In my early introduction to Pinterest, I came across a picture of some really pretty doilies that had been pinned by my friend Stephanie. She had gotten the idea from Charlotte’s Fancy…who had gotten the idea from a Martha Stewart tutorial.
(from Martha’s website)
Aren’t these pretty? I had to try them for myself. On Martha’s website, she gives directions for using food coloring dye, but I have a bunch of bottles of Glimmer Mist – a spray dye in a bottle that has a touch of shimmer to the dye – why not try that first!
Since it is almost Valentine’s Day, I decided to work with pink and red. I love how they turned out! I just sprayed them on my Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet. Some of the doilies absorbed the spray right up. Others, I had to spray on both sides. Super easy. When spraying these, it was easy to let them dry on the sheet. It may be a learning curve to work with doilies after they are completely dipped in dyed water, but it was super easy to work with them flat – they dried without needing to disturb them.
Let me just say that I love the look of these doilies enough to give it a go with the dye next time. I will just be making a whole bunch of each color at once. Thanks for sharing the idea, Stephanie…isn’t Pinterest a whole lot of fun? Oh, and by the way, to all my local friends…if you want to get together and do this as a communal project, just let me know. It would be a shame to let any of that dye get dumped down the drain!