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Color Dip Dye Tutorials and Ideas: Hair, Clothes, Home Décor, and More
There are so many ways that you can pick up the addictive concept of color dip dye. Most likely you have seen one or two concepts with it that peaked your interest. Now that you're here, you'll find more tutorials and ideas than you ever could have imagined. Have fun trying a wide variety of them or pick and choose a couple favorites. Happy creating!
I have divided the tutorials, ideas, and products here into the following categories:
- Hair Dyeing, Fashion, and Accessories. Hair dyeing, clothing, jewelry, bags, and purses.
- Kitchen. Silverware/utensils/chopsticks, tools, table setting elements (wine glasses, tablecloths, napkins, candles), food, Easter eggs.
- Furniture and Home Décor. Furniture, mirrors, baskets, bowls, curtains, pillows, planters/pots.
- Stationery and notebooks. Greeting cards, business cards, notebooks.
Dip dyed hair is one of the most popular applications of this concept. If you have spent any time on Pinterest during the last couple months, you have most likely seen at least one or two examples of this. While most people choose to dip dye long hair, there are some great techniques for dyeing bangs and short hair. Have fun experimenting with different colors.
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First we fell in love with the ombre hair trend, and now it's gone global, the A-list have taken things to another level with the introduction of rainbow brights.
How To: Dip Dye/Ombre Hair Two Colors
Clothing and Shoes
Create one of a kind clothing and shoes by dip dyeing your own pieces. For additional fabric dyeing links, check out the resources section under Bags and Purses below.
There are a fun mix of very easy color dip jewelry tutorials and products. Once you get the hang of this concept, your mind will be off and running and you'll be dip dying all sorts of materials to make into jewelry.
Bags and Purses
I found more products than tutorials for this category. If you are interested in creating your own bags and purses and aren't sure what type of dye to use, consult the resources below or search for tutorials with similar materials (i.e. canvas).
Fabric Dyeing Resources
Silveware/Utensils/Chopsticks and Tools
Tools are not necessarily a kitchen tool, but the concept here is very similar to the silverware so I grouped these two item categories together. Give new life to an old set of silverware that you already have at home or to a newly acquired vintage set with a simple coat of paint.
I really love the concept of chop sticks with color tips. It applies the idea of colored fondue sticks and wine charms to a new medium.
Table Setting Components
There are a number of ways that you can incorporate color dip dye into your table setting components. I have found tutorials and examples for the following elements:
- Wine glasses
- Candles (search marthastewart.com)
There are lots of create ways that you can dip food with frostings, dressings, and more. I have included a cookie example here. There really is no limit to the types of foods that you can use.
I am blown away by all of the amazing, creative ideas out there for dyeing Easter eggs. This one is no exception, and it is so simple.
Furniture options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Side tables
- Large tables
- Coffee tables
Some people choose to dip the bottom of their furniture while other people choose to dip the top.
Do you enjoy refinishing old furniture?
Just a few possibilities for color dip home décor include:
- Mirrors/picture frames
- Decorative and/or functional baskets
- Decorative bowls
Planters and Pots
Give plain planters and pots a colorful touch with one or two colorful stripes. You can pick up inexpensive planters at any hardware store and many big box stores throughout the spring and summer. Alternatively, look for planters at garage sales and thrift stores. A coat of paint can make a world of different for an older piece.
Most tutorials are for larger terracotta pots, but there is also a great tutorial out there for decorating baby food jars to use as tiny planters/table decoration. I shared this in another article, but I had to include it here, too.
This is a simple concept that you can apply to just about any type of stationery and notebooks, including greeting cards, postcards, gift tags, business cards, and much more. Keep your stationery basic with a simple dip dyed border or two or pair it with any type of embellishment such as text, buttons, stickers, etc.
Do you ever create or decorate your own stationery products?
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