For some reason I am obsessed with rainbows right now! I decided to spruce up our stash a bit before baby #2 makes her appearance. I decided to dye our Osocozy unbleached flats in the colors of the rainbow. While I was at it, I also threw in all of my white cloth nursing pads, and picked up a few cheap Gerber shirts. I am THRILLED with the results!
I had 24 flats, so I did 4 of each color, plus a shirt in each color, and there are 2 pairs of nursing pads for each color. This photo was taken before I located all 6 shirts in my laundry room :)
I did a little research and found that Tulip and Dylon were the most often recommended for dying cloth diapers, so I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up Tulip dyes. They are normally $2.99 each, so it's good to wait for a sale/coupon.
I did purple first and it's the only color I got "during" photos of. One gallon of steaming hot water, 1/4 cup of salt, and the dye packet. Stir continuously for 15 minutes, then occasionally for 45 minutes. Rinse in cold water, wash in warm. Make sure you have a drink to sip on, and some music playing! I got SO tired of standing there stirring! In my opinion, this was the perfect amount of dye for the items I dyed. I wouldn't have wanted any more in there.
This was after my cool rinse, before I threw them in the wash. SOOOO pretty!
I'm SO excited about these! My 1st daughter was born in May, so a lot of her hand-me-downs are summery. I wanted some long sleeve shirts in fun colors to match our woolies, but couldn't find anything in town that would work! These are SO gorgeous with our woolie stash, I just can't wait!
The flats. <3 I am soooo crazy about these! Who knew something so simple could be so fun! My mother in law emailed me about 5 minutes after I shared these pictures on my personal Facebook page - she was SO excited that I was dying stuff, and that it turned out so great.
The final "group" photo! I'm so excited!
What do you think ?