Thanksgiving Projects

Fall Dyeing Projects

Dyed Thanksgiving Napkins 

Stylish napkins are an elegant addition to your home décor.   Easily pick-up your accent colours and bring warmth to the dining room.  

  • Cotton Napkins
  • Tintex fabric dyes: cardinal red #8, beige #31, brown #15,  brilliant yellow #5 (or any other warm colour of your choice).
  • Plastic or rubber gloves
  • Plastic cover for work area
  • Dyeing container (plastic bucket, glass or stainess bowl etc...)
  • Measuring cup
  • Table spoon or teaspoon
  • Elastic bands (optional)
  • Paint brush or sponge brush (optional)
  • Beads, buttons, embroidery thread & needle (optional)

Dyed Napkins  Dyed Napkin


  1. Use the hand dyeing method to create napkins that accent your decor.
  2. Combine 1-2 colours to create a custom shade of brown, red or yellow (learn how to mix a new dye colour by reducing or increasing the amount of dyed used).
  3. Optional: use the ombre dyeing technique to add a gradation of colour from the top to bottom or side to side.
  4. Optional: add designs using a paint brush or sponge brush.
  5. Optional: tie dye designs using elastic bands or string.
  6. Optional: enhance the napkins with beads, embroidery thread or buttons.

Dyed Burlap Thanksgiving Napkin Holders Thanksgiving burlap floral napkin holders

Add a touch of country chic to you holiday tablescape with custom burlap flowered napkin rings.

Materials Needed:
  • Tintex fabric dye
  • Plastic cover to protect workspace
  • Rubber gloves
  • Tablespoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Kettle or microwave
  • Bowl (stainless steel, glass, plastic etc.)
  • Burlap flowers
  • Paper towel (optional)
  • Glue gun & glue (optional)
  • needle & thread (optional)
  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 (or more) of Tintex Fabric Dye so it is completely dissolved. 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 paper towel.
  5. Place burlap flowers in the dye bath and make sure they are completely covered.
  6. Stir if necessary occasionally and check frequently to ensure that desired colour is achieved.
  7. Lay flowers on plastic cover to air dry.
  8. Clean work area with soap and water or bleach.
  9. Use a glue gun to add the flowers to a napkin ring or sew onto ribbon with a needle and thread.