Dip Dyed Wood Wedding Décor

March 21 2018
Blogger Something Turquoise truly wowed us with this incredible spread of dip-dyed wood wedding décor items. "Unfinished wood soaks up the dye perfectly and adds a natural, relaxed look. From wood vases to seating cards, favors and even table numbers… if it’s made of wood – you can dye it." With our library of over 500 color formulas, we can guarantee you'll be able to create beautiful wood pieces that match just about any wedding color palette of your choosing. Scroll to learn how and to see endless project ideas!
Supplies
  • Cute Unfinished Wood Décor Items (Like Candy Scoops, Tags, Planters, Candle Holders, Plaques and More!)
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye (She Used Hyacinth, Denim Blue, Camel, Wine and Rose Quartz)
  • Large Glass Bowl
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Clear Polyurethane (Optional; Protects Wood)
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Instructions
  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. Gather supplies. 
  2. Fill up a glass bowl using the hottest water from the tap. Pour a small amount of Rit into the water. You can always add more dye so start with a little. Something Turquoise used about 1/4 of the bottle. Stir well. 
  3. Have a few pieces of scrap wood that you can test the color with. Dip it in for about 10-15 seconds, then pull it out. The color gets much more vibrant once it’s dry. Hit it with a blow dryer to get a better feeling of the color. Add more dye if it’s not dark enough, add more water if it’s too dark. 
  4. After you’ve found your perfect color and dip time, start dipping all your fabulous wedding decor items! Make sure you have enough space on your table to properly let them dry. 
  5. The less amount of time you hold the wood in the dye, the lighter the color… and the longer you hold the wood in the water the darker the color. Meaning if you hold your piece in stages, you could make it look ombré.
  6. You can always dip, re-dip and double dip your pieces! Make sure you try out your double dip ideas on scrap pieces before you commit. 
  7. Let your dip-dyed wood pieces fully dry before you work with them. Should take between 4-8 hours. 

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