Update a boring white shower curtain with three simple materials and a little bit of patience. This curtain's pretty grid pattern is achieved with a shibori-inspired dyeing technique, and can be designed to match any bathroom decor. The best part? You won't break the bank with this project, which can be completed for less than $30.
Wash and dry a basic white shower curtain. Press if needed. Accordion-fold the fabric in 12-inch sections down the length of the curtain. Then fold the piece accordion-style the other direction, forming a square. The folding doesn't have to be perfect, but the more you can keep everything in place, the better.
Sandwich the folded curtain between cardboard squares cut slightly smaller than 12 inches. Secure with two rubber bands on each side to create a 3x3-inch grid. The idea here is to have the edges of the curtain visible and sticking out from the cardboard squares.
Fill the spray bottle with liquid dye. To protect your work surface, lie down a drop cloth or newspaper. Spray the dye around all edges of the folded curtain, varying how much you apply as you go. Once the edges are covered, wrap the curtain in a large plastic bag or sheet for six hours.
After six hours, unwrap the curtain and remove rubber bands. Unfold and let dry completely before laundering. When you run this curtain through the laundry for the first time, wash it on it's own. Dye may run and stain other clothes if they're in the washing machine.
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