You guys, colorful Christmas trees really tickle my fancy right now (especially DIY ones). I can’t quite commit to a large colored Christmas tree (not sure the Mr. would be on board with a pink tree either) But some little minis in bright, bold, and fun colors?! Sign me up! This DIY isn’t super complicated, but does take a little bit of patience when it comes to the drying part of the project. With every good DIY project comes a little bit of faith (that it will work) and a whole that of patience (also hoping that it will work).
–Faux Christmas Trees (in various sizes). I used these ones from Michaels and with my 40% off coupon they came out to be around $10.
–Rit Dye Tint. I got mine from Joann Fabrics for $2.50 a pack.
–Good ol’ Bleach.
What You’ll Need To Do:
–Fill a tub or sink with bleach and stick the trees in. I recommend doing this outside if possible; otherwise that lovely bleach smell will linger in the house for hours.
–Let the trees sit in the bleach for around two minutes; you’ll start to see the green “melt” off.
–Give the trees a little scrub and rinse off. They should be a dingy white at this point. Side note…wear gloves!! I made the mistake of not wearing any and my hands peeled and smelt like bleach for what seemed like days.
–Allow the trees to dry before dying them. The drier they are, the more concentrated color they’ll pick up.
–Once you have your dry dingy white trees, follow the instructions on the dye box.
–It only takes a few seconds for the trees to pick up the color. I dyed mine in an almost boiling pot of water and as soon as they touched the dye they were ready to go.
–Let dry and style as desired.