Koolaid Dyed Ombre Basket

Ombre is everywhere these days, on shirts and bags and skirts and even walls. With its color intense look it’s perfect for bringing a little oomph to a plain old basket. Just the thing for toting those Easter eggs!

Things you’ll need:
Koolaid (bright colors!)
Plastic tub
Wicker basket

Things to do:
1. Fill your tub up with enough water to cover the bottom 1/4 of the basket and mix in the entire package of Koolaid. Sink the basket in, adding weights if necessary.
2. Once the dye has had about 20 minute to work, add more water, this time bringing the level up to the halfway point on the basket. This will add a second, slightly lighter layer of color to the basket.
3. Allow this layer to soak for 20 minutes as well before topping up a final time, bringing the water level up another 1/4 of the way.
4. Soak for 10 minutes at this level and then pull the basket out, setting it on a flat, covered surface to dry. As the basket dries the die will pull down and concentrate slightly more at the bottom of the basket.

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