A Candy Corn Dress with RIT Dye

Do you ever make something that you just love?  That’s how I feel about this candy corn dress made with RIT Dye.  I just love it.
candy corn dress RIT Dye #HalloweenRIT

I was so excited when I received this box of RIT Dye.  The colors are vibrant and beautiful.  I hadn’t tried RIT Dyes before and I was a bit unsure how it would go but they were so easy to use.  Total success on the first try.


I used Golden Yellow and Sunshine Orange RIT Dye for this project and a cotton dress from Dharma Trading Co.


I used a dip dye technique which gave the dress a streaked appearance that I really like.  I think it looks kind of artsy.  I used the yellow dye first and mixed it according to the instructions on the bottle {very hot water is key}.  I laid the dress in the bowl with the bottom two thirds of the dress under water.


After the allotted time, the dress looked like this.


I let it dry until it was just damp, then repeated the process with the orange dye {I only dipped the bottom third into the orange}.


The result was a bright candy corn dress.


I added one more subtle touch: yellow vinyl lettering that says “sweet as candy corn”.  I placed the vinyl over the yellow section to keep it really subtle.


I love this little dress!  We’ll be heading to the pumpkin patch as soon as it opens to take some cute photos!


Have you used RIT Dye before?  I’d love to know what you made.

For more information about RIT Dye, check them out on facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign for RIT Dye and Blueprint Social.  All opinions are my own.


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Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. Cute dress, Randi! She looks great in it.

  2. Absolutely adorable!

  3. That is super duper cute!~

  4. Very sweet. Love the extra touch of the vinyl lettering!

  5. awwww…. so cute! the dress and the model!


  6. Super cute!!! It’ll make great Halloween pictures & pumpkin hunting pics!


  7. How funny, I spent the weekend dying too! Everything orange around here for the San Francisco Giants big win this weekend. I used Rit and Tulip Dyes. I love your candy cane effect…your daughter is darling!

  8. This turned out so cute! Great job!

  9. I like using Rit to color onesies. However, beware that the brown has a lot of red in it and can spot your clothes with a bit o’red. boo. Love the candy corn idea.

  10. Love this idea & it turned out so cute! Visiting from DearCreatives.com pop in & link up anytime!

  11. Absolutely adorable! A sweet little dress for a sweet little person!!


  12. That is so adorable!

  13. What is cuter the sweet pumpkin wearing it or the dress. OK, I think your little one but the dress is close behind!

  14. Oh, this is SO cute!

  15. Oh my, so adorable! And your model is a little doll!

  16. This is absolutely adorable! I had been thinking about how I could create a candy corn dress for my daughter but hadn’t considered using dyes. I love this!

    bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

  17. Too cute! The possibilities with this idea are endless!

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