Dip Dyed Halloween Tablecloth

September 5 2018

Looking to spookify your home? We’ve got the ultimate ghoulish DIY for you! This black dip dyed table cloth was so simple to make and will seriously up your Halloween décor this season.

  • Round Cotton Tablecloth
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye: Black
  • Rubber Bands
  • Large Plastic Container
  • Measuring Cup
  • Salt
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper Towels
  • Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
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  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. Gather supplies.

  2. For best results, prewash basket to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption. Leave damp.

  3. Wearing rubber gloves, fill a large container or stainless steel sink with 3 gallons of very hot water. The water should ideally be 140ºF or greater. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on the stove and add to the dyebath. Pour the whole bottle of well-shaken dye into dyebath.

  4. To enhance the color, add one cup of salt. Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing.

  5. Stir well.

  6. Test color by dipping a paper towel into the dyebath. If color is too light, add more dye. If color is too dark, add more water.

  7. Fold table cloth in half and in half again and dip edge of tablecloth into dyebath. Move up and down to create variations.

  8. When satisfied with color, remove tablecloth from dyebath. If color is too light, add more dye. If color is too dark, add more water.

  9. Wearing rubber gloves, squeeze out excess dye.

  10. We recommend using Rit ColorStay Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing to enhance color, increase color retention and prevent dye from bleeding into white areas. Follow instructions here.

  11. Rinse in cool water until water runs clear.

  12. Wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.

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