Day 24: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

If there's one thing I'm certain about, it's that I'm the King of Dip-Dye!  I love to dye everything from fabric to food!  It's just so much fun.  Really, give it a try and you'll be hooked!

I just love this dyed ribbon and I have made it in practically every color.  It's so versatile, you can use it for wrapping gifts, decorating bouquets or wreathes, or it even looks great to just have several colors of this ribbon in a basket!

You will need:

cotton or silk ribbons

fabric dye, I always use Rit liquid dye

small plate

  1. Roll up your ribbon into a coil. You can put a rubberband around it or use a straight pin to secure it to itself.
  2. Prepare your dye according to the packaging. You don't need too much for this project. 1/2 cup does a few rolls of ribbon.
  3. Pour your dye onto a plate.
  4. Sinply place your coiled ribbons into the dye. You'll see the dye start to soak up into the ribbon.
  5. Allow the dye to saturate until it looks nice to you.
  6. Take out the coil and place it on several paper towels to soak up some of the excess dye.
  7. We aren't going to rinse the ribbons. We're going to simply uncoil and hang the ribbons todry completely!
  8. It's as easy as that!


Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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