Upcycling Bedroom Decor Ideas: How To Tie Dye Curtains | 8 Steps DIY
- Fabric Dye
- Large Container
- Spray mist bottle
Are you looking for ideas on how to decor your bedroom without spending much money? One of the things that can change the look of a room is the curtains, but they can be quite expensive so why not upcycling the ones you already have? Ombre curtains have become very trendy on Pinterest and they are so easy to make, it only takes a bit of patience. For this tie-dye technique, you'll only need one color of fabric dye.
Step 1: Pick your tie-dye materials
To start this tutorial gather the materials you'll need because after the tie-dyeing process starts you're gonna need all your materials in hand so you won't have any problems.
Step 2: Wet the fabric before dyeing
To make the dyeing process more even, the first step is to immerse the curtain in clean water. This will help the tie-dye paint spreading through the fabric.
Step 3: Mix the tie-dye paint with water
I bought a powder tie-dye paint because that's what I could find. On the instructions, it says to mix the paint with 1L of hot water until dissolving the powder. If you buy a liquid one, read the instructions to make sure you're using it right.
Step 4: Add more water to the container
After dissolving the tie-dye paint, add more water. I'm using a large bucket, but if you want a more controlled process you should use a big and rectangular container. It will be easier to control the dyeing process.
Step 5: Insert the curtain until the height of the ombre
Decide how high you want the ombre effect to be. As the curtain is wet, it will absorb some of the ink above the waterline, so consider that. Insert the curtain on the tye-dye bucket and leave it for 10 minutes, stirring the fabric inside the dye from time to time.
Step 6: Start creating the ombre effect on your curtain
After the first 10 minutes, remove about 10cm of the curtain from the water and leave the rest of it inside the dye for 10 more minutes. Keep repeating this step until the end of the curtain.
Step 7: Make the transitions of the tye-dye more subtle
If you prefer a subtle ombre effect without lines dividing the shades of color spray some water on the lines. So, after removing a piece of the curtain from the dye, splash water on it so the ink spread more evenly.
Step 8: Hang the curtain to dry
Hang your curtain in a clothesline and leave there to dry. The best is to keep it in the shade because the sun can affect the dyeing process. If you're doing it in a voile curtain like mine it will probably dry very fast.
Step 9: Change your bedroom decor
Add your ombre curtain to your bedroom and see how different curtain types already make such a difference in your room decor!