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Obviously I’ve been looking at the occasional coffee or wine spill on my tops in the wrong light. Instead of seeing them as nasty stains that I’ll never get out, I should’ve seen the potential.

sweet paul fruit and vegetable dyes

Photo: Ellen Silverman

In Sweet Paul magazine this month, they’re giving tips on how to dye fabrics from the contents of your grocery cart. This bedding was made beautiful with blackberry dye (pillow cases), tea (bottom sheet), pomegranate juice (top sheet and curtain), and blueberry dye (linen cover). I think I might have a few shirts to rescue now.


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7 Responses

  1. I wonder if it smells as good as it looks? Like sleeping in a fruit-cocktail scented bed! ^_^

  2. Anna@HGTV says:

    A long time ago when I was a ballerina, we used to use tea to dye our white leotards off white. I've always wanted to take that a step further with sheet sets and fruit. Love this post!

  3. Lili@HGTV says:

    Ha! Good question, I hadn't thought of that. There is a bunch of boiling involved, but I bet some scent lingers…

  4. UPS Power says:

    These fabrics are really lovely i love this color and design. It gives beautiful looks to our bed and i am looking for this since long time you post such a nice picture over here.
    UPS Power

  5. AZissunny says:

    Try yellow or white onion skins for beautiful shades of yellow and gold.
    Organic dyes are great to experiment with and sometimes the outcome will fool you.

  6. inuneson says:

    I like it; short of love.

Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...


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