Christmastime always seems to bring out magical creativity.  How adorable is this tie-dyed tree skirt for our doll Christmas tree?  We had a so much fun making it and can’t wait to share just how simple and fun it was.  We love using Rit Dye for so many projects around our house!

Emma is wearing a tie dyed bandana wrap.  If you want to make this too, the tutorial is on my blog today.

Back to the tree skirt, to make it, you will need the following supplies:

  • Rit Dye in Apple Green and Cherry Red
  • An old cotton blanket or large piece of white fabric
  • Rubber Bands
  • Ping Pong Balls
  • Trimming For Edge
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

Here are the steps to create the fabric skirt and get it ready to dye.

  1. Lay your fabric out on the ground.
  2. Fold it in half.
  3. Trace a half circle on the fold the size you want it to be then cut it out.
  4. Rubber band the ping pong balls where you want the circles to be.

To dye the tree skirt, you will need to follow the directions in the Rit packaging.  We dipped the ping pong balls in the green and the rest of the skirt in red then rinsed it completely out.

Then we hung it out and when it was dry ironed it to help set the color.

The last step is adding the trim.  It could be stitched on but we used hot glue. I found this awesome polka-dotted trim at M & J Trimmings in NYC.  I love black with white polka dots and have been waiting for a special project so I could use it.

When it was attached all the way around, I cut a slit into the center of the circle to get it around the tree.  I think it looks lovely!

The Doll Diaries team is excited to be sharing lots of projects this week with Rit Dye.  It is so easy and fun to use and really allows so much opportunity to create color in fashion, decor and so much more.  We have a giveaway going this week.

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Happy Creating,