How to Naturally Dye Baby's Breath #DIY

Floral arranging is a personal love affair of mine. For me, it is utterly relaxing and soothing to my soul. Home decor stores and floral shops can be outrageously expensive! I am always looking for new ways to decorate or enhance the ambiance of my humble abode. One day, I was staring at a vase full of store bought roses that were surrounded by baby's breath. I thought to myself, "baby's breath would sure look amazing in a different color." Light bulb moment here. Alas, I set out to naturally dye bucket loads of this textural wonder.
A Google search turned out to be unhelpful. The methods suggested were ridden with chemicals aka floral dye or required the baby's breath to sit for several hours in a glass full of food coloring. The latter did not work at all. I let the baby's breath sit for 2 full days and it did not change color at all. I even trimmed the stems prior to placing it in the food coloring. Hence, I came up with an entirely new method. Dip, shake, dry, and hang.
Get a very large metal or glass bowl. I used India Tree all-natural food colorings! Squirt 1 to 2 tsp of food coloring and mix with 1/4 cup of water. Take a small branch of baby's breath, dip, and swirl. Tap any excess water and dye back into the bowl. Dry your baby's breath lightly with a paper towel and hang upside down in a cool, dry area. That's all folks! So simple, but as you can see the results are stunning!
Dyed baby's breath makes for an amazing gift for loved ones and right now teacher's gifts! I also have bunches around the house in vases. India Tree dye is all-natural and very concentrated. It worked amazingly.
Note that I did not use baby's breath in the video. I was feeling lazy and did not want to go to the I used a weed instead!
Heather Paulding
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  • Jennifer Vaughan Jennifer Vaughan on Sep 06, 2019

    Are you using freshly cut baby's breath or dried?

  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Feb 02, 2023

    Dried baby's breath began to fall off, & are extremely fragile. Idk how they made it to the dipping stage, & didn't fall off in the water?

  • Cindy Smith Cindy Smith on Mar 14, 2023

    Could you put the colored water in a spray bottle and spritz the baby’s breath and let it dry? Love the idea of adding extra touches of color!

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