We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!
For the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!
Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!
Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.
This watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!
We’re not hopping off the ombre train just yet! For our final 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Home Decor segment, we’re using Rit Dye to create a fun ombre wash on a simple frame. That’s right ladies and gents, Rit Dye isn’t JUST for creating cool tie-dye t-shirts. You can use it to dye buttons, wood, and much more! With this DIY you’ll learn how to use it as paint! The finished product makes a perfect housewarming gift.
What You’ll Need:
White wooden frame
1. Lay your frame down and starting from the bottom, paint on the dye with a sponge brush. Stop when you’ve painted half of the frame, and let the dye dry.
2. Add another coat of dye starting from the bottom, but only paint a quarter of the way up the frame this time. Let it dry.
Now you have the perfect pastel frame to highlight your spring adventures! Try this DIY on an unfinished wooden frame too to get a more natural look. To find other inspiring materials, visit our 4 Ways to Embellish Spring Decor shop!
We’re crazy for polka dots here at M&J, and if you haven’t noticed we’ve been dip dying a lot lately. We’ve combined our passion for polka dots and our dip dying skills to create this adorable dress.
H&M Pink Dress
Lay your shirt out on a flat surface.
Dip the back of your pencil into your dye making sure it is heavily saturated.
HELPFUL HINT: The back of your pencil will be used like a paintbrush while the dye will be used like paint.
We opted to outline the dress with a polka dot pattern, but have fun with it!
H&M Basic White Tank Top
Rit Dye in Purple
Rit Dye in Blue
Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the RIT dye blue powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill one bucket.
We also filled another bucket with a purple Rit dye powder.
Dip half of your tank into a bucket of blue dye making sure it is fully saturated.
Now, dip the middle portion of your tank into the purple dye.
Squeeze any excess dye out into either bucket letting the colors run.
Wash out your tank until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.
Dip Dying has been all the rage lately, but how far are you willing to go?
We had to ask Dip Dying your Pup; (with safe animal-friendly dyes)…Love it? or Hate it?
We’ve been coveting a striped beach tote all year long. Instead of purchasing one at a nearby department store, we’ve opted to create one using a solid bag and our very own RIT dye.
Lay your bag on a flat surface. Using your tape, create even stripes wrapping all the way around the bag. NOTE: The exposed portion of your bag will absorb the dye.
Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.
Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.
Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the Rit dye powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill our bucket.
Since we didn’t want to dip our bag into the bucket and risk ruining our design, we dipped a spray bottle into the bucket. By spraying our bag with the dye we were able to control the amount of liquid that may have seeped under the tape.
Continue doing this for both sides.
Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!
Here at M&J we can’t take our eyes off anything and everything dip dyed. The instant color boost screams summer, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Whether you’re dressed in black head to two, or rocking many shades at once, a dip dyed accent will be sure to take your summer look to the next level. This trend has been going strong for quite some time, so why don’t you dip in?
With Bonnaroo rolling in this weekend, we’re expecting to see tons of floral crowns, cropped tops and yes…dip dyed locks. The dip dyed clothing trend has spread wildly making its wave in the beauty industry. This look has been going strong for some time and we don’t see it dying down anytime soon. What do you think of the look? Here at M&J we took a vote and the majority of us are more likely to try a wash out color for a night on the town rather than something too permanent.
Wearing a scarf is one of the simpler ways of sprucing up an outfit. We found 5 DIY tutorials that demonstrate the many innovative ways to wear, embellish, or use scarves in original DIYs. Whether you’re looking to dip dye one you already have or reuse it to tie bows to your toes, these DIYs will perfect your spring wardrobe. Click on each of the images for the full demonstration.
Dip Dyed Scarf via Scarves Dot Net
Braided Jersey Scarf viaPickles
Scarf Bracelet via Trinkets in Bloom
Scarf accented shoes via Palm Beach Parties
Scarf necklace via My Life; My Story