Karen here and today I am so excited to show you how I “painted” this wooden doll sized dresser I found at Micheal’s the craft store using Rit Dye and Mod Podge Papers & Extreme Glitter-Glitter. This was a really fun and very quick craft. I was thrilled with how easy it was to use Rit Dye to “paint” the wood and how quickly it dried!

To create your own Doll Sized Dresser and Finish it the way I did you will need:

  • A wooden doll dresser I used Art Minds 4 drawer dresser from Micheal’s the craft store
  • Mod Podge Extreme Glitter-Glitter from Plaid
  • Mod Podgeable Papers (Light Weight)
  • A bottle of liquid Rit Dye (I used Black)
  • A disposable recyclable container
  • Two Paint Brushes, Foam Brushes work best
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Step one- Assemble all your supplies and cover your work area. Remove the 4 drawers from your dresser and place aside.

Step 2- Shake the bottle of Rit Dye before opening it and then open and pour a small amount into your container. Use a foam brush to begin painting your dresser be sure to cover in long strokes. when you have finished painting today’s project you can pour your left over dye back into the bottle for a future craft!

Step 3- Stand your dresser drawers up and paint their fronts, set aside and allow to dry.

Step 4- Stand the dresser up and paint the top, 2 sides and bottom, leave the back until the top bottom and sides are dry that way you can lay your dresser down on it’s back to dry.

Step 5- Once the sides, top and bottom are dry flip over the dresser and paint the back

Step 6-  While the dresser is drying use a ruler to measure the inside of your drawers for the paper lining. (My friend Ana, told me to line my drawers with pretty paper to make me want to put my clothes away and keep everything pretty! I picked this Mod Podge Paper at Micheal’s because it looks like the paper in my own dresser drawers.) Once you have your measurements transfer the markings on the back of your Mod Podge Paper and use your scissors to cut them out. Test that they fit in your drawer, trim if necessary.

Step 7- Once you have all your papers for the drawers cut out, open your Mod Podge, I chose the Extreme Glitter-Glitter because it leaves a clear but sparkly iridescent  finish inside the drawers. Paint a thin layer of the Mod Podge on the inside bottom of each drawer and press the paper into place.

Step 8- Cover each paper with an additional layer of Mod Podge, you can paint the Mod Podge up the inside edges of the drawers as well. Repeat on the inside of each drawer and set aside to dry.

Step 9- Once the drawers are mostly dry, paint the top outside edges of the drawer on each of the four drawers. Then Let dry.

Step 10- Once the drawers are dry slide them back into place in your dresser.

Now your dolls can store their favorite outfits, jewelry or display a favorite lamp or tea set!

I really enjoy working with Rit Dye especially with wood crafts! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you will consider using Rit Dye in your crafting projects! I look forward to sharing more doll play craft ideas with you next week.

Karen