Did you know that you can tie dye more than just fabrics? That’s right! Follow this tutorial from Oh Yay Studio to learn how to turn wooden beads into a colorful tie-dyed wooden bead garland. Then you can get creative and experiment with dyeing other unfinished wooden décor! Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Refills are perfect for this project— plus you’ll have lots of extras for even more tie-dye fun!
Unfinished wooden beads
Disposable cups or other small containers
Trays or tubs
Pompoms, tassels, other embellishments (optional)
Choose which colors from the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Refills that you want to use for your wooden bead garland and begin to prepare your dyes. Lay out cups or containers onto a tray to catch any spills. Cut your packets of dye and empty them one at a time into each container, then pour about 1/2 cup or 4 oz. of hot water into each. Thoroughly mix the dye and water with a stir stick until it is fully dissolved.
Sort out your beads into each color container OR just grab a handful and eyeball the number of wooden beads for each color. You’ll start to see the dye penetrating the wood right away! Be sure to stir the beads a few times over the next few hours so that they evenly absorb the dyes.
The longer you leave the beads in the dye liquid, the more dye they will absorb! You can leave the wooden beads in the dye for up to 12 hours.
Once you’re satisfied with the amount of color absorbed in your beads, lay out some paper towels onto another tray. Wearing gloves, carefully remove the beads from the dye solution and lay the beads onto the tray with paper towels to dry. Set aside and allow to dry completely.
Once the beads have dried completely, it’s time to create your wooden bead garland! String your beads together with twine and add pom poms, tassels, and other embellishments as you’d like. Get creative and make this garland your very own!
Will you be making your own tie-dyed wooden bead garland or other dyed home décor? Show us what your colorful crafts and tag us on social media @TulipColorCrafts!