You'll also need a car-wash sponge to spread the dye evenly. I also used some spray dyes to add rings to the pillow cases. Wash the duvet first to get the sizing off and make sure to use 100% cotton for the most vibrant color possible. I got this queen duvet here at Target for $45.00. The dyes I used were Tulip one step dyes available at craft stores everywhere.
|1. Make a yellow dye bath and dip dye one end of the duvet in.|
|1a. Let soak for a couple of hours.|
|2. Squirt on generously a complimentary color (think of the color wheel). If you start with yellow, orange, red, or green go well next)|
|3. Add blue, then purple, then change the next dye bath to red, and soak the other end. Let dry overnight outside where the dye can drip off without staining anything.|
|I left mine on a grassy slope and the colors dripped down a little with the slope of the hill.|
|4. For the pillowcases, dip dye them yellow.|
|5. Tie them up with rubber-bands, then add a complimentary color.|
|6. Add circles with spray dye as desired.|
|7. We added them to the duvet as well here and there to add another pattern.|
|On the set of Marie. Air date before June 11th I'm told.|