I’m always looking for adorable containers to help you organize. I know that beautiful containers are hard to find on a budget. I struggle with this in my own home. When I discovered Inkodye, I knew it would help in my quest. See how I use it to help me organize in style.
Inkodye is a unique product that develops in the sun. Simply paint it on where you want it, cover spots with any decorations you want, and let it develop in the sun. Super easy and really cool!
Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:
A cotton (true cotton is important) bin, tote or bag
Inkodye in your color of choice
Vinyl or stencil paper cut in the shape you want
Foam paintbrush (not pictured)
So I started with a plain cotton bin I bought from Ragged Home on Etsy. The bin was really high quality and beautifully made. Stunning as it was, but I wanted to give it a little something special. While they are available in other colors, I got the plain cotton bin.
I then taped off the part of the bin I DIDN’T want dyed. I wrapped the painters tape around the edges to make sure I had a clean line and it stayed put.
I used my Silhouette to cut out my name in vinyl. You could use transfer paper instead of vinyl. However, I wanted you to be able to clearly see the letters on the tote. If you don’t have a Silhouette cutter, you can use paper letters (print them on your printer and just cut them out), alphabet magnets or anything you have on hand.
Then, just paint the area you want to change color. It’s best to do this in the light so you can see where you’re already painted. Make sure you apply an even coat and there is no excess dripping onto areas where you don’t want to dye.
The next step is oh so fun….put the bin outside in the sun and let it develop. In about 20 minutes I had a beautiful color. I let it dry for a little while inside and then peeled off the tape and vinyl. This is the awesome bin I was left with.
I put my name on the bin. This would be a great way for every family member to have their own areas for accessories in an entry way. You could also label bins or bags with designations like toys, first aid or even snacks in the pantry.
Letters are a go to way to use Inkodye. However, it’s so versatile. You can put ANYTHING on a piece of fabric (or paper) and have it create fun shapes. Some ideas to get you thinking:
Small toys, tools, paper clips, kitchen utensils, or plant leaves. I promise, once you get started with this, it’s hard to stop! You can also dye around photo negatives! (More on that at another time.)
Use these shapes to help kids label bins and find them to put toys away!
Inkodye comes in nine colors and two size bottles. I have done a few projects with one of the larger bottles and I have LOTS left. This is an awesome way to get organized and have fun while doing it!