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Craft: Dip-Dyed Baskets

Posted by on May. 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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How-To

Dip-Dyed Baskets


When dipped in paint, rustic baskets become thoroughly modern carryalls that look as if they came straight out of a design shop. If you don't have enough paint to dip large baskets, use a foam brush to apply the paint instead. 

How to Dip-Dye with Paint
Don't worry about creating precise lines when dipping in paint; irregularities are part of these baskets' appeal. If you still have paint left over after dipping the baskets, pour it back into its can to use for future projects.

Tools And Materials

  • Stir stick
  • Water-based latex paint
  • Large plastic storage bin
  • Basket: Byholma basket (on ground, far left), $16,ikea.com. Vietnamese market bags (on stool and on ground, far right), $9, from Beads of Paradise, 212-620-0642. Similar baskets, from Meg Cohen Design Shop, 212-966-3733.
  • Foam paintbrush

How-To
1. Stir paint thoroughly, and pour into plastic bin. Carefully dip basket into paint. Work slowly; as you dip, the paint will push up the sides of the basket. Once you've reached the desired line, slowly pull basket out of paint. 

2. If you want a higher line than the dipped mark, use foam brush to paint a new line. Hang basket to dry completely.

by on May. 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Very cool, thanks! 

ceciliam
by on May. 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM

COOL!

Kmakksmom
by on May. 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Neat!

KristinRox
by Member on May. 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I love this idea... very cool.

RainyRain
by on Jun. 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Love it!
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KaylaMillar
by on Jul. 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Cool idea!
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kirbymom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

 Nice idea! Thanks for sharing.  : )

Mrs.Andrews
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Hmm, interesting idea.

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Those are very pretty.

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