10 Minute DIY to Try: Dip Dyed Woven Baskets

Dip dyed DIY baskets that are so pretty! In 10 minutes!

Stacked woven baskets in muted colors.

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….

Materials needed to make DIY baskets that are dip dyed.

Materials Needed for these DIY Baskets

  • 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

You can use any kind of natural, woven baskets for this project. But the lighter the original basket is, the more color you’ll be able to see in the final results. So if you find darker brown woven baskets, for example, the color will be much more subtle.

For this reason, I recommend using lighter color, natural woven baskets similar to mine, if possible, for the best results.

Dip dyeing small woven basket in blue dye.

How To Make Dip Dyed DIY Baskets

1. Create the dye bath.

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 baskets.

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

3. Remove and let dry.

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.

Woman's hand dipping woven basket into blue dye.

Will the baskets dry lighter or darker, when finished?

The baskets 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…

Stacked woven baskets in muted colors.

Dipping woven basket into blue dye to color a simple basket.

Muted rose pink and ocean blue woven baskets.

Small woven baskets that have been dyed pink and blue.

Muted rose pink and ocean blue woven baskets.

Stacked woven baskets on white background.

Dip Dyed DIY Baskets in 10 Minutes

Dip dyed DIY baskets that are so pretty! In 10 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....
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: basket, dip dyed, diy, dyed, woven basket
Author: Brittni

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Create the dye bath.

  • 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.

Dip the baskets.

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

Remove and let dry.

  • 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.

Notes

Will the baskets dry lighter or darker, when finished?
The baskets 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...
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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?

17 comments | Click here to reply

These baskets are gorgeous! I want to fill my house with EVERYTHING from your blog!

Paige
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Paige

Thanks so much, Paige! How sweet.

Brittni

hello!
so pretty baskets!
and with the colors they fits perfectly with the spring!
love this idea!

Best, Patricia http://blog.fancythoughts.com

Patricia

Aw, thanks Patricia. 🙂

Brittni

These dipped dyed baskets are a wonderful idea Brittni. A very stylish way to store makeup, keys, and much more. I love it and plan on doing it as soon as possible. Thank you so much for this tutorial! 🙂 x

Paige Marie

These are GORGEOUS! Love the colors.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

These are so beautiful!!!! Oh. I just love the simplicity.

Lexy | PROPER

oh my goodness…..what a good idea! This would be fabulous to do with my son, too! love this post

Susan

I LOVE how these turned out – such a great way to bring more colour to your home and so summery! Brilliant tutorial – I can’t wait to try!
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Hannah

Brittni these are great! Very creative 🙂
Love your photography too!

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I love these baskets. They look fantastic. Clever idea!

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Dip dying baskets is such a unique idea! They turned out so beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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