Dip Dyed Crepe Flower Light

May 1 2024

Inspired by blooming flowers, we dip dyed a roll of crepe paper to light up our space with the colors of Spring.

Supplies
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in Petal Pink and Golden Yellow
  • Crepe Paper Roll, 180g, 13.3 sq ft
  • Containers for dyeing, two
  • Floral Wire
  • Craft Adhesive
  • LED Hanging Light Fixture
  • Gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic table cover
  • Scrap Cardboard
  • Scissors
Time
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Difficulty
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Instructions
  1. Cover table with plastic and gather your supplies.
  2. Unroll crepe paper and loosely gather.
  3. Create two dyebaths in separate containers in warm water. Do not use hot water, as this may ruin the crepe paper.
  4. Pour Petal Pink All-Purpose Liquid Dye into one dyebath and Tangerine All-Purpose Liquid Dye in the other and mix well.
  5. Dip a paper towel into the dyebaths to test the colors. If too dark, add more water. If too light, add more dye.
  6. Dip one side of the loosely gathered crepe paper into the Petal Pink Dyebath for 3-5 minutes or until desired color is achieved.
  7. Repeat to dip the other side into the Tangerine Dyebath for 3-5 minutes or until desired color is achieved.
  8. Remove from dyebath and allow the crepe paper to dry fully overnight.
  9. Once dry, cut out 5 large petal shapes from the crepe paper.
  10. Cut each petal in half and adhere floral wire to the cut edge.
  11. Overlap the floral wire slightly with the other half and secure.
  12. Bend the wired crepe paper petal inward at the base, and flare out towards the ends like a real flower petal.
  13. Adhere petals directly onto hanging light fixture base OR create a 2” ring with cardboard around the base to adhere petals onto.
  14. To hide the cardboard, cut up fringe with leftover crepe paper and adhere around the light bulb.
  15. Hang and enjoy!
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