Dip Dyed Holiday Gift Tags

November 19 2018

Impress your friends and family by adding some dip-dyed gift tags to their gifts. These DIY gift tags add a fun pop of color to your gift wrapping and are sure to make a statement. Choose your favorite color or match your gift tags to the wrapping paper. Plus, we added some embellishments with calligraphy and gold leaf. Learn how below!

Supplies
  • Paper Gift Tags
  • Burlap or Cotton Twine
  • Rit All-Purpose Dye
  • 16 Ounce Glass Jar
  • Gold Foil
  • Gold Paint
  • Salt
  • Mod Podge
  • Artist Brushes
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Paper Towel
  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Metal Spoon
  • Plastic Table Cover
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Instructions
  1. Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies. 
  2. Fill glass jar (or mason 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. 
  3. Using a spare gift tag, test the color by dipping it directly into the dyebath. If the color is too light, add more dye; if it is too dark, add more water. 
  4. Dip gift tag directly into the dyebath. 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 in the dye to achieve an ombré effect. The longer the tag stays in the dye, the darker it will be. A few extra seconds should be sufficient. If you keep the paper tag in the dye bath too long, it could warp. 
  5. You can also try tilting the tag on its side to create some geometric shapes. 
  6. Remove gift tag from the dyebath and blot it with a clean paper towel to remove excess dye. Lay gift tags out flat on clean, dry paper towels until completely dry.
  7. Embellishments: To add some texture, try sprinkling some salt on the tags. You could also try applying gold foil on tags with Mod Podge using a paintbrush. Or try paint along edges of tags with gold paint. There are so many things you can do!
  8. When gift tags are dry, attach burlap or cotton twine.

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