So let me tell you…….
When I had the opportunity to work with Rit dye and try out their products, I jumped at it.
You know why?
Because I have never once tried Rit dye or done a Rit dye project in my life in my life.
Not sure, I think I was intimidated, dye, bleach, me, any liquid that can stain, usually don’t go together.
I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave it try.
So come along with me and let’s see how this all was done!
With so many colors to choose from, which one would I pick?
26 to be exact both in liquid and powder form. As you can see I was given the liquid form.
You see Sunshine Orange spoke to me,
happy, vibrant and perfect for Halloween.
I decided NOT to go the traditional way of dying fabric. Nothing wrong with that, and I will give it try soon.
I just wanted to try something different.
I had picked up a few of these wood plaque boards at Hobby lobby some time ago.
They were only $2.00 or so a piece.
I certainly can come up with something.
OK, now what?
I painted the Rit dye straight up, no water added, nothing.
It painted on wood just beautiful.
I let it dry for around an hour or so.
Hello family plaque.
I had these cute felt owls from last year.
With Halloween right around the corner, this would be perfect.
Of course the Stick, and pine cone came from my own backyard.
I think this needs to go on the front door.
Now with some of the other wonderful Rit dye color choices, I must get busy.
Disclosure: I wrote this post for Rit Dye and Blue print social. All opinions in this post are my own.
Something new. Rit Dye. I used this many years ago to colour a sweater. Love your cute sign.
These plaques are in abundance at our $ store.
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
How original! I love that you went in a different direction…it’s the cutest plaque/wreath I’ve seen! Love the owls too!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers
That is great! I didn’t even think about dying wood! As a child of the 60’s I have tie dyed many a t-shirt :-).
i loved that you used it with wood! that’s what i was going to do for my project but backed out at last minute. its so cute!
Never knew you could paint with Rit Dye! Love that sweet little sign you made, it looks great tied in with your wreath! Can’t wait to see what you have planned next!
Looks great! I considered doing something with dyed wood and RIT dye but then chose wool. There are so many possibilities!
I just love this wreath! It is seriously cute, cute, cute!
Wow that orange is so perfect. I would have never thought to paint onto wood with it? The wee owls are so cute. Perfect for Fall and Halloween! Double duty. Love it 🙂
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
I love this, Debbie! I would never have thought to paint with Rit dye. Although, I could just see me getting it where it doesn’t belong! Love the plaque. The owls are too cute!
Your thinking on things is impressive…always thinking out of the box(or bottle-teehehe)…your creativity is marvelous…I really love the way this turned out…you go gurl!!!
Debbie, it is so pretty on your wreath! You know I love the stencil on it! I had a really bad incident many years ago with Rit Dye, so I have been scared to use it since. Glad to know it can be used in different ways, not just fabric. Great post!
Debbie–your plaque is sooo cute! WHOOOOO (pun intended) knew you could “paint” with Rit Dye!
Laura @ Our Prairie Home
Debbie, that is so cute! Love me some owls and this is just perfect. What a fantastic idea! Love it!
Lori @ Vintage Charm Restored
Oh Debbie that is Hootiful!! I love it!! Love the wreath part behind the plaque too!! So cute so cute!! Have a great day!!
This is just adorable Debbie!!!
Super cute !!
Linda @ A La Carte
Debbie that little plaque is adorable! Love it ! Who knew Rit dye!!
Perfect! ♥ The natural branch and pine cone is the perfect touch.
Okay… this is one of my most favorite things that you have done! I love the owls, but the branch and pine cone are genius! That is just perfection!
Fabulous! I haven’t used Rit Dye since the Tie-Dye Days, but you’re way too young to remember all that glorious stuff. I love how you create so many wonderful things without spending beaucoup bucks! Your projects are truly an inspiration to all, Happy Fall! Peggy
I thought Rit dye was just for fabric! Silly me. Very cute plaque, love the owls. xo
Cute. I certainly never thought of using dye as a stain, pretty smart really. Is that “The” recycled wreath as a base or a new one?
i have used rite dye to redye my black pants and jeans they always use to fade and where still in good shape.I love the idea of the wood the color is perfect .The sign is so cute and the branch and pine cone are the perfect touch.wow what will you come up with next awsome ideas:)
This is really cool, Deb.
Debbie, this is darling. I’ve never thought of using Rit dye on wood. Great idea.
OMG, that is too stinking cute. I love owls and they are perfect on that board. Wow, never thought to paint with dye. Learn something new every day.
Debbie, that is to stinking cute, and l love that you recycled the wreath.
So cute indeed Debbie! It looks beautiful on your front door.
That is so cute ! the owls are adorable on that plaque
Debbie: This turned out so well. I’ve dyed fabric but never wood..Happy Tuesday..Judy
Debbie…that is so very, very cute…..Rit dye…great product….I remember as a kid doing projects, my mom would dye the popsicle sticks with Rit Dye…Love the “owl family”….as you all are such a “hoot”…a great fun loving family!!
Oh Debbie that is so cute. The owls are adorable and you found the perfect twig for it. Rit dye on wood hmmm, I think I need to try this.
Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home
The plaque is very cute and the wreath gives it substance it wouldn’t have on it’s own. I think this is my favorite project you’ve done Debbie. I used to use Rit Dye back in the 80s when tie dye and colored demin was so popular
These are just too adorable, and who but you would think about using Rit on wood! The owls are super cute too. They’re so popular this year, or is that just me?!
Very cute! I have some rite dye sitting in my cupboard right now. But, I have been a little nervous about working with it. You have made it look like a breeze. Will Be pulling it out soon and dipping some fabric into it so as create something fabulous.
How fun! I never thought to use dye on wood! The plaque is too cute! i love the little owls. It looks great on the wreath. My favorite of the spots!!
You never cease to amaze!
Great idea….now my” wheels are turning”!!
Your little owl family is adorable! I’ve been wanting to give a dye project a try and you’ve just inspired me!
What? I’m a dork. I had no idea you could dye anything but fabric with Rit! The things I learn . . . Your plaque is adorable–I love your fall owl family! SO cute.
Thanks for teaching me something today, Debbie. 🙂
The Polka Dot Closet
Who knew you could paint with it! Your family plaque is adorable!
Oh wow this is adorable! I love how you used it in your wreath, very creative!!!
This is just too cute! I’ve never used Rit dye either. Your choice of using it on wood is very unique. Love your little plaque!!
Very nice and informative, Debbie. I will have to try to make one for myself 🙂
So cute this plaque ! The colour is so bright !
This is so cute Debbie!! OK…I am embarrassed to say but this is the first time I have heard about this product….
I Love Love Love this !!! would Love some Sparkle on the Pine Cone lol That came out so amazingly adorable!!
Please this year put it Out Maybe in a Different way or the same way. !! I Love Love Love it!!! Brilliant!!
i just had to come back and see this clever idea again i love how the rite dye looks on the wood like a white wash stain .I bet it would even look great on a piece of furniture ,What a wonderful idea 🙂
I found your aricle while trying, without any success at all, to find something, ANYTHING on using liquid dyes instead of watercolor, inks or paints as an art material. I’m an artist and it seems only natural to use Rit liquid dyes as a painting substitute for abstract painting. Heck, it could even be added to acrylic gel medium, to thicken it and make it more archival. But, WHY does everything I find assume that the ONLY thing you can do with dye is dye fabrics?! It’s like thinking the only thing you can do with paper is write on it!
Exactly Gary! My point exactly. Thanks for your comment.
Also, the rit dye with gesso is an awesome combination. Gesso, LOVES dye.