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Muslin gift bags are one of my favorite ways to package up treats and favors. They are easy to find at my local craft supply store and give the look of something more ‘special’ than, say, using a plastic bag.

Another thing that’s great about muslin bags is that there are a million ways you can decorate them. For instance, you can use stamps, stencils or even markers! For this project, I wanted to try a dip-dye method. The process was super easy and I love how they almost have an ombre look to them. They would be perfect for a wedding or birthday favor.

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Dip-Dyed Treat Bags
Recipe Type: Craft
Author: Rachel Beyer
Ingredients
  • Muslin drawstring bags (any size you like)
  • RIT liquid dye
  • Salt (if needed)
  • Paper towels
  • Small disposable plastic cups
  • Plastic gloves
  • Bake sheet and dry rack
Instructions
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  2. The first step is to fill your cups with ½ cup hot water (one for each color of dye you want). Then add in 2 tablespoons of dye and 2 tablespoons salt to the water. (Be sure to read the instructions on the bottle. Not all colors require salt.)
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  4. Prepare a surface with paper towels or newspaper. Place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Carefully dip a muslin bag into the dye, holding it in place for 3-4 minutes. Once you get your desired shade of color, carefully place the bag onto the rack to dry. Repeat this process with all the bags you plan to make. Allow to dry completely.
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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


One comment

  1. […] If you’re looking for a quick yet pretty way to package up treats and favors for your wedding guests, take a look at this muslin gift bags. They’re easy to find at any local store, you just need to jazz them up a little. For this amazing dip-dyed effect you’ll need muslin drawstring bags, RIT liquid dye, salt (if needed), paper towels, small disposable plastic cups, plastic gloves, bake sheet and dry rack. Begin with filling your cups with ½ cup hot water (one for each color of dye you want). Next add in 2 tablespoons of dye and 2 tablespoons salt to the water. Read the rest of the tutorial at evermine.com. […]

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