Inkodye Runner DIY // Laurel of A Bubbly Life

while i am away on vacation i've asked a group of talented ladies to share something with you inspired by a little end of summer vacay! i hope you enjoy and maybe even find a few new creative girls to keep tabs on. pop on over to their blogs too and say hi! - lauren

Aloha!  I am Laurel and I blog over at

A Bubbly Life

! I am grateful to be on A Fabulous Fete today- I love champagne


pink, wine and entertaining- so Lauren's blog is a must read for me! Thank you for having me and hope you enjoy!


has been on my DIY radar for quite a bit of time and now that I have used it once- I am hooked.  I chose the magenta dye


I thought the color bridged Summer/Fall quite well and can see the runner used for either season.



Table Runner (or white fabric)

Roller Paint Brush



Cardboard (not shown in pic)

Sketch out or decide leaf placement before painting Inkodye.  

Tape the runner down to a large piece of cardboard (it makes painting much easier if it is taped down)

Paint Inkodye onto runner and put your leaves down in desired placing.  

I painted in my garage then carried the cardboard out to sun- Inkodye begins to develop



so you want the leaves on fast

(hence deciding before painting)

Expose 10-20 minutes and watch as the color develops!  (The Inkodye bottle states 10 mins in full sun and 20 in partial) Be sure to read their full instructions for care.  Machine wash and the dye is permanent!

I love the bleachy-faded look of the runner, however, if you want clear, crisp white markings where the leaves are, I suggest pressing the leaves overnight under heavy books.