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I feel like dip dye has been having a moment forever, and I’m not ready to say bye to it yet. I had this idea because a couple of my white napkins were starting to look “not so fresh” even though I’ve only used them a handful of time. I decided to give them new life with some dye and add a little bit of flair, which makes it a perfect project for spring and summer.

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What You’ll Need:

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How to:

1. Pre-wash your fabric to prep it for dyeing and allow to dry.

2. Follow the dye instructions to create a dye bath in your bowl or bucket.

3. Lay your napkin flat over the edge of the bowl with about one inch inserted into the dye bath. Use a binder clip to secure it in place

4. Allow the fabric to sit at least one hour. I left mine for 1 hour and got about 4 inches of the fabric dyed. 

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5. Remove from the bath and wash the napkins in warm, then cold, water until the water runs clear.

6. Wash, dry, and iron.

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7. Select your trim option, and using needle and thread, sew on the underside of the napkin. 

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