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Easy Dip Dyed Doilies

Easy Dip Dyed Doilies This weekend I had the urge to play with my doily stash some more! So far I've molded them into favor baskets and sewn them to bias tape for an easy garland. After a little thought, I decided to create these easy dip dyed doilies!

Easy Dip Dyed Doilies

You'll need:

  • Vintage doilies (check out Rachael's Scraps!)
  • Acrylic paint in desired colors
  • Water
  • Bowl or plastic container

Easy Dip Dyed DoiliesSquirt about a 2" blob of paint in your container or bowl.

Easy Dip Dyed Doilies

Pour in about a half to 3/4 cup of water and mix well.

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Dip your doily a little less than halfway into the mixture, and allow excess paint to drip off. (I say only halfway because the solution will soak up farther in the doily than you think - I accidentally dyed an entire doily by not leaving enough wiggle room!) Let as much of the mixture drip off as you can, giving it a little shake if necessary.

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After excess is mostly dripped off, allow to dry on paper towels, turning occasionally to prevent sticking. And voila! Use these as coasters, greeting card embellishments, thread a thick needle and string them onto twine for a quick garland, or sew them onto a pillow - the possibilities are pretty extensive here. I love the idea of using these for a wedding - you could dye the doilies and then make them into the favor baskets I designed! You can even try dyeing the other half of the doilies with another color for a fun two-tone look. Have fun!

Easy Dip Dyed Doilies

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