Happy Halloween friends. I hope your day is full of yummy treats and fun with your kids.
Ok, I’ve had the supplies and the idea to make these dip dye napkins for months now. I knew I wanted a black set of these for Halloween, so I waited till the VERY last minute to make these. Last night, very late last night, I decided that I just needed to do this. I am crazy, I know. But, making and doing is just so much fun sometimes.
I made a set of six in about 1 hour. I dyed them 3 at a time to save myself some time. Following the instructions of the RIT powder dye box, I dyed my 100% cotton napkins using the stove top method. I bought a set of six cream/white napkins at Homegoods for $7.99 and made sure to pre-wash them. Then used a dowel and some clothes pins, I wrapped 3 napkins half way around. Then I just sat the dowel on the edges of the pot, making sure that just less then half of the napkin was submerged in the simmering dye.
|Don’t mind the terrible iphone pics, and notice that it was 10:29pm when I started this process.|
To get this nice dark grey (almost black), I let the fabric sit in the dye for 25 mins. The I very carefully rinsed the dyed end of the napkin under running water, not allowing the it to touch the white side of the napkin. To complete the process, I washed them in the washing machine on a cold cycle.
We’ll use them more next year. I was just planning ahead for next Halloween 🙂