Dyed wooden letters add a bit of flair to any room in your home.
Here’s a fun and colorful craft project that’s great for the lazy days of summer – word art made from dyed wooden letters. If you’ve got an odd-shaped strip of wall that’s begging for some interest, word art is the solution. The letters are easy to find, and inexpensive – pick them up in the wood department at your craft retailer. We used Dylon® permanent fabric dye to dye the letters. Simply make a dye bath, submerge the letters, and you’ve got a fun piece of art on your hands. Use multiple dye colors or dye each letter the same color – it’s up to you!
There are just a few simple supplies needed for this craft project:
- Wooden letters of your choice
- Dylon® permanent fabric dye
- Sponge brush
- Mixing bowl and spoon
- Covered surface
- Sand paper (optional)
1) Pour half of the contents of the 50 gram dye pouch into a mixing bowl. Add 1 to 1-1/2 cups of hot water and stir to dissolve.
NOTE: These instructions differ from the package instructions because you are dyeing wood, not fabric.
2) Use sand paper to sand any rough edges on the wooden letters.
3) Place the wooden letter on a protected surface and brush the dye onto the wood. Apply several coats as the dye absorbs into the dry wood. Really press the sponge into the edges of the letters as the edges tend to absorb more of the liquid.
4) Let it dry!
The colors in the Dylon® permanent fabric dye collection are bold and vibrant. They are designed for use on fabric and deliver superb results when dyeing store-bought T-shirts, or specialty fabrics that you’ll use for quilting or other DIY projects. Look for Dylon® in the fashion art department of your fabric retailer.