5/23/2011

Dip-Dyed Stationery


One of my favorite things to do is buy and send pretty note cards. Happy mail makes my day. I'm always up for a diy so I naturally love this dip-dyed stationary from Martha which looks super easy and very customizable. Wouldn't it be pretty to dip some blank note cards in a light peachy-pink hue or maybe a grey like they did in the photo?

The How-To:

1. Fill plastic bin with hot water to a depth of at least 6 inches. Stir in rit dye, starting with a small amount and adding more as desired. Dip a sample strip of paper towel to test the color. If too dark, add water; if too light, add dye. Let solution settle, so there are no bubbles at the surface.

2. Holding your paper as straight as possible, dip into dye solution to desired line. Keep paper in dye until it turns the desired color. Hang to dry.

{photo, idea, and instructions - Martha Stewart}

7 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o! love this idea. v fun and unique. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Lindsay said...

I love pretty paper! I am a little obsessed..my husband thinks I am hoarding stationary ;)

Love this idea..handmade is always better

P.S Love love your blog

Delighted Momma

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

I love the new dipped dyed trend in clothing; I never thought of using stationary! Genius. :)

Nikki said...

Those are super cute!

Tang said...

Great idea. I love sending and receiving mail!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

i absolutely love this idea... it is definitely going on my to-do list :)

www.StarHughes.com said...

Great idea! I love making homemade stationary - I've never died it before though! Seems like a great way to make lots of it at once. Can't wait to try it!
~Star
Star Hughes Living

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