Monday, June 28, 2010

[ diy tie-dye ]

REMEMBER THE good old days when tie-dyeing our t-shirts in a rainbow of colours was hot? Well, it's back! But this time for our homes! The July issue of Style at Home magazine features various tie-dye projects from wall art to slipcovers to pillows to paper lanterns. The mix of pattern techniques paired with the blue/green palette give this room a fresh, summery feel.




With a pack of dye and a few simple tools: paint brush, spray bottle and a few elastics (and some wax if you want to attempt Batik), you can easily let your imagination run wild and create these really great patterns. Try interlocking ring patterns by dipping the rim of a glass into the dye and stamping. Just choose natural fabrics, prewash without softener and you're ready to get creative. Give it a good rinse when you're happy with your pattern and hang to dry. Voila! 

lisa

8 comments:

reneek said...

Like the fresh colors

Sherry said...

oooh, pretty. I could imagine a whole beach house in tie dyed blues. OK, mabe not the whole house.....

xoSherry

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Fun!

April said...

definitely has a great beach house feel... love it... especially the paper lantern... but I always love those.

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

The large globe lantern is bizarrely fantastic! I love that tie dye is making a comeback!

xx Katie

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh my gosh, how cool! I love it! It would be cool to do some pillows and throws for the porch, so summery! I'm breaking out the hookah, lol! XO!

Beach Vintage said...

One day I would love to do this. I love the results.

Sweet Harvey said...

Oh, I totally remember tye-dying! Haven't done it since I was a kid - what a great way to re surge this old technique!

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