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Rit Dye

By Rit Dye Team

November 13, 2017

Project Description

Dyed bottle brush trees are all the rage this holiday season. Create a winter wonderland of holiday trees in your home. DIY in less than an hour!

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

Rit Products Used

  •   None Specified.

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    You'll Also Need

    •   White Bottle Brush (Sisal) Trees in various sizes

    •    Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in your favorite color(s)

    •    16-ounce glass jar

    •   latex gloves

    •   measuring spoons

    •   large metal spoon

    •   paper towels

    •   plastic table cover

    Step By Step

    1. Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies.

    2. Fill glass jar with about 12 ounces of very hot water. Shake dye bottle before pouring. Wearing latex gloves, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye. Stir well. Have fun creating your own custom colors by mixing colors. Visit RitDye.com for custom color recipes.

    3. Test dye color by dipping a paper towel or spare tree directly into the dyebath. If color is too light, add more dye; if color is too dark, add more water.

    4. Dip your tree directly into the dyebath. It will dye within a few seconds. The longer the tree stays in the dye, the darker it will be.

    5. Experiment with dyeing different parts of the trees for different looks: Dye just the bottom, dye just the top or even tilt the jar to dye a diagonal color line for variation. To achieve an ombre effect, dip the whole tree in quickly and then pull it out slowly allowing the bottom portions of the tree to spend a few more seconds in the dyebath.

    6. Remove your tree from the dye bath and blot it with a clean paper towel to remove excess dye.

    7. Lay trees flat on clean, dry paper towels until completely dry.

    8. Note: If you can’t find white trees and you’re starting off with colored ones, dip them into a diluted bleach mixture for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly before dyeing.

     

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