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I dyed my tots bots... I now have lovely, flamingo pink nappies!!

(26 Posts)
EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 19:42:13

They turned out fabulously, I thought the labels and 'tots bots' tag would be buggered but they just look normal.

I love em!

I even dyed a yellow onne and a green one to see if it would take and I can't tell which ones they were over the previously white ones!

I think I'll have to do the rest of the rainbow ones now


nowwearefour Tue 07-Oct-08 19:43:48

was going to ask if it was deliberate but it clearly was!! what a good idea!!

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 19:48:23

Lol, yes.

I used dylon washing machine dye.

They are 2nd hand so were a bit grey so i thought I'd try this,

I'll put a pic of them on my profile in a bit

4andnotout Tue 07-Oct-08 19:50:24

I need to see pics, im very envy

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 19:52:16

You should do it!

a £4.99 dye does 6 nappies 'officially' but id say you could do 10 easily with one dye, maybe 12.

tassisssss Tue 07-Oct-08 19:52:58

nice idea.

i might do this as my size 2s are very grey and need to do my 3rd child too...

Flamebat Tue 07-Oct-08 19:54:36


I love dyeing nappies grin

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 19:59:24

I might do the remaining ones another colour...


<<see's self getting an addiction to buying white nappies and dying them!>>

Flamebat Tue 07-Oct-08 20:01:23

Procion dyes are fabulous - so many options....

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 20:16:47

thanks flame,

i love the leaf green they do!

DDs nursery is pink and green grin

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 20:42:05

pink tots

BigBadMousey Tue 07-Oct-08 20:54:37

grin - My DD1 would love that colour!

They look really good.

MatNanPlus Tue 07-Oct-08 20:57:12


Flamebat Tue 07-Oct-08 21:30:08

were there 5 rainbows originally?

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Tue 07-Oct-08 21:32:51

No 2 were rainbows, 1 green, one orange.

Dunno which they are though, rest were white.

Flamebat Tue 07-Oct-08 21:48:05

ooh odd - some seem to have mroe polyester in em than others <dye geek>

blithedance Tue 07-Oct-08 21:57:04

That reminds me of a lovely picture I saw where someone had dyed her Motherease nappies all the colours of the rainbow. They just looked brilliant and I bet it covered up those unshiftable stains.

Flamebat Tue 07-Oct-08 22:37:26

I was always really proud of this set - nappies and top dyed to match the wool for the trousers

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Wed 08-Oct-08 09:19:04

Actually flame you are right!

was going to just do 2 but then threw the other orange ones in!

EnchantedWithEdwardCullen Wed 08-Oct-08 09:19:54

Awww i LOVE those pants!!!

I asked if there were any mumsnetters that could make me a pair last night... spooky!

Flamebat Wed 08-Oct-08 10:37:30

those are pixieknits. her and seahorse slacks are looovely

LackaDAISYcal Wed 08-Oct-08 10:43:03

nappies look great EWEC; I've got some green and yellow rainbow bots so might give it a go with them just for the fun of it. I just died some of DDs pink muslins a lovely bright blue for the new baby. They look pretty good too.

Flame, oh nappy dyeing expert, what would happen with fleece lined nappies like bimbles? would the fleece stay white, or go a fetching shade of grey?

LackaDAISYcal Wed 08-Oct-08 10:44:04

oh, and I might be able to do something with the knitted longies. I was thinking of doing some for the DCs, and am researching the best yarns and where to get them at the minute.

LackaDAISYcal Wed 08-Oct-08 10:46:35

are the longies hand or machine knitted flame?

BlueChampagne Wed 08-Oct-08 13:06:25

Sounds cool - bet colour-coding by family would help nurseries/child minders too. Am planning to do DS's vests etc as white is so dull & impractical.

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