By Rit Dye Team
November 13, 2017
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!
Rit Products Used
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
large metal spoon
plastic table cover
Step By Step
Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies.
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.
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.
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.
Lay trees flat on clean, dry paper towels until completely dry.
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.