So, I've been slowly adding real looking (fake) plants and flowers to my home. They can be pretty pricey! I had some off white colored hydrangeas that I'd picked up at the thrift store years ago. and got to thinking, if you can dye coffee filters and make flowers, why can't you also dye silk flowers with the same techniques?
And so I did.
Here's how I did it.
I filled two bowls with a few drops of food coloring, and a little water.
Then I dipped one side of the flowers in the green and the other side in the blue.
Then, after shaking them off a bit, I sprayed them with a mixture of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water. I was thinking that the color was a bit too vibrant, and the vinegar would help set the remaining color. Shake off the flowers into the sink, and then dab them off on a paper towel.
And as usual, I should have worn gloves!
Sadly the days of wearing gloves to church are done. I guess I'll just look like I'm turning into the Incredible Hulk!