DIY Dyed Jewelry Box using FolkArt Ultra Dye

Dyed Jewelry Box

Imagine how your kids’ faces would look if they walked into the biggest toy store they’d ever seen. Then, someone told them they could play with anything they wanted, and even test out brand new toys no one else had ever seen. That’s pretty much what it was like for me when I toured Plaid Headquarters last month! We got to test out all kinds of new products that are hitting the market soon for all of you to enjoy, and one of my absolute favorites was FolkArt Ultra Dye. I got an advance shipment so I could show you all how to use it so you’re ready when it comes to a store near you this May! The 8 oz bottles will be available in 15 vibrant colors, and the non-toxic formula can be blended or used for stenciling, lettering, and ombre effects.

Plaid FolkArt Ultra Dyes

Here’s how I created a Dyed Wooden Jewelry Box that’s perfect for gifting this Mother’s Day {or keeping for yourself}!

You’ll need:
{Some of my supplies were provided by Plaid.}
FolkArt Ultra Dye in your choice of colors – mine are Purple Rain, Rendevous, and Turquoise
Paintbrushes in a variety of sizes
Laser Cut Unfinshed Wood Jewelry Box – mine is from Michaels


Step 1: Brush an even coat of color onto the inside and outside of the box except for the laser cut design.

You’ll want to brush with the grain of the wood. You’ll find that although the dye is thin, it also doesn’t run and bleed while you’re applying it. Instead, it’s easy to control and apply exactly where you want it {and not where you don’t}! You can see that I was able to stop my turquoise dye right at the edges of the border without it going onto the design.


Step 2: Using small detail brushes, apply dye to the laser cut design.

FolkArt Ultra Dye

That’s it, you’re done! Seriously! It’s that easy. Just brush on the dye wherever you want it to go, let it dry, and your box is ready to use or give as a gift. This dye is self-sealing, so it won’t bleed, peel, or rub off with use; it’ll stay nice for years to come. If you really want extra protection, you can brush a coat of Ultra Dye Varnish on top, but for normal everyday use, it’s not necessary.


Wooden Jewelry Box

What do you think? Want to try your hand at this project and play around with FolkArt Ultra Dye for yourself? Look for it next month in JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore stores, or find it this June in Michaels and Walmart! I can’t wait to show you some more things I’ve created using this fun new product!

Dyed Wooden Jewelry Box

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