16 December 2016

#GoneGreen2016 | Day 264 | Sustaining Life | DIY Turmeric Dyed Cards

Day 264 / 365
My blogger buddy, Faye Lessler has created and shared some bad ass seasonal and sustainable food recipes on the blog throughout the year. She's an amazing and diverse blogger (and human) and came up with some awesome last minute DIY mason jar treats for your loved ones that basically let you gift everyone on your list. You can find more of Faye's incredible creations and awesome outfit posts, amongst other stories, on her blog, Sustaining Life, here. Below are her words and creations as part of a 4 part series from her!
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To follow up the mason jar recipe Faye shared in the previous three posts, she also came up with this awesome DIY to help you make your own cards to make the present complete! Here's the how to:

Wrapping your Holiday Treats

What you need:
  • A few scraps of watercolor paper
  • 3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water
  • Brown paper bags or a roll of kraft paper
  • Twine or cooking string
  • A few sprigs of Christmas tree
Directions:
  1. Cut the watercolor paper into your desired size (mine are about 3x2 inches).
  2. In a small pot, bring turmeric powder and water to a boil. Lower to simmer.
  3. While simmering, dip watercolor cards into the turmeric solution. I had a great time playing with the different shapes and patterns I could make just with dipping the paper in different ways!
  4. Set cards on a flat surface to dry for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Cut up your brown paper grocery bag or break out the kraft paper.
  6. Simply roll the mason jars into a piece of paper, folding the edges in as you go.
  7. Rather than reaching for the tape to hold your gift wrapping together, use twine, ribbon or string. Since the kraft paper is not very slippery, wrapping twine around your gifts and tying it with a bow should hold everything together neatly. 
  8. Write names on your turmeric-dyed cards, punch a hole in the corner, and tie them on to your little packages with a sprig of Christmas tree or eucalyptus.

- Follow Faye on her blog Sustaining Life HERE - 
all photos by Faye!

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