Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop {from Khaki Pants}

September 29, 2013 by Jenny Melrose
We love when you share the love!Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Yummly

At this point you all know that I love a good party.  I love when everything comes together from the Centerpieces to the Dessert Table. I also think it’s important to make the Backdrop of that photo gorgeous, which is why I created a Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop for Avery’s Baptism.  The best part is that I created my tassels from an old pair of khaki pants.  Yep, khaki pants!

Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop

Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop

My khaki pants were a cotton polyester blend and were easy to cut through and open up.  I simply cut along the inside seam so that the legs were open and then cut the pant legs off and used them to dip dye.  Dip dying is fun and easy enough for a toddler to do.  It was a bit of a science experiment for Riley to make predictions about the color that it would be after a certain amount of time.

If you’ve never dip dyed before, it’s extremely simple.  The longer you let the color sit in the dye the darker the color becomes.  So, you’ll need to start with the length of fabric you want to use in the dye and then slowly pull it up every five minutes so that you end up with varying shades of dye on the fabric.  I dyed each side of the open legs and then cut them in half.  The halves then got cut into strips and tied onto the end of plastic wire. Tada!

Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop from Khakis

The finishing touch was adding some of the matching printables from the baptism party to the banner.  I was thrilled with the outcome and it centered my photos perfectly.  Just look how gorgeous the color worked with the Lemon Cake Pops.

Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop over Dessert Table

We love when you share the love!Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Yummly
TAGGED WITH: , ,
  • Trackbacks

  • Trackback from Summer Spotlight - Jenny from The Melrose Family
    Friday, 14 August, 2015

    […] get to make anything fun and girly. I guess that’s why my eyes were drawn to the bright pink Dip Dyed Photo Back Drop Jenny created for her daughter’s baptism. Can you believe she used old khaki […]

  • Trackback from Summer Spotlight: Jenny From The Melrose Family - Dwelling In Happiness
    Friday, 14 August, 2015

    […] get to make anything fun and girly. I guess that’s why my eyes were drawn to the bright pink Dip Dyed Photo Back Drop Jenny created for her daughter’s baptism. Can you believe she used old khaki […]

Leave a Comment

Your email is never shared.
Required fields are marked *




The Melrose Family