How To Dye Sola Flowers With Rit Dye

You will need:

*Raw sola flowers

*Rit dye

*rubber gloves

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!

XOXO Valentine’s Sign

This sign is so stinkin’ cute and easy to make! And the even better part is that you more than likely have these items laying around your house!

You will need:

*Piece of scrapwood or surface of your choice.

*White paint

*Ribbon of choice

*Jute rope

The first thing I did was to whitewash my board. I used antique white Apple Barrel paint for this.

Next I cut 4 pieces of my ribbon to make the “x” and then 2 pieces of rope for the “o”.

I laid this out to get my spacing and then hot glued.

To finish off the sign, I glued a piece of rope twine to the back for a hanger.

So what do you think? Doesn’t get much easier than this, right? Cute d├ęcor doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

DIY Valentine’s Heart Decor

You will need:

*Heart hanger-Hobby Lobby

*”Love” wood cut-out-Hobby Lobby

*Pink burlap-Dollar Tree

*Apple Barrel acrylic paint in “Snow White”-Walmart

*Deco Art acrylic paint in “Green Lagoon”-Hobby Lobby

*Ribbon for bow-optional

*Hot glue gun-CLICK HERE for my affiliate link for the glue gun I use.

The first thing I did was paint my “Love” with my “Snow White” paint and my little wood heart with my “Green Lagoon” paint. I found a pack of these little wood hearts at the Dollar Tree.

Next, I cut a piece of pink burlap and glued that to the center of the heart. I found this burlap at the Dollar Tree in the craft section.

Once I had the burlap on, I then glued the “Love” to the burlap and then added my painted heart to the bottom of that.

To finish it off I made a simple crisscross bow using various ribbons from Hobby Lobby.