Make adorable ornaments or decor items.
YOU can make the most colorful trees to fit your style and home. Surprise someone with a color coordinated gift too!
I did different techniques for dyeing the sisal trees from AlteredPages. We have 3 inch and 4 inch sizes in natural cream color available.
# 1 Technique used simple food coloring. Yep, just like dyeing Easter Eggs!
I used an empty glass jar filled with water and dropped about 4 to 5 of green food coloring in and stirred it well. I then placed a tree in the water. The sisal is just like jute, so it absorbs the color easily. I allowed it to be submerged for a minute and took it out. The first dipping was paler than I wanted, so back into the water!
I did the same with red food coloring and added blue to the green for an aqua, as above. Depending on how many drops of color you add to the water and how long you leave them submerged will determine the intensity of color. Pull them out of the water after 30 seconds and check for the color you may want.
I shook off the excess water in the sink. I had paper towels handy for dripping and drying.
#2 Technique used Maya Mist color spray. Spritz!
Make sure to have your table surface covered with a mat or butcher paper or even plastic wrap! The mists will have a bit of overspray, so I group items together to catch the excess. That way you do not waste the product with overspray. This technique gives a splotchy color effect. You can even dye a tree and then mist it with a different color. See our Maya Mists in various colors, click here. VOILA!
#3 Technique used re-inkers ink. This method gives a rustic feel depending on the colors you use. Try just brushing just the tips with an INKPAD too, very lovely effect.
I dripped it onto the tree and then rubbed it around
with my fingers.
We will show you how these are incorporated into a lovely gift next week
Make sure to tell the team how much you enjoy their art, everyone likes a hug!
Have a HO HO HO week!