We all have that favorite blanket. You know the one, the grab-the-blankie-and-snuggle-up-for-a-great-movie blankie. The only downfall of that beloved cuddle companion is that it can tend to show it. Between Brady’s accidents and just everyday wear, mine was showing signs of its age. I just couldn’t let it go, though! So, instead, I gave it new life.
I gathered up all the materials I needed, according to the directions on the package, including my blanket.
I used Dylon dye in Bahama Blue, hoping it would give me better results than the tie dyed t-shirts I made in high school. And it absolutely did!
I mixed the dye by the directions, then just put the ends of the blanket into the dye, because I wanted a sort of ombre effect. The pack only made 4 cups to start, so I let it set 15 minutes, added more water & more blanket, waited 15 minutes, more water, more blanket. You get the idea. After 4 rounds of more water & waiting, then it was time to rinse it out and run it through the washer & dryer. Notice how it looks much darker here? A lot of the color washed out when I rinsed it, so beware if you decide to dye.
There’s not a huge difference between the lighter middle and the darker ends, but I love it! I mean… it’s aqua… what’s not to love?!?
P.S. – This post is not sponsored by Dylon, I just loved it and wanted to share
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