'Tis the season for going back to school, and that means all of you dorm dwellers will be back to putting off laundry (I know I do!) and carting it all to the laundry room at the last minute. In order to make carrying your laundry as easy as possible, make a simple dip-dyed ombre laundry bag that's as stylish as it is functional!
These extra large canvas laundry bags are the perfect material for easy dying in your favorite color – in this case, petal pink. Creating this ombre look is easier than you think with a bucket and some water, and it will end up looking like a stylish piece you found at the store. In the end, the ombre color gradient has a pretty watercolor look to it.
- Large canvas laundry bag
- Liquid dye in desired color
- Bucket or sink (be aware of potential staining)
- Gloves, recommended
Note the directions on the package of dye as they may vary by brand. In a gallon bucket or larger, fill with hot water and add about 1/3 bottle of dye (estimate). Stir to combine color.
Thoroughly wet the bottom half of the laundry bag. For best results, the fabric should be wet before dying.
Wear gloves if possible to prevent staining on your hands. In a covered space where spills will not stain, such as on plastic or outdoors, dip the bottom half of the bag (wet) in the dye and adjust the fabric so that the bottom half is fully submerged in the dye.
Set a timer for 5 minutes and leave to soak.
After 5 minutes, pull the fabric out about 6 inches, and leave the rest of the fabric submerged. Set a timer for 10 minutes and leave to soak.
After 10 minutes, pull the fabric out more, about 8 inches and leave the rest of the fabric submerged. Set timer for 20 minutes and leave to soak.
After 20 minutes, pull the fabric out more so that only a few inches remain submerged. Set times for 30 minutes and leave to soak.
After 30 minutes, remove the bag completely and rinse thoroughly with water until the water runs clear. Wash by hand or in a washing machine (by itself) to completely set the color and let dry completely before using.
Fill it with all your laundry and easily cart it around when needed! Dye it in your favorite color, and it will even look nice sitting in the corner of your room.