Oh My, Dip Dye! Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

By Brittni โ€ข posted on 09/05/2023

DIY // Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

Now that we’re settled into our new place, I’ve started doing some (minimal) holiday decorating around the house. And the first thing I put up was this dip dyed hanging decor piece. It’s ombre, it’s neon, it’s everything the holidays should be. Amiright?

And if you want to make one of your own, I’ve got you covered. Here’s how to make a DIY dip dyed hanging holiday sculpture...

DIY // Dip Dyed Modern Hanging Holiday Decor


paper ornaments (from West Elm) // a bowl // water // black acrylic paint // popsicle stick for stirring // neon string (mine is from Amazon)

How To:

1. This project is really easy. Start by gently pulling the paper, so that the ends come back around to each other and the magnets lock together. Now your paper ornaments are ready for dipping.

2. Mix black acrylic paint with a little bit of water, using a popsicle stick to stir the two together. The more water you add the lighter the dip dye effect will be.

3. Dip each ornament into the mixture and then remove and wait for each one to dry.

4. Once dry, tie a large grouping of ornaments together (I used about 20 ornaments for mine, but you can make yours smaller or larger depending on how you like it). Each ornament has a string attached to it already, so they should be really easy to tie together in a cluster.

5. Then attached several long pieces of neon string to the cluster and it’s ready to hang.

Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday DIY

I hung mine over my desk to make things feel more festive in my workspace, but it would also look great hanging by the fireplace or in an entryway.

OR if you don’t have a place to hang something like this, you can always create a long (non-hanging) version for the mantle instead.

DIY // Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

DIY // Modern Hanging Holiday Decor

And if you’re in the mood for some experimenting, I’m thinking this would look really cool with some globe string lights attached somehow too, to make it more functional.

Just make sure not to leave it unattended when it’s plugged into the wall.

DIY // Modern Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

DIY // Modern Dip Dyed Hanging Holiday Decor

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this modern DIY a try for the holidays?

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How awesome! This looks gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

Monique | WritingMonique

Thanks Kelly. If there was a part of this DIY you would like most, it would have to be the pink thing. Naturally. ๐Ÿ™‚


The dip dye look is SO GOOD! Though the pop on pink string may be my favorite part….

Kelly @ Studio DIY

This is great! I’m definitely going to give it a try on my new bedroom. I’m trying to come up with some new decor for it.


Thanks Yolonda. ๐Ÿ™‚


Wow! This is a pretty cool project.

Yolonda J. Washington

Thanks Brooke and Jane.


Wow! So cute! I love this!


Brooke & Jane

Aw, thanks Chels. Love your DIY gift box and necklace idea today too. Hope you and baby are doing well!


Oh snap I love this one! The look of the dip dye on that paper is pretty killer.

Chelsea Foy

Thanks Kevin. I like that pop of pink too – still loving neon, whether it’s in style or not. ๐Ÿ™‚


Love this mod & festive decor, and the unexpected pop of pink on the cord!

Kevin | Thou Swell

Thanks Laura. Definitely give this one a try – it’s SO easy.


I love this idea. I have been looking for some cool modern holiday touches, and this might just be perfect!
xoxo, Laura


Thanks Chelsea.


That is so gorgeous!

chelsea jacobs
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