10 Minute DIY to Try: Dip Dyed Woven Baskets


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


-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

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?

17 comments | Click here to reply

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

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Paige | April 23rd, 2015 at 12:10 am

Thanks so much, Paige! How sweet.

Brittni | April 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 am

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

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Patricia | April 23rd, 2015 at 8:08 am

Aw, thanks Patricia. 🙂

Brittni | April 23rd, 2015 at 10:30 am

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 | April 23rd, 2015 at 5:57 pm

These are GORGEOUS! Love the colors.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | April 23rd, 2015 at 8:04 pm

These are so beautiful!!!! Oh. I just love the simplicity.
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Lexy | PROPER | April 24th, 2015 at 10:40 am

oh my goodness…..what a good idea! This would be fabulous to do with my son, too! love this post
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Susan | April 24th, 2015 at 11:45 am

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 | May 3rd, 2015 at 3:50 am

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

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

Trudi | July 3rd, 2016 at 9:16 pm

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

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