Rit Color Perfect Baskets

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by Debbie Manno, Rit

Rit Color Perfect Baskets

Use your favorite shades of Rit Color Perfect to turn plain wicker baskets into a variety of fun, colorful hues for your home or a party!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:15 minutes

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time for the dye to dry.
  • 2
    Prepare the bottle for spraying as indicated in the kit instructions. Line your sink area with a plastic trash bag, put on rubber gloves and spray the basket front, sides and back with the color of your choice. Apply the dye until you have the desired shade of the color you are using. Let dry for a few hours.
  • 3
    Repeat for a second or third basket if you’re dyeing several baskets at once. For variety, use a different color for each basket. We used Enamel Blue and Citrus Orange, but you can use any color you like.
  • 4
    Optional: after the baskets are completely dry, you can then spray or paint them with a coat of polyurethane to protect them.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:15 minutes

Project Supplies

  • Rit Color Perfect Fun and Easy Dye Kit Enamel Blue 104795541 or Rit Color Perfect Fun and Easy Dye Kit Citrus Orange 104795547 (or colors of your choice)
  • Wicker Baskets (either recycle old ones or buy new ones for this project)
  • Garbage Bag
  • Latex Gloves
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bristle Brush White 2 inch 104125676 (optional - see step 4)
  • Polyeurethane (optional - see step 4)