Introduction: DIY Dyed Hemp Cord
Hey, what's up, y'all? I know it's been a while since my last DIY, and I apologize. I guess life just got away from me or something. I was also dealing with some personal things but I'm doing better now. And let's get serious for a minute. I know everyone is on lockdown right now and super bored, frustrated, scared, and anxious, but we will get through this. Just keep practicing your social distancing and keep yourselves occupied and do whatever you have to do to get through this.
So I was trying to come up with easy fun things to do while you are stuck inside (either during a lockdown due to a pandemic, bad weather, being ill, or any other reason) and I came up with this project. It's the easiest DIY I think I've ever posted. ;) So let's get started, shall we?
Are you bored with the current selection of hemp cord? Are the basic colors just not your bag? Have you seen brightly colored shirts or other items and looked longingly at them while thinking, "I wish hemp cord came in all those colors!"? Well, despair no more-I'm here to save the day! :D
Ahem. That kind of sounded like an infomercial. Haha. Sorry.
Step 1: Appetite For...Dye-Struction? Huh?
Slow ya roll, there, you'll dye-struct everything in your path! :P
For this DIY, you'll need:
-White hemp (Mine came in a set I found at the thrift store, but you can also find it on Amazon.com)
-A small container (JIF To Go cups are PERFECT for these small projects)
-Dye in any color you like (I chose this lovely spring-y violet color)
Step 2: No Strings Attached
Now grab your cord and cut a couple of pieces. Mine were about 12 inches long. Coil them up in your container and douse them with some distilled water. If your water isn't hard, you can just use regular tap water. Hard water's impurities make the dye uneven and it doesn't look as good.
Step 3: Dunkin' Dyes
Now add your dye. Make sure your cord is completely submerged and leave it in the dye for about an hour. This makes the color more intense. If you just want a light color, you can dilute the dye as desired or dunk the cord in briefly. There's no wrong way to do this. ;) After you're happy with how your cord looks, go ahead and take it out of the dye and let it dry. I turned mine into a little zipper pull like the one in the intro photo-but you can do anything you like with your dyed cord. :)
As always, thank you for checking out this DIY! If you recreate it, I'd love to see it! Just hit me up on Twitter @The_CraftyChica. Stay safe and healthy, y'all, and I'll see ya next time!