Second, when I first tried adding the dye it just ran and dripped through the basket weave. Spritzing the basket with water solved the problem. (It probably made the fibers more porous.)
Also? They provide gloves for a reason. Please use them.
|It’s been 2 days and I still have green dye under my thumb nail. (My bad.)|
Anyhow, the Tulip Tie Dye kit comes with everything you need. (Including gloves.)
Read the directions (including the part where it says to wear gloves) and add water to the bottles of powdered dye. These little squeeze bottles are so easy to use. I had been wondering how I was going to fit a large, rigid object into a dye bath of some kind and I was thrilled to discover it would not be necessary to do it that way! You can just squirt the dye wherever you want the color.
There are also clear directions for different tie-dying techniques. (If you were, you know, tie-dying clothing…)
I was all geared up for a really difficult project, but with minimal trial and error, I got the exact ombre look that I wanted!
1. Outside, and on top of the plastic protector sheet that was provided, I started applying the green color. I coated the front and the sides.
2. I applied the dark blue to the bottom of the organizer in what I hoped would become gradations of color.
3. I quickly realized that I needed to create the shading by adding water.
4. Using the spray bottle set to stream (rather than a spray) I sprayed off/watered down the dye from the top to the bottom. It created the gradual color effect.
I did not rinse the organizer… just let it dry completely, then sprayed it with a clear, matte sealer. I am so, so happy with the way this turned out!
Now I’m looking around the house for more items I can tie-dye… The kit comes with enough dye for 24 shirts. I figure I have enough left to dye a bar-stool…
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Steph @ The Silly Pearl says
It turned out beautifully! Thanks for all the tips…will have to look out for this kit!
Natalie Dixon says
Love it! I never would have thought of this but it’s perfect! Heck, I live in Amish country, our thrift stores are filled with basket-y things! Score!
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Awesome re-do Viv!!
I love it! Looks extra-nice with all the color-coordinated contents in the pockets, too ;D The cover of the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens would also look smashing in there! You will have to post another photo after you have installed it somewhere.
Erin Spain says
Very cool! Great job!
-Erin @ DIY On the Cheap
Viv this is so cool! I want to try this dye stat!
Michelle L. says
Really cute and fresh! Great tute and funny post!