Make DIY Dyed Fabric from Food Waste

We talk a lot about how to cook with food waste or how to compost it, but that’s not the only way to make use of food that would otherwise go to waste. Check out these ideas for making DIY dried fabric with food.

From fruits and veggies that are too old to eat to dried herbs and spices that have lost their flavor, your pantry is full of potential fabric dyes! The piece below – which I originally wrote for Crafting a Green World – is all about making DIY dyed fabric from food. You can read the whole thing below.

Natural Dyes for Fabric: Create a Natural Rainbow of Color! (via

Do you want to try natural dyes for fabric but aren’t sure how to get the colors that you want? Here’s a list of natural dyes by color for easy reference. You know that conventional fabric dyes are bad news, but they’re just so easy, right? Pick…

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .