Ice Dyed Tablecloth

5 Materials
25 Hours

How many of you have tried ice dying? It might just be my new favorite dying technique because it's so easy and a great way to give something you already have a sweet makeover. I found this tablecloth at a thrift store a couple years ago for $1 and bought it with the intentions of giving it some kind of makeover. Since we've been stuck at home, I've had lots of time to work on my project to-do list and finally got around to bringing this tablecloth to life with some color.

This tablecloth is in perfect condition, but a bit blah for my taste.

I scrunched up the tablecloth and placed in a shallow container.

I covered the tablecloth in ice.

Sprinkle Rit Dye over the ice.

I used two packages of dye for my tablecloth since it was so big.

Let the ice melt completely. I keep my house at 70 degrees and was surprised that it took almost 24 hours for my ice to melt.

Once all was melted, I rinsed the tablecloth in cold water until it ran clear and hung outside to dry. Wear gloves while you are rinsing the tablecloth so you don't stain your hands.

I love how this tablecloth turned out and I'm so glad I finally decided to give it a much needed makeover.

I keep looking around my house at all the other things I would like to ice dye and can't wait to try two colors at a time.

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1 question
  • Patti Jankowski
    Patti Jankowski
    on May 5, 2020

    I wondering if you could do 2 colors? Dry the first and then dye the 2nd color??

    • Gloria Gatch
      Gloria Gatch
      on May 22, 2020

      Love the way it turned out! My question is, how or what sets the dye? So it doesn't run when you wash it.

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