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Fabric Dyeing Techniques

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Summer weather is the perfect time to head outside and try out some large scale projects. Lots of fabric dyeing techniques require tons of space and fresh air to help dry your creation. So take advantage of the lovely summer weather and try a new technique!

Glue Batik Technique

Glue Batik Technique

Though you’re painting the fabric rather than dyeing with this technique, the result is still super fun and you can definitely do this project outside. This is a great family project because every age group can enjoy it. It could also be really fun on a pillowcase for a slumber party.

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Flamingo Tote Bag

By General Crafts Contributor Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.

Flamingo-fy a tote bag with an easy DIY fabric paint project.

DIY your own flamingo onto a summery tote.

Want to add some color and character to a summery tote bag? Bring on the tropics by adding flamingos, colorful flowers and tropical foliage to an otherwise plain bag. Easy-to-paint project, from novice to skilled.

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DIY Tropical Leaves Art

By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa

Add some green to your home with a fun wall hanging. Free printable templates and directions at ThinkCrafts.com

I LOVE Spring Forward. Love it. From the second I turn my clock back an hour in the winter until two in the morning the next spring, I quietly tell myself, “just a few more months and you’ll be able to soak up another hour of sunshine.” Or, you know, overcast skies or whatever. It is Seattle, after all. Working in an office all day makes the dark months especially painful, knowing that when I get home it will be just as dark as when I left for work that morning. It does, however, make me appreciate the spring, summer, and autumn months that much more. Nothing makes me happier than being able to leave my curtains open an hour longer while I make dinner and catch up on my HGTV, letting the…cloud…shine…stream in.

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Elegant and Airy Tassel Wall Hanging

By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa

This easy wall hanging makes a huge statement that you can DIY in no time

I’m always on the lookout for ways to bring three-dimensional art to my walls. Believe it or not, with the amount of wall hangings I make, I only have two in my apartment because I love to give them to my friends as gifts. However, the wall space above our dresser has been looking particularly sad and in need of some love, so I took the opportunity to create something quick and simple for myself. I also took into consideration that our bedroom is usually pretty dark, as we live on the first floor sort of at the bottom of a hill and have no overhead lighting in that room. I wanted to make something cheery without being overwhelmingly colorful to brighten the space up a little. These airy tassels made out of beautiful watercolor-esque fabric were the perfect solution. Not to mention, the tassels I made use a new process I discovered and are about a hundred times easier. No complaints here.

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Batik Summer Rag Wreath

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Summer Rag Wreath

When I think of summer, I think of batik fabric.  It makes me think of a beautiful tropical vacation, even if I can’t go on one.  Recently, I found a jelly roll of beautiful batik fabrics in a store.  In just a few easy steps, I turned the batik jelly roll into a beautiful wreath that makes me smile every time I come home.  If batik fabrics aren’t your things or you’re looking for a scrap buster project, any cotton fabric will work for this project!

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