Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIY Stained Wooden Bracelets


Today we want to show you how to stain wood with Tumble Dye! It couldn't be easier too; you'll love it. We'll show you how to TD some wooden bracelets.


Supplies:
Tumble Dye
Paintbrush
masking or painters tape
wood object
(not pictured)
scrap paper, preferably card stock
paper towels

Make your pattern with your scrap paper-we chose a more graphic triangle style. Do whatever! Using your tape, make your pattern. Remember wherever wood is showing is what will be dyed. 


Using the scrap papers as your guide, brush your Tumble Dye on the exposed wood areas. Let dry. Repeat until you're happy with the saturation.

Seal it with a clear varnish if you want it to last, or leave it be if you like the matte look.


Another way to use your Tumble Dye is simply by spraying a paper towel and wiping on the color. For wood it's always better to paint or wipe-spraying will give you a very uneven look because of how quickly it absorbs the dye.

Here are some more ideas for how to dress up wood! What will you stain first?

a sweet sewing kit

birdhouses-embellished with Vanilla Sunshine borders!

Kids wooden toys, a treasure chest and a silly little kleenex box. (Monster pieces ironed on after!)

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY.

26 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

Those bracelets are so cute!

Kelly Swosinski said...

The bird houses are adorable!!

Shana said...

Never thought to use Tumble Dye on wood! Very creative ideas.

Tiffany Kay Designs said...

Now my to-do list just tripled. Love the look of the dyed bracelets!

Debc06 said...

Great Tutorial. TFS.
Debbie

Shanna Fugate said...

Wouldn't have thought to use it on wood!

KellyG said...

So cool, great idea!

Pinque said...

Love the bracelets they are cute and fun to create! Thanks for the chance to win

brenlubrant said...

I am in love with those birdhouses and bracelets. I would love to give these projects a try.

AshleyT said...

tHE BRACELETS ARE A SO CREATIVE. gONNA HAVE TO TRY IT OUT! tHANKS FOR THE IDEA!!

Bethany Becker said...

The birdhouse is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

howo34 said...

I love the bracelets!

Chelsea and David said...

Those bracelets are so adorable. I always enjoy doing my own thing like that :)

Deb said...

I NEED to try out this tumble dry!

Fifi said...

Never thought of making bracelets with my crafting supplies. Thanks for the idea I feel some shopping immanent.

Ann said...

These are amazing projects! I am so glad you are showing how to use the tumble dye - I've seen it on the store website and thought it's for t-shirts. Love how versatile it is!

Scrapycandy said...

clever bracelets and so many other great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

the"divine"hand said...

Such eye candy all of it!!! Those bird houses are too cute!

Roxie said...

I love the cute bracelets. They look like fun to make too!

Katherine VB, Fairfield, CA said...

Awesome ideas! These are great.

chrissycrue100 said...

I love the bird houses - so cute!

littlen said...

great projects. the bird houses are the cutest. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Diane S. said...

Love the bracelets! thanks for the ideas!

Charisma3103 said...

I love that chest it's so cute

Janie Boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

How awesome that you can ues this on wood projects!! Now THAT'S my kind of product!!

Sandra L. said...

Oh! I can see all kinds of great projects for the kids this summer! Bird houses, bracelets, wooden beads, picture frames with stencils..... So many ideas.

 

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