The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio
By Angela Daniels
March 3, 2015
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Giving my tired black and white espadrilles a fresh new look using a mason jar and $2 of Rit dye.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
giant mason jar (from Michaels)
Step By Step
Add the shoes completely in the jar*, and close the jar tightly so you can shake the jar to mimic the agitation of a washing machine. Once you've achieved the color you're going for, pull out the shoes. You can now reserve the mixed dye indefinitely. I keep my pre-mixed dyes under my kitchen counter, pull the out and use them as long as there is enough liquid in the jar for the subsequent projects. *The size of your shoes will determine the size of jar you will need. My shoes are size 7 1/2 and are fairly flexible. This mason jar technique works really well for baby and kid shoes. Dyeing a bunch of shoes in jars is a great baby shower activity, for example. You could do a round of little shoes and then a round of onsies.