Up-cycle potato sacks with paint or hand dye using fabric dyes then create textural craft projects for your home, like placemats, drink coasters, or cushion covers.

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You will need:
potato sacks
acrylic paint
fabric dye
  1. To paint: Use scissors to cut potato sacks into the shapes you require, then paint with your choice of acrylic paint and allow to dry.
  2. To hand-dye: Thoroughly wet the potato sack then squeeze out excess water.
  3. Prepare your choice of fabric dye, following packet directions.
  4. Using gloves, place burlap into dye; mix until well coated in dye. Note: the longer it is in the dye liquid the deeper the color.
  5. Remove from dye when your required color is reached.
  6. Squeeze out all excess liquid and allow to dry naturally before using in your craft projects.


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