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Dip-Dyed Ombre Gift Tags

The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio

By Angela Daniels

December 18, 2016

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Project Description

I love creating personalized gifts with supplies I already have on hand in my house and these dip-dyed gift tags are the perfect way to top a DIY gift. They're super easy to do and, if you have a little dye left over from another project, you practically have everything you need to create these fun gift tags. Simply dip tags in the dye and let them dry. You can use inexpensive tags from the stationery section of any store or cut your own out with scrap paper. Easy and fun!


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 15 minutesI

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   small spoon to stir the dye

  •    mason jar

  •   glass bowl small

  •   paper towels

Step By Step

  1. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite Rit liquid dye. More dye and less water will give you a darker effect. Use a spare gift tag to swatch test the color until you get it right where you like it. More water will help soften/lighten the color. A mason jar is great because you'll get a tall dye bath to easily dip longer tags. A small bowl or glass will work as well.

  2. Add about 1 cup of hot water.

  3. Stir.

  4. Dip your tag directly into the dye bath. It will dye within a few seconds. Dip the whole tag in quickly and then pull the tag out slowly allowing the bottom portions of the tag to spend a few more seconds longer in the dye. The longer the tag stays in the dye, the darker it will get. A few extra seconds should do it. Too long and your tag might get too soggy!

  5. Remove your tag from the dye bath and blot it with a clean paper towel or napkin to remove excess dye. Lay out until dry.




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