04/24/15

6 DIYs to try this weekend

This week, I’ve been hanging out in Yosemite. And while it’s been amazing to step away from the computer and recharge a little bit, I swear I’m about to go into DIY withdrawals. It’s a thing, I promise.

So, to tide me over until I’m back in ATL, I have a handful of weekend DIYs to try…

1. Budget-friendly DIY bulletin board / wall art that I made for Curbly

2. Colorful DIY jewelry dish in 5 minutes

3. Floral bicycle handlebars DIY from Lovely Indeed

4. Pretzel pillow DIY from Studio DIY

5. Dip dyed DIY woven baskets

6. Toasted marshmallow macaron sandwiches

Hope you have a great weekend.

-Brittni

04/23/15

Blue hair, don't care

I’m still traveling, but I wanted to pop in to share a few things I’m loving right now…

1. Blue hair, don’t care

Pastel Planters

2. Pastel planters

Mellow Yellow

3. Yellow! 

Blue painted hands

4. Hand painted everything

Palms

5. Palm fronds

 What are you loving right now? Anything in particular?

04/22/15

Make these DIY dip dyed woven baskets in about ten minutes.

I’ve been wanting some new baskets for odds and ends around the house and decided to dye my own, instead of searching high and low for the perfect colors. And I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I’ve done my fair share of dip dyeing projects, but had never tried baskets until now. Turns out, it works like a charm. So I’m sharing the tutorial today.

This project is super easy AND quick (which you know are my 2 favorite words when it comes to DIY projects).

Here’s how you can dip dye your own baskets in about 10 minutes….

How to Make Dip Dye Woven Baskets

Materials:

-woven baskets (mine are from Container Store)
-Rit dye (I like the liquid version that comes in a bottle)
-metal spoon
-medium to large bowl
-water

How To:

1. Start by combining water and the dye into a bowl, according to the instructions on the packaging. I used about 1/8 of a bottle of dye and 4 cups of hot water. Stir with a spoon until fully mixed.

2. Dip the basket into the bowl, at an angle. Keeping it in the dye bath until you’ve reached the desired color.

3. Pour out any excess dye from the basket, then remove the basket from the dye bath. Let it dry completely before using. The dye soaks into the baskets really well (particularly the ones I used, which are made out of palm leaves) because of the material they’re made out of.

How to dip dye woven baskets in 10 minutes or less.

They dry a tiny bit lighter than they look when you remove them from the dye bath. Just FYI. But it’s a very slight difference.

And here’s how the finished baskets turned out…

Make these DIY dip dyed woven baskets in about ten minutes.

Make these DIY dip dyed woven baskets in about ten minutes.

DIY // Dip Dyed Woven Baskets

DIY Dip Dyed Woven Baskets in 10 Minutes

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

P.S. Confession time…I bought these bowls back in January and planned to do this project as an organizational post for the new year. You know…just four months behind on putting this together. Totally fine. Right?