How To Dye A Disc (golf)

7 Sep

Mr. Coffey is huge on Disc Golf. It’s not a very popular sport, so don’t feel bad if you have no idea what I’m talking about. You all know the game of golf though, right? Picture that, but get rid of the club and ball- add a disc (don’t say frisbee! that’s a cuss word in the Disc Golf world) and substitute the golf hole for a basket. That, is disc golf. It’s actually a lot harder than it looks. And just like with golf having different clubs for different kinds of swings, disc golf has many different discs. Putters, drivers, midrange, etc! But I’m not here to give you a lesson on Disc Golf (although I fear I already have!). I’m here to show you this very cool trick we did for his discs.
Disc Golf discs all look very similar- the only visible difference is color. How boring! So my husband decided it was time to do some cool tricks with his toys…. I mean sports equipment!!! Disc Golf Disc Dying-

Supplies you’ll need:
Vinyl Design
RIT dye

Disposable Bowl

  1. Create your design.We used my silhouette to create our design. This way we could do much more complex designs that if we were to just use an exacto knife. If you do not have a craft cutter, you can use freezer paper and an exacto knife.
  2. Using Acetone, remove name and logo of disc company.
  3. Weed away the part of the image to be dyed so you have your design ready to fit the disc.
  4. Using transfer tape, apply your image to the disc and peel away only transfer tape, leaving image on disc.
  5. Mix RIT dye according to package directions. Place the disc upside down in the dye, starting at a 45* angle as to avoid bubbles blocking dye from staining the disc. The disc floats so you can leave it there and walk away. We left it on for 15 minutes or so. You can lift it up and check on it as many times as you want, check the color and put it back if it’s not as dark as you wanted.
  6. Once you’ve reached the color you wanted, remove the disc and rinse with hot water
  7. We did two tone, so our next step was to weed out our next part to be dyed. We started with black dye so that our next color, red would not be interrupted with the next stage of dying. Place it in your next color of dye, upside down, same as steps 5 and 6.
  8. Weed all of the vinyl off, and enjoy your design!

Did I leave you intrigued? Feel free to check out articles about Disc Golf as well as other designs my husband has done to his discs but going to his blog- The Disc Golf Blog

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