Truly Green Canvas Pot Cover

April 1 2021

Our new Truly Green shade is perfect for your green-thumbed friends. Use the canvas pot covers for plants—or use them for easy storage, the possibilities are endless.

  • Cotton Canvas Pot Cover or Make Your Own
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in Truly Green
  • Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
  • Measuring Cup and Spoon
  • Paper Towels
  • Gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • Dish Detergent
  • Salt
  • Container for Dyeing
  • Plastic Table Cover
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  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and gather supplies.
  2. Prewash pot cover in warm, soapy water. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  3. Leave pot cover damp and lay it out on a flat surface
  4. Scrunch sections of the pot cover and secure with rubber bands. Repeat scrunching various sections of the fabric until majority of it is bound and set aside.
  5. Fill a plastic container with two gallons of hot water. The water should ideally be 140ºF. If tap water is not hot enough, heat water on the stove and add to the dyebath.
  6. To enhance the color, add one cup of salt when dyeing fabrics containing cotton, rayon, ramie or linen.
  7. Add 1 tsp of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing.
  8. Wearing gloves, add ½ cup of well-shaken Truly Green dye to dyebath.
  9. Add bound pot cover from Step 4 to dyebath. For a high contrast pattern, keep the pot cover in the dyebath for 3-5 minutes. For more color and less white areas, leave the pot cover set in the dyebath for 10-20 minutes.
  10. When desired color is achieved, remove bound fabric from the dyebath. Do not remove rubber bands.
  11. We strongly recommend using Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing. It enhances the color, increases color retention and prevents dye from bleeding into white areas.
    1. Fill a plastic container or stainless steel sink with hot tap water. Pour ½ cup of well-shaken Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative into container or sink. Mix well.
    2. Add bound fabric to bath. Placing unbound fabric into the dyebath could result in dye bleeding into white areas.
    3. Stir slowly and continuously on and off for 20 minutes.
  12. Rinse in cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.
  13. Carefully remove rubber bands and unbind the fabric.
  14. Wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.
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