Naturally dyed Christmas pillow

On the day of the annual Christmas cocooning that me and my friends have, while sipping on our melomakarono beverage (a traditional Greek honey flavoured dessert but made into a drink), we also made a pillow using eco colors. All we needed was a white pillowcase, a potato and my trusted non-toxic Fusion colors (I swear by them!) and… we got started on printing! Before that, we taught ourselves the iconic Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock choreography. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but it’s the truth, OKAY??

Sidenote: The day I discovered that potatoes and apples can be used as stamps, I was flabbergasted. This extravagant life hack is super easy, fun and a great way for the tiny creatures of our lives to play.

You will need :
Instructions :

  • Take the potato and the cookie cutter.
  • Hold the potato and firmly press the cookie cutter into it.

  • Cut the potato horizontally around the cutter using the knife.
  • Remove the cut pieces.
  • Carefully remove the cookie cutter.
  • Carefully cut the top of the remaining shape, making sure to cut it horizontally as seen in the picture.
  • Preparing the pillowcase: Iron well, and put foil inside to prevent the color from printing to the other side of the pillow.

  • On a piece of foil, apply a thin layer of ecological paint using the brush
  • Press the potato onto the color
  • Start making little prints on your pillow
  • If you want, you can sew cute pom-poms in the corners of the pillowcase.

I hope you liked this quick idea and used it for your Christmas decorations!

See you soon,

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