I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #KoolOff #CollectiveBiasSummer is almost here and with it comes the heat. I just love hot summer days and nights. I’ve found there’s no better way to escape the summer heat than with a cool beverage. Know what else I’ve also found? Kool-Aid isn’t just a summertime juice drink, it’s also a perfect, food safe, yummy-smelling dye, for making crafts… Like these tissue paper flowers. The way the Kool-Aid dyes the tissue paper with pastel colors is just great. The flowers you make with the hand dyed tissue paper are beautiful accessories that can be added to any gift or even given to a party host on their own.
I went to Walmart for all of the supplies I needed. There, I was easily able to find the new and convenient 96 oz Ready-To-Drink Kool-Aid bottles and also the .13 oz packets. (I found both worked equally as well for dying the tissue paper.)
The first part of this craft is making the colorful and fruity smelling tissue paper. Pour and/or mix the Kool-Aid in small glass dishes. Then cut the tissue paper into 5″ strips. Leave the tissue paper folded, and dip the end into the Kool-Aid. Don’t leave it in too long. The tissue paper will wick up the coloring, creating the pastely, soft gradiated colors. Hang it to dry. My backyard was beautiful with all of the colorful drying papers and it smelled great too! 🙂
Once your tissue paper has dried, it’s time to make the Flowers. I decided to make my flowers similar to Poppies. Below are the supplies and steps needed to make the flowers.
Step 1: Cut a Q-tip in half and wrap doubled-up floral wire around it.
Step 2: Wrap the Q-tip with tissue paper, holding it in place with floral tape.
Step 3: Cut a long strip of tissue paper and fold it lengthwise. Cut and fringe the side with the fold.
Step 4: Wrap it around the Q-tip several times and tape in place with the floral tape.
Step 5: Cut pieces of your Kool-Aid dyed tissue paper and make the upper edges rounded to look like flower petals. Crinkle them a little bit for some texture.
Step 6: Take a few “petals” at once and put them in place. Spread them out a bit before taping the bases with the floral tape. Repeat until they look full.
That’s it! I just LOVE the way these turned out.
I dare you to find an event that these beautiful tissue paper flowers wouldn’t be appropriate for. Plus, with the fruity smell, they will certainly become a conversation piece.
Bye the way, I think one of these events would be a lot of fun to attend if one is happening near you… Swing bye and check it out.
Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart to help promote the new 96oz bottles! There will be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!
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