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A Dip-Dye DIY.

My friend over at Wayfair invited me to participate in a crafting challenge and sent me a plan basket to DIY as I please! I picked a basket that was made of a braided wool, and knew I wanted to try a dip-dye technique. To dye it, I filled up a plastic storage bin with water, vinegar, and fuchsia dye. Then I dunked the basket in and let it sit  for about four hours until I got the color I wanted. Then comes the hardest part, waiting for it to dry! I hung the basket over the bin and let is drip dry for another several hours. After it dried completely, I used the rinsed out bin and refilled it with water to dunk basket in and wash out some of the dye and fully set the color. The result is a really pretty pink color with a touch of ombré fading at the edges. The basket is the perfect size for gathering our ever-growing shoe pile in the bedroom, and I’m so happy with how tidy the corner I placed it in looks now!

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Note: I was gifted this basket from The DIY, ideas, and opinions are all my own. 


7 responses to “A Dip-Dye DIY.

  1. Jaime Lynn (@laviejaime) March 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Love it! The ombre is perfect!

  2. Alex Hubbard (@AlexHubbard) March 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Wow that looks amazing! Such a fun, creative idea!

  3. elizabeth March 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

    great idea! how cute would this be holding beach towels?

  4. Amanda March 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    i love how it turned out to be ombre! but i’m probably a bit too impatient to conquer a project like this, haha!

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  6. Josie March 21, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Oh! This turned out SO cute!

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