Take 30 minutes today to:

Dip Dye Something

creative challenge dip-dye

My 30 Day Creative Challenge is designed to boost your creativity, get your hands moving and make your brain happy! I challenge you to set aside just 30 minutes (or less!) per day, every day in November to make something, to form creativity as one of your daily habits.

For more info about the Challenge, why you should join in and how to do it, check out the main 30 Day Creative Challenge post.

Remember, you can join in with todays prompt, or work on your own project, it can be whatever you like! Just remember to post a photo and tag it with #makers30days on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook! Have a look at what everyone else has going on, like and comment on pics to encourage the community =)


I’ve always been a little bit nervous to dye things as I think it’s going to create an enormous mess and stain everything, but in fact this project was fast, easy, and surprisingly clean!

You will need

✚ Craft Bowl (I also used a plastic plant pot to hold my shoe in, if you’re dying a bag or similar, you won’t need this)

✚ Something to dye (I used my other canvas shoe)

✚ Fabric Dye (I used “RIT” dye in Fuschia)

✚ Water (and my dye instructions said to use some detergent also, check your instructions to see if you need this!)

What to do

Step one ⋙ Dissolve the dye in hot water as per the instructions that come with your dye

Step two ⋙ To “dip dye”, let one end of the item rest in the dye for 5-10 minutes, then submerse more section of the item for another 10 minutes and so on. To do this with the shoe, I mixed my dye in the craft bowl, and poured an inch into the plant pot with the shoe in it. Every 10 minutes I added an extra inch of dye from the bowl, to the pot.

Step three ⋙ Rinse thoroughly and set as per the dye instructions

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe

creative-challenge dip dye shoe


Make sure you post a pic of you making stuff everyday online and tag it with #makers30days on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook… like and comment on somebody else’s pic once or more a day to help grow the community spirit of this challenge and encourage one another to get all the way to day 30!

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