DIY Tie Dye Pillow


DIY Tie Dye Pillow



I have been focusing on Christmas a lot recently. It’s July and every year it is my reminder to focus on the holiday gift shopping. I am one of those people who like to be done with all my shopping by the end of summer so I can focus on the real meaning of Christmas and not the rush of shopping. I like to take it easy and just be with my family.

This year I have been trying to come up with an idea to make for the kids. That is when I came across the idea to make Tie Dye Pillows!


Items Needed:


White Cotton or Canvas Pillow

Fabric Dye in Colors of Choice

Spray Bottles

Vinyl Letter Decal




Apply decal to pillow and ensure there are no air bubbles trapped under it.

Pour your fabric dye into spray bottles, and keeping about 12 inches away from pillow, sprits the pillow, varying colors until you reach desired colors.

Allow drying for 24 hours, remove vinyl and place in the dryer on high for 10-15 minutes to set the colors.

Wash separately the first wash, then wash as normal after.





  1. Dorothy Teel says:

    How I love this idea it seems so simple and personal, I like the pillow and I think I will teach my granddaughter how to make this thank you for sharing

  2. That is super cute! I want to try to make one with my son for a birthday gift for his aunt.

  3. What a great gift idea! I know plenty of kids on my Christmas list that would love receiving one of these as a gift. I had better get started!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is super cute! I love how easy it is to make!

  5. I love personalizing things. This looks like a simple project (big plus). Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for the instructions – I have pinned to my Crafts board

  7. That looks so easy to do and what a great gift idea for any age! Also a fun way to get kids involved.

  8. We are redoing my daughters bedroom and this would be a great addition. I love how easy it is to make!

  9. Oh my goodness! How adorable! I can’t wait to try these out myself!

  10. I love this project. It’s cool, it’s a little funky, and it’s simple. Great!

  11. What a great project. I have to add this to our creative night list. My kids will love this idea.

  12. That is so pretty! I haven’t done tie dye in years, and this so makes me want to do it again!

  13. That is SO cool. I love the colors you chose. What a perfect pillow to cuddle up with when lounging around the house!

  14. How cute and can make any old pillow look like new, too – Love it, pinned it!

  15. I love how your pillow turned out! This would be a fun gift for my daughters to make for their friends. I always try each year to have Christmas shopping done by the end of October at least, but it seems I am always scrambling for a few last minute gifts.

  16. I love it! And relatively easy to make and what a great gift. I think I might try it for my goddaughter for her new apartment. Thanks!

  17. What a cute pillow! This would look great in my step daughters room. She loves stuff like this. Thanks for the tutorial.

  18. Jenna Wood says:

    Wow, that came out great! I always have some spare fabric dye laying around, I will have to pull this project out the next school break!

  19. what a cute way to spruce up pillows. I love this!

  20. Christine says:

    This would make a perfect gift for my daughter to make her friends. It is hard to find gifts for teenagers!

  21. So cool! My 8 year old would love to make one for her bedroom! Turned out great!

  22. My 7 year old grand daughter has just “discovered” home decor. She has become obsessed with decorative pillows for her bed. This will be a fun project to do with her. Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. That is so cute. I love how easy it is to create a one-of-a-kind item.

  24. I think the possibilities are endless with this! Pillows are such a quick and easy way to change up a room. You could do various seasonal themes, very cool!

  25. What a fun way to personalize a room! I love this idea.

  26. That turned out awesome!

  27. What a fun way to re-purpose a pillow! I love the colors that you chose!

  28. I am so pinning this for my daughter. It would make a great birthday gift for a teenager friends.

  29. That’s so cute! It looks like the perfect craft for redoing a kids room together!

  30. I love the pillow! I need to start thinking about Christmas myself.

  31. I love how easy that is to make!! I bet that would make a great gift for the holidays and a easy way to make small changes to a room!

  32. This would make such a treat gift! I love the patterns it made!

  33. A new excuse to love vinyl wall decals – genius! I think this would make great pillows for the bedrooms!

  34. No way! I just bought a tie-dye kit! Now all I need is a letter, or maybe a whole name! Thanks for a great idea. My son will be so excited!

  35. Lisa J Jones says:

    How Cool Is This Love It & So Pretty & Fairly Easy To Do Must Try Thank You!

  36. The pillow looks really good! And I’m certain anyone would love it as a gift!

  37. That’s a swanky pillow. I love how cool it looks and how easy it was to make. Awesome.

  38. What a great craft. My daughter would love to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Super cute!! This would be adorable in a dorm room or a little girls bedroom!

  40. Hands down my favourite DIY project I have seen. I LOVE IT!

  41. Cute! I bet I will still mess it up!

  42. katrina g says:

    i love this pillow, so cool. i’ll be trying that soon.

  43. That’s adorable! Love love LOVE the idea!

  44. That is just way too cool and so simple. I would have never come up with it… Thanks for sharing. May have to do this for my step-daughter for the holidays 🙂

  45. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have been doing Tye Dye for years. We do shirts, sheets, baby clothes anything we can find. I love your idea of the spray bottle. Gives a unique finish.

  46. This is really cool and looks super simple to do! It would be a fun project for my daugher and I!

  47. I totally envision this as a sleepover party activity! It’s really cute!

  48. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love that! We are in the process of moving into a new house and I would love to make some of these for my kids. Thanks for sharing such a fun and easy craft.

  49. I love this idea! I will have to try to make these for my daughters!

  50. This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Please tell me where I can find a plain white canvas pillow? Everywhere I look they are already printed on. Thanks!

  51. Such a fun project to do… mind is thinking of all the possibilities!

  52. What a cool idea. I would never think to tie dye a pillow. I love the D but probably because my name starts with a D…lol

  53. What a fun tutorial! I bet this would be a lot of fun to do with pre-teen aged kids. I haven’t seen RIT in the longest time…I tie-dyed a pair of purple jeans before when I was in middle school and one of my teachers asked me where I bought them from 🙂

  54. This is a nice idea and an easy way to customize gifts all year long.

  55. Oh I do love this idea. Turned out fantastic.

  56. Tie dye is always fun but oh so messy!

  57. My daughter would have a blast making this!

  58. Such an easy DIY project! I think it would be awesome for a teen girl sleepover; they could make personalized pillows to keep, or even to make as Christmas gifts.

  59. That came out really great. I like the subtle colors you used here, that makes it more classy than a loud tie dye.

  60. How cute my girls would love this!!! Super easy too!

  61. I love this., I would do one in boy colors! My middle son loves tie dye!

  62. What a really cute DIY project. I think my daughter would LOVE to make one of these for her room.

  63. The girls will have fun spraying on their pillows. They like spraying a lot when they take a bath and play together with water.

  64. I really love this adorable DIY pillow project. I am not a fan of regular tie-dye but this one is sophisticated and chic.

  65. I have never made tie die before but it looks super easy. It looks easy enough for the kids to do it.

  66. One cute pillow with a quick and easy DIY. 🙂

  67. Thanks for the information. This is something we can do with our grand kids and have a blast.

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