Green DIY's For St. Patrick's Day

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Add a little green to your life for St Patrick's Day with these easy DIY projects that you can use kelly/forest green or you can make your own custom colour by mixing any Tintex blue with brilliant yellow.

St. Patrick’s Day Green Ombre Shorts  Green ombre shorts

Make green ombre shorts to celebrate St Patrick's Day with friends & family in warm climates. 

Materials:
  • Tintex Kelly Green (#17) or Forest Green (#36)
  • White shorts
  • Plastic cover to protect workspace
  • Rubber gloves
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Kettle or microwave
  • Large bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.) or plastic bucket
  • Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)
    Directions: Use the ombre dyeing method for your shorts.

     

    St. Patrick’s Day Napkin Ring DIY Project

    Dyed Green Napkin Ring

    Use Tintex to create green floral napkin rings; celebrate St Patrick's Day with friends & family. 

    Materials:
    • Tintex Kelly Green (#17), Forest Green (#36), or try Brilliant Yellow (#5) for bright gold accents 
    • Fabric flowers (burlap, cotton, linen or silk)
    • Ribbon, elastic or plain napkin ring to attach flowers 
    • Plastic cover to protect workspace
    • Rubber gloves
    • Spoon
    • Measuring cup
    • Kettle or microwave
    • Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
    • Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)
    • Needle & sewing thread (optional to secure flower)
    • Glue & glue gun (optional to secure flower)
    • Hairdryer (optional)
      Directions:
      1. Use the hand fabric dyeing method to dye your fabric flowers.  
      2. Gently dip into clean water, and carefully rinse until the water runs clear.
      3. Allow the flowers to air dry (or use a hair dryer for faster results).  
      4. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around each folded cloth napkin.  
      5. Hand sew the dyed flower to the middle of the ribbon of your choice (or use a glue gun to attach the flowers).

      St. Patrick’s Day Scarf DIY Projectgreen scarf

      Celebrate in true Irish style with friends & family and make a stylish green scarf with fabric dye: 

      Materials:
      • Tintex Kelly Green (#17), Forest Green (#36), or try Brilliant Yellow (#5) for bright gold accents 
      • Scarf of your choice
      • Plastic cover to protect workspace
      • Rubber gloves
      • Spoon
      • Measuring cup
      • Kettle or microwave
      • Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
      • Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)
        Directions:

        Use the hand fabric dyeing method to create a custom scarf perfect for St Patrick's day.

        St Patrick's Day Card with Dyed Wooden Buttons 

        Reinvent your old wood buttons for crafts, accessories or use to add character to a jacket, cardigan or dress bought at a big box store. Buttons can also used to add interest to hair accessories like barrettes or hairbands.

         

        Materials  Needed:

        St Patricks Day Card 

         

        • Tintex fabric dye
        • Plastic cover to protect workspace
        • Rubber gloves
        • Tablespoon
        • Measuring cup
        • Kettle or microwave
        • Wood buttons
        • Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
        • Paper towel (optional)
        • Glue gun & glue (optional)

         Project Instructions:

        1. Protect work area with plastic and wear gloves to avoid staining hands.
        2. Boil water in a kettle and set aside for 10 minutes or until water has cooled slightly. Water can also be heated up in a microwave for 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe container
        3. Mix 1 cup hot water with 1 tablespoon of Tintex Fabric Dye. Create a custom shade by mixing different amounts of 2-3 colours together. Brighter or darker colours will use more dye; pastels will use less dye. Get creative and experiment mixing different intensities.
        4. Test dye colour on a paper towel.
        5. Place buttons in the dye bath and make sure they are completely covered. Stir if necessary and check frequently to ensure that desired colour is achieved.
        6. Lay buttons on plastic cover to air dry.
        7. Use a glue gun to add the buttons to the paper.
        8. Clean work area with soap and water or bleach. 

         

        St. Patrick’s Day DIY Green Clothespins Dyed green clothespins

        Update an everyday item like wooden clothespins to celebrate St Patrick's Day: 

        Materials:
        • Tintex Kelly Green (#17), Forest Green (#36), or try Brilliant Yellow (#5) for bright yellow accents 
        • Wooden clothespins
        • Plastic cover to protect workspace
        • Rubber gloves
        • Spoon
        • Measuring cup
        • Kettle or microwave
        • Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
        • Paper towel (optional for testing dye colour)
          Directions:

          Use the same method as for dyed wooden buttons above.

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