DIY Pink Shibori Pillow

DIY Pink Shibori PillowNow that the weather is warmer, it’s time to get back outside and make a mess! While I was all about the indigo shibori trend, I gotta say that it looks better in pink. But then again, what doesn’t? If you’re looking to bring a pop of color to your home, then it’s time to break out the dye and give a plain pillow case a simple makeover. Here’s how:

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: liquid dye, cotton pillow case, bucket, rubber bands, method hand soap

DIY Pink Shibori PillowI recommend working outside for this project so you don’t get dye everywhere in your home. As far as your hands, you could wear gloves or just pick up some method hand soap for after. It’s animal and people friendly (biodegradable, made from recycled materials and 100% recyclable) and comes in the loveliest shades of colors. Either way, don’t be afraid to get a little messy with this project!

DIY Pink Shibori PillowIf you’re looking to preplan your pattern, then here’s a great resource for shibori. If you’re more into just winging it for a tie-dye feel, then just band your pillow as you please. For either technique, just keep in mind that where you put the bands will remain white while the color will adhere to the other sections of your pillow.

DIY Pink Shibori PillowFill your bucket with warm water and add your dye.

DIY Pink Shibori PillowAdd your rubber banded pillow case to the dye. The longer you let sit, the darker the color. You can pull the pillow up from time to time to check on the color and remove when it’s the color you want. Remember that the color will be a bit darker when wet. I let mine sit for about 10 minutes.

DIY Pink Shibori PillowCut the rubber bands and rinse the pillow in cold water until the water runs clear. Let dry, iron, and you’re all done!

DIY Pink Shibori PillowThe pink is so fun, don’t you think? I think it would look great next to an indigo shibori pillow too.

DIY Pink Shibori Pillow

DIY Pink Shibori Pillow

DIY Pink Shibori Pillow

This post was sponsored by method. All opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep The Crafted Life making!


  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    Yes to the pink!

  • Amy

    Ok, first the pink looks amazing! Second, Method soaps are my go-to soap always!!!

    • Thank you so much Amy! And me too, they’re just so darn cute!

  • Alice Lois

    I love how this turned out! Pretty in pink indeed. And what can I say, method soap all the way in my house!

    • Aww thank you! It ended up a bit more tie-die than shibori, but fun nevertheless!

  • Love that pillow!! And I also love that it matches the soap ;) You always rock at all DIY’s

    • OMG thank you so much! What can I say, pink on pink is always my go-to :)

  • I love the understated elegance of this — and how perfectly it matches the soap!

    • What a sweet thing to say, thanks girl! And don’t we all match our pillows to our hand soaps?

  • Carrie Waller

    So gorgeous!! I love the color! P.S. I also ADORE the fact that the soap is animal and people friendly. Bravo!

    • Yay, thanks Carrie! Glad you like it! And me too! It’s perfect for camping too.. you know, if you’re into that sort of thing :)

  • Tan

    So pretty! I really need to try me some shibori

  • This pillow is so fantastic! And I just looooove your pictures. Also that your soap matches your pillow. And how the pillow looks on the chair. Basically, everything!

    • Marlene, you sweet woman you! Thank you so much for your kind words!