DIY dyed sheepskin rug Make a cosy sheepskin rug your own by dyeing it a colour that complements your decor. By Brett Walther Photography by Ryan Brook/TC Media Getting out of bed seems a lot more glamorous when the first thing you feel underfoot is a plush sheepskin rug. Make this cosy cabin staple uniquely yours by dyeing it a colour that complements your decor. To dye your own sheepskin rug you'll need: Sheepskin Fabric dye (such as Rit powdered dye) Rubber gloves Large bucket, sink basin or bathtub To make: 1. Rinse sheepskin under running water until fully saturated. 2. Wearing rubber gloves and following manufacturer’s instructions, prepare dye bath in bucket. Immerse sheepskin in dye bath; mix frequently with gloved hands for 1 hour to ensure dye penetrates all fibres. 3. Rinse sheepskin until water runs clear; gently squeeze (don’t wring) to remove excess water. Hang to dry, avoiding direct sunlight.For more amazing cottage DIY decor check out how to make paint-dipped canning jar lights. This story was originally titled "Go North!" in the July 2013 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!