Step-By-Step Guide To Tea Staining Fabric
Tea staining is a great way to add an aged, vintage look to any piece of fabric. It’s easy to do at home with a few items that you likely already have. Read on to find out how easy it is to tea stain fabric.
What You’ll Need
- Tea bags (they can be herbal or black, whatever you prefer!)
- 1 cooking pot
- 2-3 cups of water
- White vinegar
- Wire strainer
- First, you need to prepare your pot of tea. Boil about 2-3 cups of water in your pot, then add the tea bags and steep for about 15-30 minutes, depending on how strong you’d like the tea-stained result to be.
- Once the tea is ready, take the tea bags out and discard. Pour the remaining liquid into a bowl or container large enough to fit your fabric in.
- Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the tea, then submerge your fabric in the bowl or container.
- Let the fabric soak for 15-30 minutes or until it’s reached your desired color
- When the fabric is stained to your preferences, carefully remove it from the tea and run it under cold water to remove any excess liquid.
- Lay the fabric flat to dry on a clean towel.
Once it’s dry, your fabric should have that vintage tea stain effect on it. Congratulations, you’ve successfully tea stained your fabric!