Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tie Dyed Flowers

I was in a flower swap last year ~ you know where each person sends in one type of flower and they get an assortment back. Well, everyone was talking about what color of flowers they were going to buy to trade. I was the odd ball...I bought white flowers. I always buy white flowers!


Because I dye my own to match whatever project I'm working on!

Today I want to share how to make Tie-Dyed Flowers.

I LOVE making these...there is no set in stone color combo ~ you can make them any color under the rainbow ~ whatever your heart or project desires.


White Flowers - silk, mulberry, paper, etc

Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers - Ranger

Mini Mister (filled w/water) - Ranger

Heat Tool (optional)


1. Dab desired colors of paints onto the petals. Be sure not to over-lap the'll end up with mud if you do.

Dabber Flowers 001

2. Once you've got the flower covered, mist with an ample supply of water. You want enough water to dilute the paint so it runs together.

Dabber Flowers 002

3. Carefully lift the flowers off the craft sheet and place on scrap paper to dry or speed drying with a heat tool. (Be careful not to scorch the flowers!!)

After the flowers have dried they are ready to be used alone or paired with other flowers!!

Dabber Flowers 003

Dabber - tie-dye flowers

Now the reason I love these flowers so much is they can be paired with your rubber stamping projects and match perfectly!! No worries about trying to find a pre-dyed flower to fill the bill!

Dabber - Thank U card

Pretty cool huh?

Quick, easy and it matches perfectly!

Couldn't ask for more.

Look like something you'd like to try?

Well, post a comment here and I'll put your name in the hat for a chance to win an assortment of white flowers and a couple paint dabbers!

You have until 2-25 to post at which time I'll draw the winner using

Good Luck Friends!!


  1. What a cute idea! I can't wait to try it - I love that you turned something that everyone has into something new & exciting.

  2. Whoa - those look like some pretty big flowers! But I have to say that this is a cool project. I'm wondering if the acrylic paint makes the flowers stiff? Or does spritzing them with the water dilute the paint so it doesn't?

    BTW - It's great to see you posting again, my friend!

  3. LOL! I remember when you sent all white flowers! I haven't tried using paint to color the white ones, but I have used ink. I love the way the painted flowers look though and will have to try this! I would sure love to win the paint looks much easier than painting them with a brush!

  4. I just love these, thanks for being such an inspiration with the beautiful flowers, now must put my coat on and go and buy some.

  5. Great idea....I have to try it...I've never used paint on my flowers.

  6. Great idea! Adirondack color wash would look great as well!

  7. That's great. I'll have to try this. Wait, no white flowers. I guess I'll just have to go shopping.

    Thanks for all your tutorials. I've learned a lot. Donna S.

  8. WoW! Really love what you did with the flowers. Keeping my fingers crossed. Praying hard that the makes me your lucky winner. I never have luck with that type of things. thanks for giving a chance! thank you for inspiring.

  9. Thank you for sharing that method ,your flowers look fabulous :) Juliet

  10. Wow...what a brilliant idea. Never thought of using the paint dabbers for this. Thanks for the tip. xx

  11. I did something like this on hubby's valentine except I stamped text on them before I colored them. They were so pretty. My questions is there anything to do with a bunch flowers that aren't white? I've got tons of big, tacky flowers but they're pretty bright. I hate to waste them. Ditto on glad you're posting again. I love your style.

  12. I always think I am going to try color my own flowers but have never got around to it. This looks so easy -- will have to give it a try with my stash of acrylic paints.

  13. The flowers sure have the WOW factor... I love the idea of tie dying and will have a play as I now have so awesome inspiration to use on all my white flowers. Yah! Thanks for sharing
    Caryl K

  14. I gotta share an "ah-ha" moment I had with the Ranger paint daubers recently. I go crazy buying supplies so for over a year I resisted buying the daubers. I was thinking why buy the packaging when I have a ton of white paint on hand already. Am I that lazy? LOL NOT! Well, when I finally broke down and got ONE, I couldn't believe how easy and clean it is to use. I mean, seriously! What a revelation. So now I have all of the classic colors (black, white and metallic) and I just can't believe the difference. From dabbing onto a rubber stamp to coloring flowers, these Ranger paint daubers ROCK. Seriously!

    I'm a slow learner. LOL

    Nice flowers! I've been a white flower person, too, but like Karen - I stamp over them or ink them. I can't wait to get my paint daubers out now and play! Thanks, Roni!!

  15. Love the flower ideas. Must get some more daubers! Thanks for a chance to win.

  16. Awsome! I can't wait to try this.

  17. Awsome! Can't wait to try this one.

  18. You sent me your purple thank you card a couple years ago!! I still have it + just love it. Great technique + wonderful finished project. :)

    Hugs, Nanette :)

  19. lovely D.I.Y. flowers...I want to try!

  20. How cool are your flowers. I can't wait to try them today!

  21. How cool are your flowers. I can't wait to try them today!

  22. Wow, thanks for sharing such cool idea, really hope to try it out soon!

  23. I can't wait to try this. Too late for the contest, but thanks for the idea!
    Sue Clarke


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