Time Required :
15 minutes or less
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

dip-dyed wood frames

Dyeing home décor items, like these wood picture frames, is an easy way to incorporate specific colors throughout your home. This project is perfect for beginners and it creates such a high-end look!
Step 1

Wearing rubber gloves, fill a large container or stainless-steel sink with three gallons of hot tap water. Pour ½ cup of Emerald dye into the dye-bath and stir well.
T​IP: Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.

Step 2

If you have any scrap wood you can test the color by dipping it into the dye-bath for about 10-15 seconds, then pull it out. The color gets much more vibrant once it’s dry. Add more dye if it’s not dark enough, add more water if it’s too dark.
TIP: Hit it with a blow dryer to get a better feeling of the color. 

Step 3

After you’ve found your perfect color and dip time, start dipping the picture frame. Dip bottom half of picture frames into the dye, holding for about 1-2 minutes, gradually removing.

Step 4

Once the desired color is achieved, remove from the dye-bath and set out to dry.

Step 5

Make up other dye-bath(s) using your preferred colors, such as Royal Blue and Black, as shown.

Step 6
Let your dip dyed picture frames fully dry before you add photographs or artwork.

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