Baby Sprinkle Series: Ombre Gift bags

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:1-2 days (including dyeing/drying time)
  • Yields:20 bags

These fun ombre bags are the perfect thing to hold the mini flower bath fizzies and strawberry tart soaps from the Baby Sprinkle favor series. Ombre is all the rage right now, it’s like the sophisticated sister of traditional tie-dye. The idea is to distribute color in such a way that it “fades” from dark to light, and eventually to nothing. Making these bags takes just a few steps, and they’re a nice touch that can make even a small gift seem extra special. Don’t forget to download this free PDF to get a custom tag to complete the look!


What you’ll need:

30 muslin bags

1.35 oz. of Bright Cherry Lab Color diluted in 40 oz. of water

12 oz. of vinegar

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ONE: To help the bags absorb the color, first douse them in vinegar. Be sure they are all fully saturated before dipping them in color.

TWO: In a second bowl, mix the water and Lab Color. Then, one by one, pin the bags around the edge of the bowl, with just the bottoms of the bags submerged in the dye bath. Let the bags sit overnight to absorb the color.

THREE: After your bags have soaked up the coloring, remove them from the dye bath and squeeze out the excess liquid. If the color is too intense for your liking, run the bags under warm water to remove a bit of the dye. Hang them out to dry. TIP:  They might wrinkle as they dry; don’t be afraid to iron them out if needed!

13 Responses to “Baby Sprinkle Series: Ombre Gift bags”

  1. Michele says:

    Well those are just the neatest thing. Love them! What a great idea!

  2. Monica says:

    If I tried doing that, I’d probably end up on craftfail. :D

  3. Cindy navarino says:

    I love this idea and plan on trying several colors, yellow, green,purple, blue

  4. JADE says:

    WOW THIS IS GREAT IDEA I PREGNAT AND IS SO PRETY FOR MY BABY SHOWER THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS IDEA I LOVE EVERTING HERE THANS

  5. Quick question…does the vinegar smell fade once they are dry?

    • Hi Nyota!

      The vinegar smell does fade away once the bags are dry and the scent of whatever bath bomb you store in the bag will make them smell amazing! We hope you get a chance to try this project out. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  6. Brenda says:

    How does perform when using for bath salts? Do the lab colors bleed? Come out in the tub?

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