Tea Dye Old Clothes : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week…. what have you all been up to this week?

This week I’ve been tea dyeing  some old clothes to give them a new fresh look….

Some old tops that needed brightening up…

  • In a pan placed 1 tea bag for each cup full of water used,I use about 8 mugs full and 8 tea bags.
  •  Bring to boil and keep stirring for about 5 minutes making sure not to rip the tea bags
  •  Place the tea coloured water without the tea bags in a bucket for about 15 minutes.
  •  The shirt took longer than the jumper this dyed straight away.
  •  They photos don’t do the colour justice, as I took these one the sun had gone in ,the colour came out great.


Nice and beige jumper instead of old and worn out cream.

Nice and beige instead of dirty white where the black had run into the white. Hand wash out and spin then leave to dry.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Judy Haughton-James
    October 7, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    What a cool idea Clairejustine! Very interesting. It is good to be co-hosting again. Have a wonderful Monday.

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Judy 🙂

  2. pinkoddy
    October 7, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    Thanks brilliant.Thanks for hosting.

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. I Gotta Try That
    October 8, 2012 / 7:46 am

    Thanks for the awesome party!Marcie

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks for linking up 🙂

  4. Sparkle
    October 8, 2012 / 9:05 am

    Thank you for hosting. I'll come back later to read the other blogs, my son is a little bit sick. Have a nice day 😉

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 8:05 pm

      Sorry to hear this,I hope he is feeling better very soon …

  5. Rachel The Hat
    October 8, 2012 / 9:29 am

    the crochet jumper came out really well! it looks so good now! xx

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks Rachel 🙂

  6. April Tuell
    October 8, 2012 / 11:25 am

    Love the crochet top, very pretty. Thanks for hosting and have a great week. 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      October 8, 2012 / 8:46 pm

      thanks for joining us 🙂

  7. Lauren
    October 8, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Just found your blog and linked up to the party. Would love it if you check out my blog. Thanks for hosting.

    • Clairejustine
      October 12, 2012 / 8:19 am

      Thank you,will hop over now 🙂

  8. Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory)
    October 8, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Great idea, looks fantastic! Thank you for hosting. Have a great day!

    • Clairejustine
      October 12, 2012 / 8:20 am

      Thanks for joining us 🙂

  9. Katherine Phillips
    October 8, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    That looks great!!!

    • Clairejustine
      October 12, 2012 / 8:20 am

      Thank you 🙂

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