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…
paper ornaments (from West Elm) // a bowl // water // black acrylic paint // popsicle stick for stirring // neon string (mine is from Amazon)
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂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. 🙂Brittni
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.Liza
Thanks Yolonda. 🙂Brittni
Wow! This is a pretty cool project.Yolonda J. Washington
Thanks Brooke and Jane.Brittni
Wow! So cute! I love this!
http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com/2014/12/diy-metallic-striped-vases.htmlBrooke & Jane
Aw, thanks Chels. Love your DIY gift box and necklace idea today too. Hope you and baby are doing well!Brittni
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. 🙂Brittni
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.Brittni
I love this idea. I have been looking for some cool modern holiday touches, and this might just be perfect!Laura
That is so gorgeous!chelsea jacobs