4 Ways to Embellish Spring Home Decor Part Four: Ombre Frame

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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.

Materials for Ombre Frame

What You’ll Need:
White wooden frame
Rit Dye
Sponge brush

DSC_01621. 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.

DSC_01662. 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.

DSC_0077Now 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!

Polka Dot Dyed Dress DIY

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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.

SUPPLIES
H&M Pink Dress
Bucket
Pencil Eraser
Rit Dye

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STEPS

Lay your shirt out on a flat surface.

Dip the back of your pencil into your dye making sure it is heavily saturated.

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HELPFUL HINT: The back of your pencil will be used like a paintbrush while the dye will be used like paint.

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We opted to outline the dress with a polka dot pattern, but have fun with it!

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Dip Dyed Tank DIY

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H&M Basic White Tank Top

2 Buckets

Rit Dye  in Purple

Rit Dye in Blue

STEPS

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.

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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.

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Now, dip the middle portion of your tank into the purple dye.

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Squeeze any excess dye out into either bucket letting the colors run.

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Wash out your tank until the running water becomes translucent. This will indicate the dye has set in and will not run.

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Love it or Hate it?

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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?

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Dip Dyed Stripe Beach Bag

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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.

SUPPLIES

H&M Bag
Tape
Scissors
Bucket
Spray Bottle
Rit Dye

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STEPS

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.

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Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.

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Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.

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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.

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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.

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Continue doing this for both sides.

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Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!

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Dip Dying your Home

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Looking to spruce up your pad this summer? Dip dye it! The dip dye trend has been sweeping the nation for quite some time. The hair and clothing trend has gradually evolved into a must have in the interior decor world. Not sure how to tackle this easy DIY? Check out these inspiring pics for inspiration. dip-dye-wallpaper HereclectincinteriorBlue Curtains Design Chalk Dip Dyed Grey and Natural

Dip Dye Street Style Edition

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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?
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Dip Dyed Hairstyles

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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.

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Top 5 Scarf DIYs

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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 Dye ScarfDip Dyed Scarf via Scarves Dot Net

Jersey Knotted ScarfBraided Jersey Scarf viaPickles

Scarf BraceletScarf Bracelet via Trinkets in Bloom

Scarf FlatsScarf accented shoes via Palm Beach Parties

Scarf NecklaceScarf necklace via My Life; My Story

Top 5 DIY Dip Dyes

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The ombre trend has been going strong for a while now, and we’ve been keeping an eye out for dip-dye tutorials that will help us get the perfect ombre. With everything from skirts to jackets, we’ve gathered up our favorite dip dye tutorials to share with you DIYers. Here’s our top 5! Which one do you want to make the most?

DIY Dip Dye Maxi Skirt by A Pair and a Spare

DIY Dip Dye Shirt by Refinery 29

DIY Ombre Denim Jacket by Syl and Sam

DIY Dip Dye T Shirt by Wit & Whistle

DIY Dip Dye Ombre Denim by Swell Mayde