In my house Teapots are not just for tea, ain’t it pretty! I thought id try my hand at dyeing some flowers, its a really simple process, all you need is food colouring and patience.Since experimenting is a part of my nature, I just love discovering new ways how to refresh things around me and find them a good use when their main function is done. So something simple as a teapot can be used for much more than just cooking tea. During this process, I have found out that natural dyes are absolutely great to work and experiment with.
They are so much better than any other artificial color that can be found in stores. In fact, I can say for a fact that the colors found in vegetables, plants, flowers and nature in general, are much more beautiful and vibrant than what you can buy in all those pain stores. If you are able to fully capture the full potential of such a color on any material that you work with, that can be extremely rewarding, you can take my word for it.Besides all this, I can also assure you that it is absolutely fun to do this but maybe that is just me since I really love what I do. So, in this particular case, instead of going out and buying a vase, I have decided to make it on my own.
I used gel food colouring, all you do is add a couple of drops to fresh water, snip the stem of your flower at an angle and pop it in. White flowers are the best to use when doing this, the petals absorb the colour much better. The best colour’s to use are darker shades such as red and blue.This was the effect after only 2 days, its very subtle but very pretty, the longer you leave the flowers the more dramatic the colour change will be. These flowers are Chrysanthemums but I think next time i’ll try it with White Roses and leave them a while longer. If you decide to give it a go, please tag me via Instagram i’d love to see it.