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How To Give Your Placemats A Dip Dye Makeover

I love a good table setting. The truth is–you don’t need to spend a lot of money to create one. These DIY dip dye placemats are a great way to brighten up your tablescape for a special occasion or just because.

Click the video below to get the steps on my YouTube channel: 


  • A roll of heavy linen fabric
  • Fabric dye in various colors (like Rit dye from the craft store)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 plastic cups
  • 2 plastic tubs
  • 2 wooden craft sticks
  • Large plastic spoon


STEP 1: Rip linen into 13 x 18 inch pieces. To give it a more frayed look (which I love!) start cutting with scissors but finish ripping along the cut line with hands.

STEP 2: Combine 2 teaspoons of dye with 1/2 tsp. of water in a plastic cup for each individual color. Stir with wooden craft sticks until dye is dissolved.

STEP 3: Fill each plastic tub with 8 cups of water, 1/2 cup salt, and 2 tbsp. baking soda. Pour the dye in and stir with plastic spoon.

STEP 4: Dip one side of the placemat into the dye mix while holding the other side upright as straight as possible. Let soak for 1 minute. Lay to dry.

STEP 5: Repeat the same steps with opposite side of placemat with a different color. Hang the placemats to dry.

STEP 6: To make sure the color doesn’t bleed, wash placemats in cold water before using.And, there you have it! A dip dye placemat to brighten up any table setting.

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