It is time once again for a fun camp crafts tutorial. This time I am sharing my dip dyed burlap bag. This is a fun project where you can see the difference between the area that has been in the dye and the area that has been out of it. Sort of a science experiment for kids (or adults!). You can see more quick and easy camp crafts by checking out the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5. Also be sure to link any quick camp crafts that you have up to our Craft Lightning linky party. For now get ready to dip dye!
Have you ever wanted to dye your Toms or any other shoes? I am here to tell you it is super simple. Simple? Yep. Dye is not intimidating and can change your life plus save your shoes. Why would a girl want to dye a pair of Toms? This my friends is the story of a girl who dripped bleach on her Toms. What happens when you do that? Spots. Lovely spots. So if you have a pair of Toms or other shoes that have bleach spots or you just don’t love them anymore. Break out the dye and lets get started. I do want to say that I am on the design team for RIT which is amazing! However the product used below was given to me as part of that design team status. Otherwise, the projects and opinions stated below are all my own.
I have a fabulous summer kids craft for you today with my wood tie dye art. Use this as a fun project with your own kids or a kids camp craft. This project is part of my design team status with RIT Dye however all projects and opinions are my own. Yep that is RIT Dye right on wood. Amazing right? Grab some wood and dye to experiment on your own with these instructions.
It is time for another day of quick crafts and I am sharing my dyed glitter clothespins today. This week is Craft Lightning week and each day I will be sharing a craft that takes 15 minutes or less to complete. Each afternoon I will be sharing quick craft features from around the web. Want a chance to be featured? Be sure to link up your quick crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party. Now for some dyed glitter clothespins!
If you missed any of the Craft Lightning fun, be sure to check out the quick crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
It is time for Crafty Hangouts again. This month we have mason jar crafts all week long. I am kicking things off with these two toned dyed jars that are perfect for candle holders. Plus you can make them in just a few minutes. The hangouts this week are actually sponsored by Ball brand. I am using two different Ball brand jars in this video and if you will hang around until the end of the week I will use a different type of jar for another craft.
It is the final day of Craft Lightning and I am going to share my dyed wood desk organizer today. This is a project I love because it is so quick and easy yet turns out great. Did you know that you can make wood any color of the rainbow? Hold on just a second and I will tell you how. In the meantime, if you have missed any of the Teacher Appreciation Week crafts be sure to catch up with the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. Now lets dye some wood!
Start with a 12 x 12 wood sign and some RIT dye in the color of your choice. RIT dye? Yep we are going to use it to stain the wood. Just pour 1/2 a cup of dye and 1 cup of hot water into a bowl. Paint that mixture on your sign using a foam brush. Be sure to wear gloves and protect your surfaces well when working with dye. Wipe off any excess dye after about 2 minutes and you have a perfectly stained board in the color of your choice. Allow the board to dry completely before continuing.
Directions come with your stencil but basically you remove the backing paper and apply to your surface using a squeegee or shopper’s card. Then remove the transfer paper and you can then paint your letters. My letters took 2 – 3 coats each and I left the stencil on until the letters were adequately painted. These stencils leave amazing clear lines with little to no bleed through. I was very impressed with the quality of the paint job I was able to achieve with them. NOTE: the stencil comes in 2 halves so I did the top half and then the bottom half.
When painting the bottom half, I did the question mark in grey and masked it off for the other portions. I then painted the “stand out” in white with three coats and allowed to dry. Then place the painter’s tape over the words as shown below and paint that area in red. Once complete, remove tape and stencil. NOTE: I found these to be one time use only stencils as I was not able to get them off in one piece.
After your project is painted and completely dry, you can then go around the outside of the letters with a paint pen. This really made the entire sign pop. I used a black and white paint pen as shown below.
Once everything has been allowed to dry, use a matte spray sealer over the entire project for protection. Then you are ready to hang in the room of your choice. This would make a wonderful addition to any kids room.
I added the sign to my I Love Books Bathroom and it is just perfect in here. Are you going to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss? Be sure to stay tuned all week as we give you tons of craft projects to complete with your kids to get ready for Read Across America day.
A few of my friends had some Dr. Seuss crafts that did not fit into our “15 Minute Craft” week. So I gathered them up here so you can visit those as well!
I then dyed the areas one at a time. First I did some research on the RIT website and came up with the following recipe for the dye (WEAR GLOVES WHEN WORKING WITH DYE!!):
- Add 1/2 cup salt to the bucket.
- Pour in 1 gallon plus 2 cups of VERY hot water and stir to dissolve salt.
- Add one drop of liquid dish detergent and stir.
- Add 1/4 cup dye and stir.
- Put in your item for 15 minutes. (In this case, put the item in until you are almost touching the rubber bands and stop. Make sure the entire dipped area stays under the water. ONLY put in the area from one rubber band to another. The remainder of the curtain should stay out of the dye.)
- Remove after 15 minutes and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
- Allow to dry before moving onto the next color.
Once all four sections were dyed and dried, I removed my rubber bands and allowed the entire piece to fully dry. The areas between colors are the coolest part in my opinion as some is left white while there are areas where the colors blended as well. Overall these are the perfect curtains for a teen room.
I then used the curtains to determine the height of the curtain rod. I wanted them to barely grace the floor. We did not go all the way to the ceiling on purpose as we wanted to include the “R” collection above the window. Y’all stay tuned for the teen room reveal next week. You don’t want to miss the rest of this room. In the meantime, enjoy my DIY tie dye curtain tutorial.
Once my tote was dyed and completely dry, I grabbed a variety of orange buttons and some fabric glue.
I traced a letter stencil onto my tote with a pencil.
I then glued the buttons into the letter shape.
Just let your glue dry and you are ready for school.
Your tote bag is ready for gift giving or carrying your books. Maybe you don’t like the monogram idea? Add an apple or any other shape in buttons! Let you imagination run wild.