Dip Dyed Doilies

While doilies are beautiful all on their own, there are lots of ways to dress them up or change their style to fit your decor. This dip dye effect turns the old fashion style of a doily into something a little more modern with bright color blocking. You can use this technique to dye just the center, just the outside or a sideways section of the doily depending on what look you are after. Be sure to protect both your work surface and your hands from the dye.

Difficulty level: moderate
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Fabric Dye
Tall plastic or glass containers
Rubber gloves
Foil or freezer paper

Things to do:
1. Cover your work surface and put on your rubber gloves.
2. Add a tablespoon of dye to each container and fill with 2 cups of very hot water. Make sure the dye is dissolved in the water before proceeding.

3. Fold the doily in half and then in half again if you want to dye a side section, or fold it into a triangle if you want to dye the edges of center.
4. Dip only the section you want dyed into the dye and hold it there for about 30 seconds.

5. Pull the doily up out of the dye and use the clothespins to secure the dry area to the side of the container up out of the dye to allow the excess to drip off.
6. Once the doilies are mostly dry, set them on your work surface to finish drying, flipping occasionally until they are completely dry.

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