Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween YoFo Link-Up! (Natural Dye With Tea)

I’m so excited to share this Vegan YoFo HALLOWEEN EDITION Linkup with you today! 

What is VeganYoFo? A few of us put together a group of VeganMoFo participants who wanted to keep in touch throughout the year. , We've named our community VeganYoFo (Year Of Food). We will be holding regular themed linkups like this one throughout the year!

I will be doing several posts that I can link up with. Today I thought I would dig into my crafting archives and tell you about a VEGAN way to naturally color and dye things for paper crafts.


YUP! That's right! We are using TEA for this project.


Depending on what you are doing you can use loose leaf and use the infused tea water and/or you can use tea bags!


Here's a photo of me using paper in tea water and letting it dry!


I decided to also try this for a tag and/or bookmark! It worked well!


Here's the finished product.


I also used it to shade in certain parts of this image! The sleeve and the candle! If you would like more step-by-step instructions my original post is still active on my old blog and can be found HERE. Yes...this is from 2011 but still is a great way to incorporate tea into your crafts and play around with natural colorings and dyes.

NOW...let's see your VEGAN related Halloween Posts!



22 comments:

  1. That is such a cool idea Jennifer! I hate buying paints for my kids, those chemicals can't be good for the environment. I might have to introduce painting/dyeing with teas!

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    1. Use all sorts of teas! The black teas give some really awesome shades. The ones with Hibiscus in them give nice purple and pink hues. Green teas have a lighter side of things. Rooibos and Honeybush are others you could try, too! NOW...there is a BLUE tea which is pretty awesome, too!

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  2. I've used turmeric and beet juice, but have never heard of using teas. Really cool idea, and beautiful crafting!

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    1. Those are both really great things to use, too! I always get Turmeric EVERYWHERE when I use it! LOL

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  3. Those tags would be the coolest for Halloween goodie bags! Also loving the Vegan Halloween blog party--submitted a couple of fun posts. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for jumping and participating! I will certainly be commenting (if I haven't already!)

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  4. Hi Jen,
    I love your awesome natural tea dye Halloween project! Where are you going to hang this! Happy Halloween to you!

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    1. This one I did a while ago! I did hang it up in the house for a bit! I think I might have to do it again soon :)

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  5. That's very nice. Any Halloween party coming up, got your costume ready?

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    1. I'm always a last minute type person with my costumes - if I even dress up at all! LOL

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  6. Awesome idea to use tea as a dye! I love the crafts you made with it! :)

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  7. Such a great idea using tea and fun results, thanks!

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    1. Thanks! There are other things like Beets, Turmeric, Hibiscus as well :) I should post about that soon, too!

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  8. Love your project and once I'm back of hols I will definitely get onto a Halloween post to link up with.

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    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  9. OMG - you are really talented. That card is awesome! I wish we lived closer so we could have crafting nights together =)
    Oooh I bet your tea dying would work with food too!

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    1. Awww thanks! You are so sweet! I would love to do crafting nights with ya! That would be awesome!

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  10. Yay! I finally got a Halloween recipe done & submitted =)

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    1. Oh YAY! I will be over soon to check it out! Thanks for linking up!

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