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What Happens When You Add Colorful Spray to White IKEA Stuffed Animals? FUN!

IKEA is one of those places I should never be left unattended. I find all sorts of things that I never knew I needed until that moment.  Like the big bin of cute little white mice. But they were a whopping $1 and adorable. BUT they were all white.  I began to wonder if I could use a little fabric spray on them and turn them into rainbow mice. Spoiler alert, yes you can!

Watch Turning white stuffed animals into a rainbow of colors on YouTube.

These mice were eager for their rainbow spa day treatment with Marabu’s Fashion Spray.

The bottle says to use on fabric that is less than 20% synthetic.  I am pretty sure there is more synthetic in these $1 mice but since these aren’t going to be washed, I thought it might work.

After being dipped in a quick bath of water, sprayed with color, and massaged, this mouse was relaxing as she dried on wax paper.  The reason to massage them it get the color under the fur.

Here they all are sporting their color of the rainbow.  They took a good day or so to fully dry and since they are probably full of synthetic fibers, I didn’t heat set it.  To be permanent, you do need to heat set the colors.  But if they don’t get wet, it won’t run.

I am having the urge to go back to IKEA and get another group of mice to try with Marabu’s  Art Spray.

Here are the supplies used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!

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  • Jean Marmo September 26, 2018, 3:34 pm

    This is brilliant! I need to start thinking outside of the box!

  • Kathy Gledsdale September 26, 2018, 4:13 pm

    This is the funniest post ever, watching you spray under the armpits and on the mouses ears, had me rolling around laughing. Thank you for the laugh on what was a difficult day for me. Fun mice. x

  • NYYgirl September 26, 2018, 5:43 pm

    I love this! But I was so convinced that you would do one mousie with all of the colors- ie a rainbow mouse-lol…can you? 🙂 from a fellow Hoosier

  • AnneLou Robkin September 28, 2018, 9:07 pm

    Adorable! I am NEVER allowed in Ikea unsupervised. But I may just have to sneak into the store to grab a mouse or two!

  • Carolyn H. October 8, 2018, 6:56 pm

    Went to Ikea this weekend to buy some mice. Not one mouse in the whole store. Asked a sales lady and she told me. They discontinued or completely out. I became very sad…I was so excited about playing with these little guys.

  • Dianne Stucki January 7, 2019, 9:28 am

    You are giving me wonderful, awful, evil ideas. I might have to take a trip to the 60’s with some spray fabric paint and some stuffie patterns.

  • Sophia March 11, 2020, 2:24 pm

    This is horrible! Animal cruelty! You ruined these poor mice :’(

  • Ian Woollan November 10, 2021, 4:12 am

    Hello – these look great. Do you have any IKEA mouse that you are willing to sale to me in England? Regards Ian