How to Dip Dye Porcelain Dinnerware

Add a modern touch to your vintage china with color blocking to add a fun element to any tablescape.
Dip-Dyed China

Dip-Dyed China

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

Materials and Tools:

vintage china
painter's tape or masking tape
paintbrush
porcelain paint
paper towels

Instructions:

Step 1: Attach Painter's Tape

Wash and completely dry china pieces. Attach painter's tape across the china pieces in desired pattern, making sure edges are smooth. Press firmly to get rid of any air bubbles.

Add Tape to Teacup

Add Tape to Teacup

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

Step 2: Apply Paint

Generously coat desired area with porcelain paint. Remove tape, and smooth out paint lines with a paper towel. Let paint set for 24 hours.

Step 3: Permanently Set Paint

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place dishes on a rack, and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Dip-Dyed China

Dip-Dyed China

Add some color to Mom's old China with color blocking.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Paint Confetti-Dotted Glass Vases

Bring color to your tablescape with these easy-to-make confetti-dotted vases.

How to Make a Garden-Inspired Napkin Ring

Bring the outdoors in with a garden-inspired miniature bouquet that you can tie around a napkin or wear around your wrist.

How to Create a Terrarium

Learn how to create a tabletop terrarium with these simple step-by-step instructions.

How to Grow a Watercress Container Garden

Garnish your food with tasty, shiny watercress leaves — or make a yummy salad with watercress as the main attraction.

How to Plant an Herb Container Garden

Herbs have been grown all over the world for centuries for their flavor and healthful benefits. Learn how to plant an herb container garden.

Fruit and Flower Cubes Make It Hip to Be Square

Read on to learn the secret to making this unusual, graphic arrangement. Cockscomb flowers and limes are a bold, vibrant combination. Consider using sunflowers and lemons for a more unified theme.

Mother's Day Kids' Craft: Fingerprint Frames

The kids will have a great time making these one-of-a-kind keepsake frames that Mom will love, especially when a favorite photo is included.

Mother's Day Kids' Craft: Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets

These stylish bracelets are super easy to create and will make any mom smile. From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, the kids can get creative making these especially for Mom.

Mother's Day Kids' Craft: Fingerprint Table Runner

This darling, colorful table runner is so easy to create. Get the kids involved and let them personalize a plain white table runner with colorful fingerprints.

How to Make a Tea Bag

Make morning tea extra special with a handmade tea bag filled with a delicious herbal blend and a special love note
More from:

Mother's Day

On TV

Half-Price Paradise

7:30am | 6:30c

Flip or Flop

12pm | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30pm | 11:30c

Flip or Flop

1pm | 12c

Flip or Flop

1:30pm | 12:30c

Flip or Flop

2:30pm | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

Flip or Flop

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

Flip or Flop

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.