4th of July Tie Dye Napkins

May 31 2018
We could argue that the 4th is our favorite holiday of the year due to the outdoor activities, warm sun and summer outfits (which usually consist of a swim suit and bare feet). But what we think there could be more of is really fun party décor. Thats why we found some really inexpensive white napkins and tie dyed them! They turned out great and are such an easy way to make a statement to your table setting.
Supplies
White Napkins
Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye (We Used Cherry Red and Navy Blue)
Container for Dye
Rubber Bands
Rubber Gloves
Squeeze Bottles with Fine Nozzle
Plastic Table Cover
Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative (Recommended)
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Beginner
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Instructions
  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.

  2. Prewash napkins, rinse and leave damp.

  3. Lay out damp napkins flat on your work surface, gather or fold fabric vertically and tie 4-5 rubber bands to split napkin into even sections.

  4. Wearing gloves, mix 1/2 cup of well-shaken Cherry Red All-Purpose Dye with 2 quarts of very hot water in container and stir well. In another container, mix 1/2 cup of Navy Blue All-Purpose Dye with 2 quarts of very hot water.

  5. Fill two squeeze bottles with each color.

  6. Carefully squeeze the Cherry Red bottle around every other rubber band. Repeat with the Navy Blue bottle.

  7. Use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative after dyeing and before washing to enhance the color, increase color retention and prevent dye from bleeding in to white areas. Follow instructions on package.

  8. Rinse in cool water until water runs clear.

  9. Cut away rubber bands and unfold napkins to reveal pattern.

  10. Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.

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