Clean House: A Dip Dyed Hand Broom DIY

By Brittni • Updated on 08/23/2023

Green dip dyed broom with leather hoop, laid flat on the table

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.

Small handheld broom before being dyed a color

Materials Needed

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.

2. Submerge.

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.

Dyeing a broom to make it more colorful

For more dyeing inspiration, be sure to check out…

Dip dyed hand held broom in green

Dip dyed green broom with leather hoop

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?

3 comments | Click here to reply

So glad to hear that McKenzie. That’s awesome. 🙂


Oh I love this — I want to go home and try this immediately! I love the color you chose!

McKenzie Allyshia

Thank you! I was looking for a hand broom but I didn’t find it anywhere, except online. hmm. But at least now I’ll be able to make it myself, so thank you! By the way, it looks nice. Actually, it could be a good gift for someone who loves cleaning..

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