When it starts getting gloomy outside and I’m stuck indoors, I get an itch to start a new project. A simple DIY does the trick. Have you ever tried tie dyeing anything?


I was going through the spring issue of Style Advisor and noticed this page of tie dye cushions that inspired me to do my own!

tie dye cushion


What you need:

  • 1 pillowcase
  • 1 Rit® Dye colour
  • 1 cup of salt if your pillowcase is made with cotton
  • Rubber bands
  • Hot Water
  • Bucket
  • Scissors


Gather the center of the pillowcase in your hand and wrap a rubber band around it.


Continue wrapping rubber bands all around the pillow case by twisting different sections and tying tight with rubber bands.

Fill your bucket with 2-3 gallons of hot water and put in the cup of salt. Stir. Now put in 1/2 the bottle of dye. Make sure you wear plastic gloves. Soak the tied up pillow case into the dye water. The longer you leave it in and the hotter the water, the darker it’ll turn out. Also.it may look dark because it’s wet. Confession: I didn’t follow instructions on how much water to use, to wash the pillowcase prior to dyeing and didn’t use any particular method in tying the rubber bands as some people would. 





Take out the tied up pillow case and carefully cut the rubber bands off with scissors. Rinse the pillowcase until it rinses clear water. Wash the pillow case by hand and then put it in the dryer.



And there you have it!

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