Hello Mod Podge fans! I’m so excited to be here today sharing a fun project using RIT Dye. But first, let me introduce myself.
I’m Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas. I blog about my family, crafts, and being thrifty. I am a play at home Mommy of 2 littles and a wife to an amazing and hard working handy man husband! I am living the life, and love being able to share it with those out in the www.!
Today I’m going to show you how I made the fun Candy Corn un-welcome Halloween sign using RIT Dye product!
Wood – whatever shape you choose
White Cotton Fabric
RIT Dye in Orange and Yellow
Mod Podge – Matte Finish
This was my first time using RIT Dye. I am loving every bit of it, and dying everything within reach! And plus, it is so easy.
Following the directions on the bottle, I just mixed 8 cups of really hot water with 1 tablespoon dye and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mixing continuously to avoid uneven coloring, soak your fabric for 10 minutes. Then rinse in warm (then gradually getting colder) water until the water runs clear.
Run the dyed fabric thru a regular cycle of laundry (wash and dry) to prevent any dye bleeding. Repeat these steps for the orange dye.
Cut the dyed fabric, and some of the white, into 1 inch strips. The number of strips will depend on the size of your wood. I made the mistake of cutting my strips and THEN dying it, causing my fabric to fray and become messy in the finished product.
Ok, so now that we have the fabric dyed you will want to prep your wood. I painted the sides and the back incase you see it while it’s hanging up!
Then Mod Podge strips of the fabric onto the wood in a candy corn pattern; white, yellow, orange. I left long strips of fabric on the edges to create a hanger.
Once this is dry (or a little tacky) place your wording onto the fabric and Mod Podge them on. Let dry.
Cut the excess fabric off the ends, except the 3 left and 3 right ones on the top of your sign. Braid these and tie them together at the ends to create a hanger.
Hang on your front door or an entryway for the Halloween season!
Thanks so much for having me over here at Mod Podge Rocks. I’m so honored to be able to hang out with you guys for the day!
You can also check out some other fun seasonal projects made with the products from some great bloggers.
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