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…
– dried lavender
– small muslin bags
– 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.
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.
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.
Step 4: Let the bags dry completely.
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.
Step 6: Fill your bags with dried lavender, cinch them up, and they are ready for your guests to enjoy!
Thanks a bunch for sharing, Kelli! We can’t wait to have you back on le blog again.