Introduction: Dip Dye Ombré Curtains

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Don’t spend a fortune buying curtains when you can make them yourself at home!
Create awesome dip dye ombré curtains by following these super easy instructions.


Step 1: What You'll Need

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First, you’ll need some material to dye.
You can use plain white cotton fabric, light/white sheets,
tablecloths, (of you can even dip dye other smaller fabrics like tshirts and towels!)

You’ll also need:
2 different colors of RIT liquid or powder dye
2 large containers

Step 2: Prepare Your Supplies

Prepare Fabric: Wet the entire piece of fabric you are dying until it is damp.

Prepare Dye: Shake the first liquid dye bottle and pour the liquid dye (or 1 box powder dye) into the first large container.
Add 1 cup of salt and 2 gallons of very hot water; stir well. Repeat these steps for the second dye and in the second large container.

Step 3: Submerge Your Fabric

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Gather each end of the fabric you would like to be placed into the large dye-filled containers. 
Submerge the ends of the fabric in the dye, leaving some white exposed at the midpoint. 
Due to the wetness of the fabric, the dye will slowly start to creep up and meet at the midpoint. 
Leave ends submerged for 20 minutes. 

You can then submerge about 1/4 more of the fabric into color #1. 
Let the fabric sit for 10 minutes.
You may then do the same process to the opposite end, submerging 1/4 more of the fabric in color #2. 
Sit for 10 minutes. 

This will help enhance the middle color and give it the best ombré effect. 

Step 4: Remove Your Fabric

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Remove fabric from the dye bath and wring out excess dye.
Rinse the fabric under cold water, making sure to hold the lighter color at the top (this allows the light dye to flow through to the darkest area, which is ideal.)
Then rinse fabric in warm water, until water runs clear.
Wash fabric in warm water with detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

Step 5: Taa-Daa!

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You now have a finished dip dye ombré masterpiece!

Comments

LuckyLecky (author)2013-09-12

I'm moving this coming up weekend and I need curtains. I'm definitely going to try this.

armored bore (author)2013-09-14

Is there any particular way you need to dispose of the dye afterward?

mcotennec (author)armored bore2013-09-15

I hope this link is helpful in answering your question:

https://ws.elance.com/file/eHow_How_To_Article.doc?crypted=Y3R4JTNEcG9ydGZvbGlvJTI2ZmlkJTNEMjM3MDM1MTUlMjZyaWQlM0QtMSUyNnBpZCUzRDI0NTQ2NDg=

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