DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

If you are anything like me, you simply can’t get enough twine. Thick twine, thin twine, striped twine, and colorful twine… Thankfully, I have figured out a way to hand dye cotton twine.

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine


  • Rit fabric dye powder in your color of choice
  • Cotton twine
  • Water
  • Glass jar
  • Measuring spoon
DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

Step 1
Add water to your jar. Measure out and mix in your fabric dye. The more you use, the darker the color. I used approximately 1/8th of a teaspoon per 1/2 cup water for my lighter colored twine. For the darker twine, I used 3/4 teaspoon per 1/2 cup water.

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

Step 2
Add the cotton twine and stir into the dye mixture.

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

Step 3
Wait at least 5 minutes. After your cotton has been dyed, rinse the twine in cold water to set the color. Lay the twine out to dry. Once it has completely dried, use it to tie up a pretty package or roll it up on a spool.

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine

The possibilities are endless. I am planning on gifting a little array of twine to my dearest friends this holiday season!

DIY Hand-Dyed Twine
  • Jean

    Great tutorial! I would love to know where you got that huge spool of twin though! :)

  • rolothomasi

    I’m going to have to try this. It looks like fun.
    Jean, Amazon has twine in all shapes and sizes.

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  • Bliss Foster

    These are great! Adds a really folksy angle to anything that it’s used on.