Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tea Dying

I recently learned that apparently people will pay big bucks to have someone tea dye items for them. This surprised me, as I have tea dyed several different things over the years and found it to be a very simple process! All you do is make some tea....you can even use tea that is already made up, although I wouldn't want to use tea that already had sugar added...too sticky!! Then you submerge the item you want to dye in the tea until it is as dark as you want. You can use tea dying on paper to make an authentic looking treasure map (especially if you burn the edges). You can use it to turn a white fabric to a light tan/khaki color (which comes in handy if you accidentally stain a favorite shirt), or you can use it to make a brand new doily look like an antique, which is what I did!



Stay tuned to see what I do next with this doily!


  1. i tea and coffee stain everything! lol right down to the paper tags and envelopes for my wedding thank you notes!!! :) we had a vintage rustic outdoor wedding so this is how i made a lot of stuff "old" and its so easy! people pay people to do it!? insane!!!!

  2. I know! I thought the same thing when my mother told me that people would pay something like $60 for someone to tea dye a curtain!!