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Valentine Buttons

Dye Queen

By Dianne Giancola

August 19, 2013

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

Rit Products Used

 

You'll Also Need

  •   Rit Liquid Dye (1 Bottle of Each Color Listed)

  •    Blumenthal Lansing White Buttons

  •    Vase & Roses

  •    Made with Love Gift Container

  •    1 Yd. of Valentine Ribbon

  •    Craft Glue

  •    Plastic Container

  •    Mixing Spoon

  •   measuring cup

  •   measuring spoons

  •   paper towels

  •   plastic table cover

  •   rubber gloves

  •   scissors

Step By Step

  1. Cover work surface with a plastic table cover.

  2. Wearing rubber gloves, shake dye bottle, measure 2 teaspoons Cherry Red liquid dye with 2 cups very hot water (140° F); stir well. If your tap water is not hot enough, heat some in the microwave or a tea kettle. Pour into plastic container.

  3. Immerse buttons in dye solution for 2 to 5 minutes. (I left mine in 5 minutes.) Stir occasionally and check color frequently.

  4. Remove buttons when desired color is achieved. Rinse buttons. Wash with soap and water, rinse again and dry on paper towels.

  5. Fill bottom of vase with buttons. Arrange roses and add water.

  6. Gift Tins: Cut ribbon to fit around bottom of each gift tin. Glue ribbon to tin.

  7. Fill tins with dyed buttons. (These were filled with buttons dyed in Petal Pink, Fuchsia and Violet.)

 

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