Floral arranging is a personal love affair of mine. For me, it is utterly relaxing and soothing to my soul. Home decor stores and floral shops can be outrageously expensive! I am always looking for new ways to decorate or enhance the ambiance of my humble abode. One day, I was staring at a vase full of store bought roses that were surrounded by baby's breath. I thought to myself, "baby's breath would sure look amazing in a different color." Light bulb moment here. Alas, I set out to naturally dye bucket loads of this textural wonder.
A Google search turned out to be unhelpful. The methods suggested were ridden with chemicals aka floral dye or required the baby's breath to sit for several hours in a glass full of food coloring. The latter did not work at all. I let the baby's breath sit for 2 full days and it did not change color at all. I even trimmed the stems prior to placing it in the food coloring. Hence, I came up with an entirely new method. Dip, shake, dry, and hang.
Get a very large metal or glass bowl. I used India Tree all-natural food colorings! Squirt 1 to 2 tsp of food coloring and mix with 1/4 cup of water. Take a small branch of baby's breath, dip, and swirl. Tap any excess water and dye back into the bowl. Dry your baby's breath lightly with a paper towel and hang upside down in a cool, dry area. That's all folks! So simple, but as you can see the results are stunning!
Dyed baby's breath makes for an amazing gift for loved ones and right now teacher's gifts! I also have bunches around the house in vases. India Tree dye is all-natural and very concentrated. It worked amazingly. See the YouTube video below to see my technique in action. Note that I did not use baby's breath in the video. I was feeling lazy and did not want to go to the store...so I used a weed instead!
My mom uses baby breath a lot in her flower arrangements! I am not sure she knows about this I will have to tell her about this!ReplyDelete
I had wondered how to do this, loving the tutorial. I will keep in mind if I work on a craft that involves babys breath!ReplyDelete
I always admire beautiful floral arrangements and I wish I could create them! This dyed baby's breath looks so pretty!ReplyDelete
I had no idea you could do this. That is so cool! I want to try this out.ReplyDelete
I love baby's breath. It's such a pretty flower. Thanks for sharing how to dye it! This will definitely come in handy.ReplyDelete
I love baby breath. This is such a fabulous idea. I would love to do this on my own, and this makes it look rather simple! Thanks! - JeanineReplyDelete
This is so cool! I don't think I would be able to get them to turn out this well though!ReplyDelete
Cool! I love baby's breath and this is a cool way to match it to your accessories or floral arrangement!ReplyDelete
I never even considered doing this. It looks so fun! I can't wait to try.ReplyDelete
This is so neat! I love how pretty they came out and you dyed them naturally.ReplyDelete
Lovely. I like the way these tiny flowers mix with the rest. I have never tried drying them though.ReplyDelete
Great idea, I hosted a tea party over the weekend. Coloring my flowers would have been a really nice touch. I will keep this in mind for future events.ReplyDelete