Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tea Dyed Tags

I decided to try my hand at tea dyed tags. I have seen them before for sale and all of you know me when I say "I can do that". Any way they turned out really nice. I will add directions below the pictures.

Some came out darker than others, plus I also
dyed a newspaper piece and it turned out really nice.

If anyone has newspapers in another language I would love to get a page!
I will send you a few tags in trade.

This set is the same set, but a better picture.

This picture shows the 3 tags to show the difference between the
undyed paper and the coffee dyed one and the tea dyed one.
The one on the left is tea dyed, the center one is coffee dyed and
the on the right is the undyed one.


  • Heat water as you would for tea.
  • Add 6/8 tea bags to a glass baking pan.
  • Add hot water just to cover the tea bags
  • Let sit for 15 minutes, squeeze out the tea bags and throw them out.
  • Add your tags or paper, let sit for at least 10 minutes or longer if you want them darker.
  • Take them out,  lay them on a towel to air dry.
I tried to dry them in the oven at 200 degrees, but I found that they want to curl. So I took them out and dried them on a towel, they curl a bit, but I just flip them over and pat them down as they dry.
Once dry I used my iron to heat set the tea stain. If you do this, make sure the have some type of pressing cloth over the tags while you iron. I used a cotton setting and kept my iron moving  for just a few seconds on each side.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sharing a Friends Talent

Today I am sharing a friends talent, she is very creative and talented. We attended a baby shower this past weekend and had a great time. Here is only one of the items the Mother to be received  Home made by my friend Gayle. It's a baby cake made of diapers and it came out so adorable!