"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15

Wednesday

3 Ways to Have Fun with Herbal Dye @ BHS! + More Here



Do you love color, flowers, and all things natural, but you’re not sure where you can get a good natural dye? Well we have the answer you’ve been looking for.

You can go outside and pick your own! (Or easily get some – dried & ready for you – from Bulk Herb Store.)

That’s right, you can use ordinary plants and flowers to bring a variety of color and fun to your DIY dying project. First, let’s talk herbs and preparation. Then we’ll get to three ways you can have fun with herbal dye!

  1. Flower Pounding
  2. Dying Fun things with Herbal Dye
  3. Herbal Tie Dye

Finish reading 3 Ways to Have Fun with Herbal Dye over @ Bulk Herb Store Blog!


 

Looking for more on dying?


There's a detailed article by Helen at Growing Color on Mordanting, if you're interested in learning more complex mordanting methods. Or read Kitchen Dying at Tartan's Authority for information on using alum and iron mordants. But today on 3 Ways to Have Fun with Herbal Dye we're looking at using salt or vinegar.



Photo by Bulk Herb Store
Photo by Bulk Herb Store
Photo by Bulk Herb Store
Photo by Bulk Herb Store

Herbs to use? 

You can find my affiliate link in the side bar, if you're interested.

Other natural things can make great dyes too! Avocado skins can make dusty rose, red cabbage for a purple, onion skins make a nice yellow, and the list goes on!

Hope you get out there and discover more ways to have fun with Herbal Dye as you "learn and live well"!



This post is shared on: Natural Living Monday, Wildcrafting Wednesday @ Entwife's Journal, Wellness Wednesday Link-up @ Richly Rooted, Capture Your Journey @ Joy Dare, Barnyard Blog Hop @ The Prairie Homestead, Homemaking Link-up Wednesdays @ Raising Homemakers, Fabulously Frugal Thursday Linky Party @ A Life in Balance, Simple Lives Thursday @ Homespun Oasis, Front Porch Friday @ Preparedness Mama, The Art of Home Making Mondays, Natural Living Monday, So Much At Home, Mama Moments, Monday's Musings, Homestead Barn Hop, Mountain Women Rendezvous, Inspire Me Monday, Simple Life Sunday, About Elderberry {Information, Recipes, DIY's} ~ Herbal Link Up ...

8 comments:

  1. Oh, what a fun post! I love learning about natural alternatives. The beet root must be beautiful. ~Pamela

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    1. Thanks Pamela! I hope you get a chance to try it out yourself! :)

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  2. This is a wonderful idea - so many great things our herbs can be used for. :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Oh thanks! Isn't it fun how diverse herbs are? :] Enjoy!

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  3. This is so cool!! Thanks for sharing it at Simple Lives Thursday! :)

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  4. Yes, gladly! :) We did some flower pounding experiments today, and had fun discovering which flowers stained better, which colors of fabric they showed up best on, and another media to use it on! If you get to try it out, let us know how it goes. :) (We'll share our photos soon!)

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  5. My daughter just made up some cookies and iced them "naturally" with colors. She used boiled beet water to get the pink and spinach to get the green. I was pretty proud of her :) Thanks for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) Hope you are doing well!

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    1. Oh fun! I was thinking about that last week -natural food dye- as I watched someone decorating a cake. Great idea she had! Thank you! I always enjoying reading over at Strangers & Pilgrims. Doing well here; got back from recent travels and trying to settle things again (and still have mounds of boxes to unpack from last move!), but glad to be home. :)

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