This Christmas I feel like rainbows. To celebrate with some color joy, I decided to make a bright, cheery garland to deck our halls. These little dip-dyed bulbs are guaranteed to make you smile, and are a great activity for kids, too!
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First, I drilled a tiny pilot hole in the end of each bulb and then twisted in the hooks. Next I dipped each bulb into a small cup of undiluted liquid watercolors for just a few seconds, making sure not to submerge the whole bulb. I wanted some of the wood to show. The twins (almost 3 years) helped me dip a few before tiring of the process and running off to play, but slightly older kids would love this.
After dipping, I stuck the hook ends down into a block of floral foam that I had leftover from a baby shower decoration- you never know when these things will come in handy!
After the bulbs were dry, I tied them onto some hemp twine and had a fun, funky garland to hang wherever my heart desired.
It looks darling on our tree in garland form.
Or you could make individual ornaments out of them. They would be super cute tied onto presents like we did with our rainbow marbled salt dough hearts.
If you know any little girls (or little boys) who might like to wear a little Christmas cheer this year, make a pendant necklace!
I adore the idea of dying wood just as much as I adore rainbows…well, almost Here are a few more dip dye ideas for your viewing pleasure:
DIY Dyed Rainbow Blocks from Fun at Home with Kids
Dip Dyed Craft Stick Wreath from Babble Dabble Do
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