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Quarantine Craft: DIY Dip Dye

 

2020, why you gotta be so rude?! Months ago, back in simpler times, if you told me I’d be spending all my time at home for weeks it would have sounded like my dream vacation. Fast forward to today, and after one week of this self-quarantine I still can’t find a roll of toilet paper or paper towels in sight—my personal nightmare. But as the situation becomes dire and Covid-19 is now a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to STAY HOME and limit physical contact with the outside world. Therefore, if we’re stuck here, we might as well find ways to enjoy spending some quality time with our loved ones and do everything we can to prevent cabin fever from creeping up on us. To help you and your family stay occupied and have some fun in the process, Editour Media will be bringing you some fun crafts, DIY projects and recipes to do at home.

 

First up, we have a project that requires just a few items that you should have laying around the house. This Dip Dye Decor is a fun, simple craft that can be done by people of all ages, and will add some color to your world—something we can all use right now!

 

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 3-4 nail polish colors of your choice (lacquer, not gel polish)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Bowl of water (room temperature or cold)
  • Plain object you want to decorate (such as a planter, mug, makeup brush holder)
  • Skewer or wooden chopstick

 

What You’ll Do:

 

 

1. Take your first nail polish color and pour some into your bowl of water.

 

 

2.  Take your second nail polish color, and swirl some more on top.

 

 

3. Using your third color, do the exact same thing (optional: you can stop at two colors if you prefer, or continue and do a fourth color depending on your desired color scheme).

 

 

4. Take a skewer or wooden chopstick and gently swirl your design to create a marbled effect.

 

 

5. To transfer the pattern onto your object, gently submerge your object into the water and lift up. It’s best to do this only once. If you dip your object back into the water, the transferred pattern will change.

 

 

6. Once you’re happy with the design and while the nail polish is still wet, use a cotton ball with nail polish remover on it to clean up any areas of the design that you want to erase (such as the rim, underside or inside of the cup). Let your item air dry completely or use a blow dryer to dry it off and you’re done! Since this project required nail polish, we do not recommend eating or drinking off the item (use it as decor to display); it is not dishwasher safe.

 

Let us know if you enjoyed doing (or at least the thought of doing) this craft! Leave a comment below stating the type of content you want to see or any projects/recipes that you’ve been doing at home that you recommend. Stay safe and stay home! #imaneditour

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