HOW TO MAKE A COLORFUL & BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW BLANKET

Rainbow blankets are so fun and perfect for a kid’s room. My daughter Vivienne and I up cycled a plain white muslin baby blanket into a colorful masterpiece .

Supply list:

Muslin blanket
Tumble dye
Masking tape
Pom pom trim ribbon
Old iron
Hot glue gun
Tape measure
Foil
Trash bags
Scissors

supplies for tumble dye blanket tutorial

First we laid out the blanket flat and grabbed our tape and tape measurer. We knew we were gong to use eight colors on our blanket, so I measured the blanket roughly into eight sections.

measure and tape off sections of blanket with masking tape
measure and tape off sections of blanket with masking tape

Once we had our sections marked I taped off to divide each area,

tape off sections of blanket with masking tape

We repeated that step until the whole blanket was taped off into our striped sections. The areas were’t perfectly even, but close enough for us 🙂

I laid out two trash bags under the blanket to soak up any dye that would bleed through the backside.

tape off sections of blanket with masking tape

Using our Tumble dye spray, I started to spray the first section of our rainbow blanket.

spray hot pink tumble dye on muslin blanket

Vivi helped on the right hand side of each section while I held the blanket taught to ensure we fulled all the creases.

spray hot pink tumble dye on muslin blanket

To avoid any overspray, I taped down aluminum foil over the pink sprayed section and taped it down to hold it in place.

Cover top area in foil to prevent overspray

It was time to spray the next section in red.

spray red tumble dye on muslin blanket
spray red tumble dye on muslin blanket

Once saturated, the red section was then covered in foil.

The same step was repeated with our orange spray.

spray orange tumble dye on muslin blanket

Then the yellow came next. I love that his project is easy enough for a child to help.

spray yellow tumble dye on muslin blanket

Time for the green Tumble dye!

spray green tumble dye on muslin blanket

Then turquoise, blue, and purple!

spray turquoise tumble dye on muslin blanket
spray blue tumble dye on muslin blanket
spray purple tumble dye on muslin blanket

The most exciting part for me was peeling away the masking tape to reveal the white stripe dividers. I love that the paint bled a bit underneath. It gives our rainbow blanket a more organic look!

pull masking tape to reveal white line

Once all the tape was peeled away, we admired our blanket masterpiece!

We let it dry outside for about an hour.

Learn just how easy it is to make this cute and colorful decorative throw with festive pom pons.

Once dry, it was time to set the dye, I ironed over the whole blanket.

ironing the blanket to seal the dye

You could definitely stop here, but Vivi wanted me to add some pom pom trim.

I simply hot glued the trim onto the two blanket ends. This adds such fun detail. So cute!

I’ll be sure to wash in a delicate bag when the time comes, but worst case and the trim comes off, I can always re-hot glue it. You could also choose to sew the trim on for a super secure option.

I would have done that, but my sewing machine is out of order at the moment.

hot gluing pom pon trim ribbon to the blanket
hot gluing pom pon trim ribbon to the blanket

We absolutely love how our rainbow blanket turned out! It adds such a great pop of color to her bed.

Rainbow blanket tutorial – Learn just how easy it is to make this cute and colorful decorative throw with festive pom pons.

Cute huh?

Rainbow blanket tutorial – Learn just how easy it is to make this cute and colorful decorative throw with festive pom pons.

What do you think? Will you give this DIY project a try? I recommend it, and it would make such a cute gift for your color-loving friends or kiddos.

You might also like come of my other easy DIY projects or free printable art prints and calendars!

xoxo
Audrey

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Rainbow blanket tutorial – Learn just how easy it is to make this cute and colorful decorative throw with festive pom pons.
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