- Gwen Studios 3/8" x 36 yards Grosgrain Pastel Ribbon Favor Pack
- Gwen Studios 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - White
- Canvas Wrapped Frame. 6" x 9" used here
- Double Sided 1/4" Tape
- Lo-Temp Glue Gun
- Large Glue Dot
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Coloring beads to match seasonal décor is Quick'n EZ
I enjoy decorating with bead garlands and almost always finish off the ends with a tassel, tag, or seasonal gnome. Making the gnome was the easy part, but I really wanted some green beads for the month of March without the hassle of painting. I created a lot of projects in the 80's & 90's with small wood parts and whenever I had a lot to color I would use dye!
I dissolved about 1/2 a packet of Tulip® Fabric Dye in hot water in a small STAINLESS STEEL saucepan placed in my STAINLESS STEEL sink then carefully added the string of beads with the tassel and some additional loose beads. I stirred the beads and tassel around for a minute, or so with a STAINLESS STEEL spoon making sure the jute tassel was saturated with the dye. Note: Since this is DYE, I also wore disposable gloves. I know being "green" is trendy right now and St. Patrick's day is right around the corner, but I really didn't want to risk green hands......