See what I did there with the title? hehehe :)
I wanted to update up my aging mustard cardigan & when I came across these dollies in my local charity shop I knew exactly how I would do it. The only problem I had was that they were too white.
Now I am a big tea lover as you may have realized :) so tried my hand at dyeing fabric using tea bags, PG Tips to be exact.
To give it ago yourself you need the following for the dyeing process:
- Boiling water
- 2 bowls
- 2 mugs
- 2 PG Tips Tea bags
- Splash of milk
- Marbles or fabric weights
Now to start put the tea bags in the mugs with the hot water & give them a stir then remove the tea bags. Add a splash of milk to each & then give one cup to your mum/dad/sister/brother or other half then put the other to one side to drink as you work.
Well now you didn't think I would waste a perfectly good opportunity for cuppa did you :)
Ok back to the dyeing.
Now take the rest of the boiling water & add the tea bags to the two bowls, then let them simer for a bit. Once the water is ready submerge the dollies in the water & add the weights or marbles and leave them to one side for about 10 minutes then remove them and wash them with a little detergent.
SIDE NOTE: I left mine a little too long & they were too dark, if you find yours are a little dark add a little stain remover to the water you wash them in & they should come up a little brighter :)
Once they were dry I placed them on the cardi & decided where I wanted them. When I was happy I pined them in place & the attached them leaving the edges free.
I also decided to add a new lot of buttons I got from Cath Kidston & Ta da!!! I was done.
I am quite please how it all turned out & I am sure it will star in a My style post in the very near future.
Have you ever dyed fabric with tea bags?? I would love to see how yours came out.
Have a great week.
Ciao for now.
Love Katrina x