How to Dye Your Own Gauze for Styling

Gauze is an easy and inexpensive item to add to your flat lays without breaking the bank. Plus you can easily create your own collection in different colors. Another, easier to find version of gauze, is cheesecloth, which can easily be found at your local grocery store. Then depending on the amount you get in one package, I cut mine up into two or three pieces and dye them different colors. And it’s easy to use food products you have around the house to dye your fabric, like wine or blueberries.

Tips for Dying Cheesecloth:

  1. Use a bowl and utensils that can’t be stained in the dying process
  2. Have an idea of where you can hang your cheesecloth to dry in advance
  3. Keep a strainer handy

First, here are some common items you can use to dye your fabric of choice:

  1. Wine
  2. Blueberries
  3. Coffee
  4. Raspberries
  5. Cool-aid
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If you’re using food items like blueberries or raspberries, I recommend mashing the fruit up into a bowl and letting it sit in water for an hour, then strain the fruit out so it won’t stick and get caught in your fabric. After mashing the fruit and water together, strain the dyed water into a bowl. Add your fabric to the dyed water and let it sit for 2-3 hours before hanging it to dry. I like to hang mine outside on a bush or tree so it won’t stain anything in the drying process.

But it’s a fun and inexpensive DIY project so play around with different materials and colors and see what you come up with! And if you’re not into DIY projects, having the white cheesecloth on hand it useful too!

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I hope that helps! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! And I’ve love to hear any questions you might have when it comes to flat lays!



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