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berry dyed stars

We have quickly fallen in love with fruit dying around here. Have you ever attempted it? I have a couple of fun party projects to share that we have been dying. It is the perfect medium to work with on warm summer afternoons. Today, simple paper bag stars become all natural summer decorations when soaked in berry juice and strung with straws.

To make the stars try cutting up a paper bag, the added store printed text beneath the dye lends a great touch. Boil down two cups of berries with equal parts water and dip each star into the mixture (once cooled). Let dry. The dyed coloring on the paper will darken as the papers dry.

Create the festive stars and stripes bunting by cutting down striped straws and stringing through the center of each star and each straw. Hang above the brunch table for a refreshingly natural take on Fourth of July decor.


  • Lena
    June 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    How gorgeous!

  • tere
    June 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    This is beautiful! I bet your kid had a blast making these.

  • Freya
    June 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Um, brilliant!

  • Lissa (Bellenza)
    June 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Such a great project! (I do have to say, too, the photo of the star soaking in the berry mixture is so artistic!)

  • Nicole
    June 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

    So beautiful! I have too many berries in my fridge – what a great way to use them up so they won’t spoil.

  • Shawna Walker from SuiteLife
    June 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Such a cute idea! My cousin used kool aide to do something simular.

  • Ivriniel
    August 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Very pretty! However, I think I’d eat the berries before I had a chance to make them into dye. :D


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