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How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
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.

How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
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.

How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
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!

How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
How to naturally dye baby's breath #DIY
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!





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12 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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  3. I always admire beautiful floral arrangements and I wish I could create them! This dyed baby's breath looks so pretty!

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  4. I had no idea you could do this. That is so cool! I want to try this out.

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  5. I love baby's breath. It's such a pretty flower. Thanks for sharing how to dye it! This will definitely come in handy.

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  6. 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! - Jeanine

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  7. This is so cool! I don't think I would be able to get them to turn out this well though!

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  8. Cool! I love baby's breath and this is a cool way to match it to your accessories or floral arrangement!

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  9. I never even considered doing this. It looks so fun! I can't wait to try.

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  10. This is so neat! I love how pretty they came out and you dyed them naturally.

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  11. Lovely. I like the way these tiny flowers mix with the rest. I have never tried drying them though.

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  12. 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.

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