Easy Valentine's Day DIY Projects

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Valentines Day Dyeing Projects

Be sure to use the red Tintex from the Valentine's Day dye collection for all of your pink and red projects. The fabric dye colour guide has more info on how to make pink using red dye. 

Valentine's Day Red Dress

Update that basic dress in your closet with red fabric dye.  Get the perfect look for a Valentine's Day dinner in no time. Dyed red dress

Materials:
  • Tintex Cardinal Red fabric dye (or use Scarlet Red; mix a custom dye colour using the colour guide)
  • Colour Remover (optional)
  • Dress
  • Kettle or microwave
  • Mixing container (glass, stainless steel, plastic etc.)
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic cover for work surface
  • Rubber or plastic gloves
    Directions:
    1. Protect work area with plastic and wear gloves to avoid staining hands.
    2. If needed, use Colour Remover to lighten the colour of the dress before dyeing the dress red (or pink).
    3. Use the hand dyeing method or choose another dyeing method.  To hand dye, boil water in a kettle and set aside for 15 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.
    4. Mix hot water with required amount of Tintex fabric dye. Create a custom shade, using the colour guide as inspiration and mix different amounts of 2-3 colours together. Brighter or darker colours will use more dye; pastels pink will use less dye. 
    5. Test dye colour on a piece of paper towel.
    6. Place dress in dye bath.  Agitate and rinse well when colour is slightly darker than needed (fabric id darker while wet).
    7. Rince well until water runs clear, wash & dry as usual.
    8. Clean up work area with soap and water or bleach if needed.

    Valentine's Day Paper Flower Garland 

    Dyed paper flower garland

    Our easy dyed paper craft uses a standard white paper garland from a craft store.   Red fabric dye transforms the ready made garland to compliment to your party theme. Flowers can be used to make a bold statement for Valentine's day, Chinese new year, wedding or shower decorations. You can also display them in a glass bowl any other time of the year.

    Materials:
    • Tintex Fabric Dye
    • Paper garland
    • Hot water
    • Kettle or microwave
    • Mixing container (glass, stainless steel, plastic etc.)
    • Measuring spoon
    • Measuring cup
    • Paper towels
    • Plastic cover for work surface
    • Rubber or plastic gloves
    • Spray bottle (optional)
    • Funnel (optional)
    • Paint brush (optional)
      Directions:
      1. Protect work area with plastic and wear gloves to avoid staining hands.
      2. Boil water in a kettle and set aside for 15 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 1-2 tablespoons 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 with different intensities.
      4. Test dye colour on a piece of paper towel.
      5. Dye the paper using your desired technique either dipping or spraying:
      • Dip the crepe paper into dye bath for a minute (or more depending on the desired colour intensity and type of paper used).
      • Spray bottle: Open the flower garland so it is completely assembled . Pour the dyeing solution into a spray bottle when it has cooled enough to do so. Attach spray top and spray dyeing solution all over the opened flower garland.
      • Air dry dyed paper flowers on plastic (or use a hairdryer on the cool setting over the plastic covered workspace to speed up the drying process).
      • Clean up work area with soap and water or bleach if needed.

      Dyed Wooden Clothespins  Dyed clothespins

      The dipping & immersion dyeing technique is ideal for dyeing clothespins.  Use dyed clothespins for place card holders, picture holders or attach a magnet or pin so they can hold pictures on a bulletin or magnet board. 

      Materials:

      • Tintex Fabric Dye
      • Wooden clothespins
      • Kettle or microwave
      • Mixing container (glass, stainless steel, plastic etc.)
      • Measuring spoon
      • Measuring cup
      • Paper towels
      • Plastic cover for work surface
      • Rubber or plastic gloves
      • Magnets (optional)
      • Pins (optional)
      • Glue (optional)

      Directions:

      1. Protect work area with plastic, wear rubber (or plastic gloves) to avoid staining hands.
      2. Boil water in a kettle and set aside for 15 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 1-2 tablespoons 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 with different intensities.
      4. If needed, test colour on a paper towel.
      5. Dip or submerge clothespins for up to 20 minutes in dye bath.
      6. Check wood every 5 minutes by stirring dye bath or rotating.
      7. Allow clothespins to air dry.
      8. Attach magnet or pin to wood with glue, allow to dry (optional).

       

      Dyed Valentine Paper Craft  Valentine paper craft

      Create a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day card when you paint on fabric dye using a brush or sponge.  Use red dye in different intensities to make brighter, deeper or pink colours.  Add glitter, ribbon or even wood accents and apply with glue to personalize. 

      Materials:

      • Tintex Fabric Dye
      • Blank white, cream or pink paper card or envelope
      • Kettle or microwave
      • Mixing container (glass, stainless steel, plastic etc.)
      • Measuring spoon
      • Measuring cup
      • Paper towels
      • Plastic cover for work surface
      • Rubber or plastic gloves
      • Paint brushes of different sizes
      • Sponge (optional)
      • Glitter glue (optional)
      • Markers (optional)
      • Ribbon (optional)
      • Glue & glue gun (optional)
      • Hairdryer (optional)

      Directions:

      1. Protect work area with  plastic, wear rubber (or plastic gloves) to avoid staining hands.
      2. Boil water in a kettle and set aside for 15 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 1-2 tablespoons 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 with different intensities.
      4. If needed, test colour on a paper towel.
      5. Apply the dye solution with a paint brush or sponge.
      6. Add a personal message with a fine paintbrush or draw designs and patterns with different intensities of the dye solution.
      7. Allow paper to air dry completely (or use a hairdryer set to cool).
      8. Enhance card with glitter glue or markers.

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