20 Aug

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

We can always count on Miss Kelli Murray to bring us the most fab crafty creations imaginable. (In case you missed ‘em, her watercolor paper flowers, clay feathers, and terrarium escort card DIYs are all majorly worth checking out.) Today is no exception with these adorable dip-dyed and hand-stamped satchels of lavender. The dried lavender buds make a sweet alternative to a traditional post-ceremony rice toss, or a scented sachet for guest to take home and stow away in their dresser. Here’s Kelli to show us how it’s done…

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Supplies:
- dried lavender
- small muslin bags
- stamps
- pigment ink Stamp Pad
- Rit dye
- large bowl
- thin wooden sticks (optional)

Step 1: Mix water with Rit dye to create your dye bath. I choose to use purple to go along with the lavender theme, but you can choose any color that works with the color scheme of your wedding. I decided to mix just a very little bit of Rit powder with a lot of water, to make the dye more diluted.

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Step 2: In order to speed up the process, batch dye your muslin bags by tying them to two long wooden sticks. Rest the sticks on the top of your bowl and dip as many bags at once as you can.  Leave them in the dye for about 3-4 minutes until you feel like they are fully saturated with color. Take them out and hang to dry or lay them on paper towels.

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Step 3: I wanted to create more of an ombre fade from the bottom to the top, so I dipped all of my bags in the purple dye again, only a little further this time. Leave them in only about a minute this time.

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Step 4: Let the bags dry completely.

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Step 5: Now it’s time to customize your bags with stamps. I decided on a pretty laurel wreath with initial stamps to place inside. I used a black inkpad, but again, you can get creative with your own stamps and inkpad colors.

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Step 6: Fill your bags with dried lavender, cinch them up, and they are ready for your guests to enjoy!

DIY Lavender Ombre Favor Bags | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks a bunch for sharing, Kelli! We can’t wait to have you back on le blog again.

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Comments

  1. These are adorable!!!!

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  2. Do you mind me asking what size bags these are? I’m planning a baby shower and buying the bags off amazon..

  3. what beautiful idea Kelly. Love it

  4. How well do you think these would take with black dye? Love the effect but not sure if you would be able to get a true black?

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