Thursday, March 24, 2011
Dyed paper doilies
throw other things in the dye and so along with some of Olivia's clothes went about 100 paper doilies (from the dollar store).
I have been wanting to dye some ever since I saw an idea in M.S. magazine on putting dyed doilies on top of wrapped presents. But I might like these ideas below even more...
To dye doilies:
1.Fill a portion of a pot, tupperware, or kitchen sink with hot water (doesn't need to be too too hot).
2.Add some RIT dye
3.separate the doilies and submerge them in the water.
4.leave for about 5 min. no more (they are so thin they could disintegrate).
5.Take them out all stuck together b/c they have more strength in numbers:)
6.put them out in the sun/outside (on top of thick papertowels or something) to dry, with a rock to weigh them down.
7.Flip them over to get the other side drier, or bring them inside, separate them, and let them dry some more.
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I've got dye, and paper doilies. I will have to try this. Congrats on the girl. It will be so nice for Olivia to have a sister close in age.
ohh you just gave me an itch to go get doilies and dye.
recently found your blog through a friend...you will love having two girls :)
I think I like those ideas even more, too. Very pretty.
I wonder if my husband would be cool with me hanging doilie poofs in our room. This would be a great use for my dye.
I love EVERYTHING YOU DO! You are so creative. These would look awesome mixed with the tissue paper ones.
I am loving these darling dyed doilies!! Would you mind me sharing them on my blog for my Discovering beauty post on Saturday?
How do you make the poofs?
I love these doily pom poms and have tried making them but they just aren't right. I've been searching the internet but I can't find a tutorial. Did you follow a tutorial?
Would love to hear back from you.
so sorry to confuse marie, I didn't actually make the poofs in the photos, I only made the dyed doilies, not any of the decorations! I must have forgotten to link to the original photo. I found it on pinterest awhile back. maybe look on there?
I have some ugly yellow doilies from the dollar store that I have been trying to decide what to do with them...this is a great idea! Just have to get the dye now. Have you ever tried food coloring? Just curious if it would work or not. ^__-
Great idea! Thanks for sharing, just pinned this!
-caroline @ c.w.frosting
Here is a tutorial I found:
Hi! I found your blog through Pinterst. Thank you for posting this tutorial. I want to make them for a baby shower...XoXo
Thank you for this! I am dying doilies for my wedding invites. I was having trouble with them falling apart as soon as they hit the dye bath. So I put the dye into a spray bottle and spray them, works like a charm!
Question - what is the difference between using ritdye and food coloring? If I put baked goods on my doilies after dying them in ritdye, are they still food friendly?
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