DIY Tie-Dyed Rope Wreath

diy rope wrapped colorful summerwreath

It’s time for another DIY Challenge – this month’s theme:  Pinterest Inspired Projects.  We all know how easy it is to find an inspiring project on Pinterest!  (This post contains affiliate links.  You can read about our disclosure policy here.)

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I recently updated my front door with Modern Masters Paint, and upon getting started, I realized the whole front patio needed a major facelift.  So, not only did I paint the door, but I also made a DIY address sign, and stenciled my front stoop.  To add a little interest to the door, I made my first ever wreath, inspired by this Sisal Rope Wreath from Honeybear Lane.

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I have a handful of wreaths that I’ve picked up at Goodwill over the past year.  I always have the best of intentions to make wreaths for the holidays, and then I never do.  One thing is for certain, though, you won’t ever find me paying full price for a wreath frame.  $1 is the most I’ll pay, and I usually rip off all the other decorations on it and leave it hanging in the basement, just waiting for me to actually do something with it.

diy rope wrapped wreath

So this wreath was a whopping $0.50, and I had this sisal rope left over from another project (and off hand, I actually have no idea what that project was).

tie dyed rope wreath

I used Rit Powder Dye* in three colors (Teal, Petal Pink, and Sunshine Orange) and prepared three different glass jars with orange, pink, and turquoise.  They also sell a Liquid Fabric Dye*, which works just as well, but it’s more expensive.

rope wrapped dyed wreath

I randomly wrapped the rope around my hand into different lengths and put the coils into the dye.  The longer you leave it in there, the darker it gets.  I learned the hard way and left the orange in for way too long.  It came out pumpkin orange – definitely not the summer look I was going for.  I figured out that dipping the rope quickly in bleach, and then rinsing it off right away, lightened up the color perfectly.

diy rope wrapped summer nautical wreath

After the rope was dyed, I just wrapped it around the wreath frame as tight as possible, and put dabs of hot glue on the back every few inches.

diy rope wrapped nautical wreath

I knotted a loop around the top and my first DIY wreath was complete!

diy dyed rope summer wreath

I thought about adding shells or little flowers, but opted just to keep it really simple.  I may change things up soon, but for now, it’s an easy rope-wrapped wreath with a pop of color.

diy rope wrapped summer wreath

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8 thoughts on “DIY Tie-Dyed Rope Wreath

  1. Popping by to say g’day via the Girl Creative’s link up. I love your Wreath and love that it was inspired by Pinterest. Where would we be without that site! Your wreath looks amazing-great job.

    Take care and please feel free to drop by and say g’day soon!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Hi Jenny!
    I’m the same way! I have great intentions of doing a wreath makeover from Goodwill purchases but I just never put it as a top priority, but after seeing yours, I definitely should. I love that you dyed it! It fits everything perfectly! Thanks for sharing and linking up at TALENTED TUESDAY link party.

  3. Hello Jenny! You are amazing. You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to Facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party at Come by and see your feature and share what you have been working on!! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there…Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

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