The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio
By Angela Daniels
January 13, 2016
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I keep seeing these darling zip code pillows at the boutique stores in town but they're REALLY expensive. I wanted to try my hand at making my own custom pillow for a fraction of the price and it really wasn't too challenging at all. I learned a lot with this first pillow and I think I could easily make a set of them as holiday gifts now.
Rit Products Used
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black spray paint
4 gallon pot
Step By Step
To get a really crisp look for the numbers, I used black spray paint. It did over-spray a bit. Next pillow I'll add a double layer of duct tape to protect a wider area of the pillow. In the end, though, I dyed the edges of the pillows darker to make the over-spray part of the overall look.
I simply dipped the whole pillow directly into the bucket. That's it. I left the pillow in until I was satisfied with the color. Then I pulled out the pillow, hosed it down in the grass to make sure I had rinsed out any residual dye. Then I let it drip dry in my grass (don't worry, Rit dye is non-toxic so it's okay for the grass. I just hosed the area a bit after I took my completed pillow away.