A couple of weeks ago my girls and I had a little tie dying craft afternoon. We made a few different projects!
And we had some left over dye, and I started going a little crazy. I wanted to try tie dying all kinds of things. One of the things I grabbed was a box of coffee filters. I tied some rubber bands around a few bunches of filters and poured some different color dyes on them. I was afraid they might stick together with all of the dye, and after they dried I discovered they they hadn’t stuck together. Yay!
I was thinking of making a kind of tie dye flower light string, but then I decided to make a Tie Dye Wreath. Tie Dye reminds me of Summer and I thought a Tie Dye Summer Wreath would be so colorful and fun.
This is how I made the Tie Dye Summer Wreath.
And it can also a fun addition to a teen or tween room. I have a daughter doesn’t like super “girly” decor, but she loves all things Tie-dye. And I thought it would be PERFECT for her room.
It would also be great to make for a birthday party. You can tie dye the coffee filters in ANY colors – so you can coordinate it with colors from your party.
- Wreath form (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
- Ribbon or Duct Tape to wrap around the wreath.
- About 80-100 Coffee Filters.
- Tie-Dye kit (I used one from Tulip/I Love To Create)
Here’s How to Make the Wreath:
**Be sure to wreath plastic gloves. We didn’t and our hands were dyed for a few days LOL!!
- Wrap the wreath form with ribbon or duct tape.
- Wrap the coffee filters with rubber bands and squirt at least 2-3 colors of dye on the filters. Dye the coffee filters with dye and let them dry out.
- Separate the tie dyed filters and then scrunch each one up and hot glue them to the wreath form.
- I put one row of filters around the top of the form.
- Then another row on the outside edge of the form.
- And then a third of the filters around the outside of the wreath form.
- I didn’t add a layer of filters to the inside of the form, since the wreath form was so small and I didn’t want to crowd the inside of the form. I fluffed up the coffe filters when I had them all glued on to make the wreath look even. I also used a pair scissors to trim a few of the edges to shape the wreath.
- Then I hot glued a ribbon to the back of the wreath so I could hang it up.
- The last thing I did was I added a bow to the front with three coordinating ribbon colors.
Another thing I love about this wreath is how light it is. You can hang it anywhere!!
Have you ever tried Tie Dying? What do YOU love to make?
Have a Happy Day!!
Sue K. says
What a fun summer project!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
Tie dying definitely screams summer!! You could do all kinds of fun color combinations with this!!
Jen @ Tatertots and jello says
Thanks Kassi!! It was fun to make!
I hope you are having a great summer so far!