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Shibori-Inspired DIY Decor

By: Dylan Estes

Enhance your home decor with one of these shibori-inspired DIY ideas.

At a Glance:

Project #15381 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
supplies

Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Thunder Blue, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Blue, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Blue Ribbon, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Magenta, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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instructions

Other Supplies

•    Round wooden stool
•    Rectangular ceramic planter
•    Three (3) Embroidery hoops of various sizes
•    2 yards bright white muslin or cotton fabric
•    1” paintbrush
•    Scissors
•    Staple gun
•    Rubber bands
•    3” Wood squares or other shapes

Instructions

Shibori Technique

  1. Pick a Shibori folding technique and use the small wood shapes and rubber bands to sandwich fabric in between shapes.
  2. Mix Thunder Blue with water and saturate exposed areas of fabric. 
  3. Unfold fabric and hang to dry.
Stool
  1. Wrap a piece of fabric around stool cushion and staple underneath.
Planter
  1. Paint Planter using a 1” flat brush and Thunder Blue. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut a 4” wide strip of faux-shibori fabric.
  3. Attach the strip of fabric on plater using a 1” flat brush and matte Mod Podge. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge where you want to place the strip of fabric.
  4. Apply the fabric then brush on an additional coat of Mod Podge to seal the surface of the fabric to the planter.
Embroidery Hoops 
  1. Cut a section of fabric slightly larger than the embroidery hoop.
  2. Stretch the fabric over the inner hoop and place the outer hoop over it.
  3. Pull fabric taut and tighten the hoop closure.
 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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