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Dip-Dyed Bottle Brush Trees

The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio

By Angela Daniels

December 6, 2016

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Project Description

It seems like everywhere I shop this holiday season, I see these cute little sisal holiday trees. I see them as ornaments, tree toppers and home decor. The dyed ones are pretty expensive so I decided to buy plains ones and dip-dye them myself. They are incredibly easy and quick to do and I love that I can customize them to any color I want with Rit dye.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 15 minutesI

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   mason jar

  •    small metal spoon

  •   glass bowl small

  •   paper towels

Step By Step

  1. Pour a small amount of Rit liquid dye into a small container. Choose any colors for a custom look (Rit powdered dye would work as well- it will just require a little bit more hot water and stirring to get it ready). About 1 to 2 tablespoons.

  2. Add about 1 cup of very hot water to the dye and stir well.

  3. Simply dip your bottle brush tree directly in the dye- no prep needed. Experiment with dyeing the top of the tree, just the bottom or even tilt the jar to dye a diagonal for variation.

  4. Pat tree dry with a paper towel and let dry.

  5. And done! Perfect for holiday decor or as custom gift-toppers.

  • Suzanne Melton

    What a great idea! AND, if you want to dye the trees to “match” your décor, you can use the Dye Doctor’s recipes!




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