The first step is to wash your curtains and leave them damp. While the curtains were in the washing machine I got the dye solution ready. I filled up an 18 gallon Rubbermaid bin up to the line with warm water.
How to Easily Dye Curtains
The perfect pair of curtains can be a tricky thing to find. I had been searching for matching curtains for our open concept living room and dining room, and was very specific with what I wanted. My checklist included: long cotton canvas grommet curtains that fit within my budget, and were a pale aqua blue color. That’s a lot to ask for in a pair of curtains. All I could find were white curtains, but I figured I could easily dye them to get any color I wanted. Here's how!
To get a pale aqua blue color I used a full pack of Dylon China Blue fabric dye, and 1 tablespoon of Dylon Bahama blue. Mix it up in a small stainless steel bowl with some warm water, then add it to the Rubbermaid bin. I also added 7 tablespoons of salt to the water.
I shook out the damp curtains to try and get rid of as many wrinkles as possible, then gently submerged them in the dye and stirred according to the package directions.
Rinse the curtains in cold water in your machine, wash with warm water, dry, and iron. Then you're ready to hang them up!
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