The first thing I did was paint my u-s-a letters with my mountain blue color.
Once those had dried, I hot glued them onto my piece of wood along with my star. If you plan to use this piece outside you will want to also use gorilla glue or E6000 to adhere your pieces to the wood to withstand the weather elements.
Next, I used my staple gun to attach my jute twine, wrapping it around several times and securing the end with another staple.
Looking cute already, right? I just felt like the top was missing something, so I decided to add a raffia bow. I was hoping I had red raffia but unfortunately did not so just used the natural raffia I had on hand. I then added a cute little red button to the center to complete my project.
I love how this turned out. This was one of those projects that I had no clue what I was going to do when I sat down and then within a matter of minutes I had created this awesome piece! I hope this inspires you to let your mind run wild and get those creative juices flowing!
The first step is to fill your containers about 1/3 of the way up with hot water. I used two tupperware containers for this. The dye will stain so be sure to use caution when using.
Next, I poured in the rit diye. I did not measure but I would say 1/4 cup or so. I used the colors indigo and cherry red. I usually buy my rit dye at Hobby Lobby and they have lots of different options to choose from.
Now it’s time to add in the flowers. Don’t forget to wear gloves for this step or you will have stained hands and fingernails!
I let each flower sit in the dye for 5 minutes flipping them back and forth making sure all of the flower was covered.
Once the flowers were fully saturated, I sat them in a metal pan lined with a paper towel to dry. I dried mine overnight.
They turned out absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be doing more of these in different colors. This sure beats having to hand paint each flower individually. You could also use a paint brush to add different colors to these for dimension. May have to try that next.
These flowers make the perfect filler for any tray and lantern. Can also be used as table decor or in bouquets!