Dyeing to Renew: Make Your Old Stuff New Using Dye!

Dyeing to Renew: Make Your Old Stuff New Using Dye!

Angie Cho
Oct 19, 2010

We've all had it happen. A perfectly good cloth napkin ruined by a simple stain. Not to mention the incidental stain here or there that can diminish your fondness for a favorite pillowcase, towel, undershirt or underwear. Never fear! Dye will cover that stain and save the day. Read more to find out how.

Use dyes to give new life to old things by dyeing over unsightly stains, or use them to redecorate with a new color. Either way, you'll be thrilled with the results. You may even like the new version better than the old!

Dyeing is easy to do. Either throw the dye into the washing machine with your laundry, or use a big pot over a stove. Another added bonus is that dyeing old garments stretches your dollar.

Here are some fun projects to rejuvenate or redecorate using dye. Refer to the photos above:

1. Cool keyboard
2. Rit color palette
3. Stained pillowcase
4. Dirty shoes
5. Soiled napkin
6. Old underwear
7. Fabric

Extra tidbits: Some natural dyes include turmeric for yellow and tea for beige or brown.

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