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DIY: Hand Dyed Stationary

Since my life is comprised of writing e-mails, attending meetings, managing employees, and changing diapers, sometimes I like to release some steam by taking a break from the mundane and tinkering with my craft supplies. One of my latest projects included customizing my stationary with Rit Dye. A favorite component of mine is the refashioned  gift tags. I have already given them out with a few gifts. 


  • Stationary (gift tags, cards, bookmarks, etc.)
  • Plastic storage bin or galvanized-steel bin
  • Plastic spoon
  • All-purpose liquid or powder dye
  • Paper towel, for sample


1.Fill bin with water to a depth of at least 4 inches. Stir in dye, starting with a small amount and adding more as desired. Dip a sample strip of paper towel to test the color.

2.Holding your paper as straight as possible, dip into dye solution. Keep paper in dye until it turns the desired color. Then dip and re-dip until you’ve got the design you like. (You could even paint the dye on with a small paint brush.) Hang to dry.


  • May 24, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    Anastasia Marie - Love anything with a watercolor look.

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