DIY Dip-Dyed Ombre Wedding Invitations

I love the style of ombre especially when it comes to weddings! I have seen so many different ways to incorporate ombre into your them with balloons, flowers, cake, etc. Today I want to share with you though a way to do DIY dip-dyed ombre wedding invitations. I love this technique and it really doesn’t take a lot of time. Check out the tutorial below to see how to create this effect on your wedding invitations.


  • Fabric dye (it doesn’t matter whether its liquid or powder dye)
  • Invitation that has your wording printed on it but no other graphics
  • Trash can or container that you don’t mind getting stained
  • Old spoon that you don’t care about
  • Paper towels
  • Hand gloves
Photography by Him & Honey Photography


Step 1

Start by setting up your dye in your container. Mix it according to the instructions on the package. I put a trash bag under my container so I wouldn’t accidentally stain the floor.

Photography by Him & Honey Photography

Step 2

Take your invitations one at a time and start to slowly dip in the dye. I start by dipping it all under to a certain point and then start bringing it up slowly. Keep in mind the longer it stays in the dye the more it will get stained. It is probably best to try this out on a practice sheet first to refine the look you want to achieve.

Photography by Him & Honey Photography

Finally lay it out to dry on a paper towel for a few hours. Repeat this process for each of your invitations. I love doing your invitations DIY because then everyone is different in some way.

Photography by Him & Honey Photography

Would you consider dip-dying your own invitations?


5 thoughts on “DIY Dip-Dyed Ombre Wedding Invitations”

    1. Hi, Jackie! Yes, you’re supposed to print before you dip the invite into the dye. It’s best to use a “photo” ink (many inkjets have photo-friendly inks nowadays) to get best results. Photo inks tend to be pigment inks; they’re more water-resistant than regular dye-based ink cartridges. Printing your invite on a toner-based laser printer or professional photocopier (like at Kinko’s) is another alternative to help ensuring that the ink won’t run.

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