Not sure if it’s the start of the new year or what, but I’m in full-on cleaning mode lately. Anyone else?
I had a few handhold brooms that I’ve had on heavy rotation for small messes.
And I started thinking – if they’re going to be out all the time, I might as well make them look better. So I dyed them!
And now I can display them when not in use (hanging from my DIY peg rail and they look pretty decent…as good as a broom can look anyway. Ha.
I know this project won’t be for everyone, since it’s not exactly ‘necessary’ to have a good looking broom.
BUT when I have the option, I’d always rather something look good than not. So here we are.
How to Dip Dye a Hand Broom
1. Mix and stir dye.
Start by following the instructions on the packaging of the dye bottle and combining hot water and the dye into a container.
I used an old plastic mini trash can…the ideal container is something tall and skinny.
Stir dye mixture until fully mixed.
Submerge part of the broom into the dye.
Keeping it in the dye bath until you’ve reached the desired color, which could take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours.
3. Remove from dye bath and rinse broom.
Then let it air dry before using.
Take it further… You can also add a small leather strap like mine if desired.
I used a leather strap that was about 7 inches long, punched a hole on each end and grommeted the ends together after putting it around the handle.
For more dyeing inspiration, be sure to check out…
- Reverse tie dye – This unique tie dye process is one of my most popular posts ever.
- Made these colorful woven baskets with a little bit of fabric dye.
- A leather shoe painting project!
- And a DIY for dyeing carpet.
Photography Brittni Mehlhoff
How’s your new year going so far? Do you get the cleaning bug at the beginning of the year like me?