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Make Your Own Hibiscus-Dyed Drop Cloth

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Make Your Own Hibiscus-Dyed Drop Cloth

Stemming from last week’s dip-dyed canvas tablecloth inspiration, here is an easy and natural way to dye an extra piece of fabric. Remodelista editor Sarah soaked a painter’s drop cloth in water with dried hibiscus flowers. The result was a pretty pale pink table cloth, perfect for outdoor entertaining. See below for Sarah’s instructions; for the complete story, visit Remodelista. Photography by Sarah Lonsdale, except where noted.

Above: Sarah’s inspiration was this swath of canvas in an artist’s studio; photo by Christopher Baker.

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11:20AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

Thanks! Hibiscus flowers also makes a great hair mask.. here are instructions on how to make it: http://www.honeydustblog.com/hair-care/hibiscus-hair-mask-for-silky-hair

10:11AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

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9:01AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

nice!

6:35AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks

6:51AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Uh huh....and leave it in the sun for 3 days and it's right back to the color it started as.

12:02AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

What a lovely shade of pink!

10:38PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

I get a similar effect when a stray red sock ends up in the load of white clothes.

9:54PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Fun! Thanks.

5:08PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Thanks for the article!

1:30PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

not sure why I need a drop cloth that's colored, but looks decorative.

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