Looking for a way to get your hands wet and your crafts colorful this weekend? You might find interest and style in a project that involves dyeing textiles and other home items for decor. From standard dye to unusual natural items used for color, we've rounded up several projects to choose from. Consider it for home decor for your home or as gifts for the upcoming holiday season!
Pictured above: DIY Shibori tie-dye fabric is turned into lovely throw pillows. Spotted on eHow.
Naturally Dyed Linens using Berries and Herbs seen on Sugar & Charm.
Totally not textiles, but these Kool-aid dyed beau hanging planters are pretty darn awesome. Seen on For the Makers.
It doesn't just have to be fabric you get around to dyeing; we love these hand-dyed paper flowers spotted on Adventures in Making.
You could make throw pillows from scratch, or you could makeover some old ones you already have with the ideas in this Kool-Aid Fruit Drink Dyed Outdoor Pillow tutorial found on Endlessly Inspired.
Mentioning this ombre dyed tablecloth again because it's just so lovely. Seen on Green Wedding Shoes.
We love this idea for the look of watercolor curtains: An Alternative Way to Tie Dye found on Hydrangea Hippo.
Did you know you could use turmeric to dye textiles? Find out how on Makers Society.
You can make some darling art involving indigo dye, too. Try this embroidery hoop idea found on Lovely Indeed.
This project spotted on Green Wedding Shoes could come in handy for present wrapping season that's on its way: a hand dyed silk ribbon tutorial.
I think I knew you could do this with paper, but never knew it could be done with fabric! Try this Inkodye Runner DIY spotted on A Fabulous Fete.
More information on how to dye fabric with vegetables. Seen on The Mountain Creative.
Yes, more indigo dyed ideas, this time for tea towels with a lot of white space spotted on Francois & Moi.
Kind of a reverse indigo shibori idea for a cool, modern pattern to apply to just about any home object made of a dark fabric. Kind of taking color away than adding it, so not quite dyeing, but still neat. Seen on Fall for DIY.