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!
For those of you who don’t have a Hobby Lobby close or are unable to get out and about I like to share what Hobby Lobby has available for Fall goodies each year! It’s always fun to see the new colors/patterns each season.
It’s always fun to see the different vignettes they have styled around the store.
Seriously the cutest Fall garlands!
A huge variety of picks and florals to use for crafting/decorating.
Lots of ribbons and bows to choose from!
Lots of cute Fall Décor!
Huge selection of tiered tray decorations and signs!
Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins!
Cute Fall cut-outs and crafting supplies!
Cuteness overload, right? What colors will you be using to decorate your home for Fall this year?
I absolutely love succulent,s but sometimes it’s just easier to use faux succulents for decorating instead of the live ones. I found this cute little terracotta pot on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just a few dollars and instantly new what I was going to do with it.
The first thing I did was take a bristle brush and paint my pot white. Any kind of paint will work for this. I didn’t want my pot to be solid white so I just lightly brushed the paint on. Once my paint had dried, I took my sanding block and distressed it a bit.
Next, I took my floral foam and cut approximately 1/2 inch off so it would fit in my pot.
Once I had my foam in my pot I started sticking in my faux succulent picks. I found these ones at Hobby Lobby but you can find them at several other stores also. I like to start out by putting a taller pick in the middle and then add in the shorter ones to fill in the gaps.
So, what do you think? I think it turned out awesome! The even better part is that it only cost around $10. Creating your own home decor doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! I hope this inspires you to have some fun and create one of your own!