Rit Dip Dyed Place Cards - Step by Step Guide

Posted by Ciara on 11th Apr 2024

Rit Dip Dyed Place Cards - Step by Step Guide

Dip Dyed Place Cards

We love seeing beautiful events that incorporate colour throughout. From the moment your guest enter the venue, you can wow them with dip dyed place cards, highlighting your colour scheme. This is an easy DIY project, perfect for all skill levels.


  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in Petal Pink & Wine
  • Watercolour Paper
  • Glass Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Plastic or Metal Stirring Spoon
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paper Towels


Less than 1 Hour

Skill Level




Step 1.

Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies.

Step 2.

Fill a medium sized bowl with very hot water.

Step 3.

Shake dye bottle before pouring. Wearing rubber gloves, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favourite shade. For this project, we created dyebaths with Petal Pink and Wine. Stir well.

Step 4.

Test the colour by dipping a scrap piece of paper directly into the dyebath. If the colour is too light, add more dye; if it is too dark, add more water.

Step 5.

Dip the watercolor paper directly into the dyebath. It will dye within a few seconds.

Step 6.

To create an ombré effect, dip the whole card in quickly and then pull the card out slowly, allowing the bottom portions of the card to spend a few more seconds in the dye. The longer the card stays in the dye, the darker it will be. A few extra seconds should be sufficient. Keeping the paper card in the dye bath too long could warp the paper.

Step 7.

Remove the menu from the dyebath. To create the washed effect, use paper towel to blot.

Step 8.

Lay table number cards out flat on clean, dry paper towels until completely dry.

Step 8.

If the paper is wrinkled at all, place them under a heavy object (like a big book) to even them out.