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.
P.S. If you haven't entered the Shabby Apple Giveaway then do it now! only 89 entries so far, those are some good odds for winning a really cool dress! (you have lots of ways you can get multiple entries too!)