In steps Pinterest and every one's favorite childhood beverage: KoolAid. I found this blog post with an amazing color chart for dying silks with KoolAid. I did all the dying in the microwave, in ziplock bags, thanks to a tip from my friend Regina. Basically that means no mess. Basically pour 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 3-4 packs of KoolAid into a ziplock freezer bag and heat for 3 minutes, let sit for 3 minutes and rinse. Then hang to dry (or throw in the dryer for 5 minutes if your children are begging for them). THATS IT! :)
dharma trading post for $5.35 each I think. Even with shipping and KoolAid they were still around $6 total. Much better than $14. I must have purchased 50 packs of Kool Aid in all the primary colors! I went several places and Wal-Mart had the best selection. They had all the colors I needed and then some! I didn't have enough silk left to make some pink. Maybe for Christmas?
Can you guess who Anastasia is pretending to be? I really enjoyed this project because it was quick, easy and super rewarding. All the Kool Aid brought me back to my own sugar-induced childhood. I think I drank gallons of that stuff. The scary thing is, my hands are still green and blue from yesterday's dying adventure. All I can think is what all that color does to one's insides?? Yikes! I am so glad I can pass on the beauty of Kool Aid to my children in another way. :) hehe.
Now go buy some silk and add some color and creativity to your life!