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Dip Dyed Firework Bags DIY

I like to celebrate the Fourth of July with a few mellow poppers, smoke bombs, and sparklers. It gives my kids the chance to get in on the action of the fireworks without any of the danger. I made these Dip Dyed bags to hold the goodies we’ll be giving to my sons and their friends. It’s a really easy way to make the day feel festive. Happy 4th!

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Materials: Muslin Drawstring Bags, Rit Fabric Dye in Scarlet and Royal Blue, Hot Water, Bowl or Bucket for Dyeing, Paper Towels, and Rubber Gloves (not used but recommended)

Step 1: Follow instructions included in the fabric dye pouches to create dye solution.
Step 2: Slowly immerse one end of the muslin bag into the dye.
Step 3: Let the bag soak for a minimum of 10 seconds. To get more of an ombre effect, gently lift and lower the muslin bag to create lighter and darker shades.
Step 4: Let bag dry on paper towels before introducing another color.
Step 5: Repeat steps with other end.
Step 6: Once bag is dry, fill with awesome children-safe fireworks!

Photography by Kim A. Thomas for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Styling by Irene Yu
Crafting by Caitlin Barker and Stephanie Pressler

  1. Lisa

    June 24, 2013

    LOVE these! Such a sweet, simple idea and great favor for a 4th of July party!

  2. Rebecca

    June 24, 2013

    these are so cute! great DIY idea 🙂
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  3. Michelle @ Full Belly, Worn Soles

    June 24, 2013

    Loving all these cute summer party ideas. Kids would love this!

  4. Rebecca Lately

    June 24, 2013

    Love these! This is a great idea for kids!

  5. Carrie Rosalind

    June 24, 2013

    SO fun! These would be perfect for any occasion…I definitely want to make some now!

  6. My Love Wedding Ring

    June 24, 2013

    These are so cute and such a simple idea!!

  7. Lindsay - Shop Ella Lou

    June 24, 2013

    Love these! We are hosting a Bastille Day party and these would be perfect! I can’t wait to make them (I may even be brave and include my 3-year-old in the process).

  8. PARIS BEE kids blog

    June 24, 2013

    How French looking!!

    Bisous from Paris!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  9. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    June 24, 2013

    Fun and festive! I think I might make these for my nieces.

  10. Kate

    June 24, 2013

    Great idea! I love it.

  11. Jess

    June 24, 2013

    I love these! I am not usually a fan of tie-dyed things, but this super cute way you did it makes me reconsider! I can’t wait to try this! Thank you!

  12. Anne

    June 24, 2013

    Cute idea! I love how your DIYs are so doable and very easy to make!

  13. Isabel

    June 24, 2013

    Great colors! Love them

  14. Maja

    June 25, 2013

    If I lived in the States and celebrated 4th of July, I would totally do this. Great job!!!!

  15. Kayleigh | Notes of Inspires

    June 25, 2013

    These are so fun! I am sure your kids will love them!

  16. Jordan

    June 25, 2013

    Very Cool! Reminds me of these too –

    They should totally go out together : )

      • jordan
      • June 25, 2013

      Ha! What a small world! I guess sisters tend to think alike. 🙂

  17. Victoria | Oh So Pretty

    June 25, 2013

    Love this idea! So cute and perfect for party favors!

  18. Lary

    June 25, 2013

    really cute and fun idea! 🙂

    xoxo Lary

  19. Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    June 25, 2013

    These make me want to change my plans and throw a fourth of july party! Too sweet!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

  20. Beverly Murphy

    June 26, 2013

    Wow, such a great project.


    June 26, 2013

    this diy is so cute and so easy to do!!!

    DIY ON

  22. Marcy L.

    July 5, 2013

    So clever! Had I seen these before the 4th of July, I would have made these for my grandchildren! Rest assured, next year they will be surprised!

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