Last week I was given a Martha Living magazine, which is completely awesome ps. There was a doily dyeing tutorial in the magazine so I thought I'd give it a try. I bought some food coloring - 2 different types; neon and basic.
This is an extremely messy craft. I tried using gloves, but they were too big for my hands. I couldn't gently remove the doilies from the bowls with the gloves on my hands. I took the gloves off and still have multi-colors fingers today.
The doilies turned out pretty - I let them dry overnight. I suppose if you are dead set on having a specific color doily for an event dyeing them is a good idea, but it's a MESS! Plus you'll need lots of room to lay out each doily to dry. On a few I put the dye right on the doily, of course that makes them extra bright. Maybe using a sponge with dye would be better, but be ready to ruin some towels.
Martha also suggests using the doilies for wrapping gifts. Pretty!
Mickey escaped getting dyed this time!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
ps sorry about the iPhone pictures
honestly I was too lazy to get the
camera from the car and it was dark out ;)