I love party streamers! They are an inexpensive way to transform any room into a festive party place. When planning Audrey's Watercolor Party, Lindsay suggested trying to dye white streamers to mimic the look of watercolor. We were both skeptical if it would work but I gave it a shot anyhow. After a couple of failed attempts I came up with a technique that worked and couldn't wait to share my method with you.
You need to gather some basic supplies. Most can be found in your kitchen:
-white party streamers
Fill your glass bowls with a tiny amount of water. I think I used about a cup and a half. Add your selected food coloring colors to the water. I used 15 drops of each color to get the intensity I was looking for.
Place your crepe paper roll into the bowl and let it absorb the water.
Allow the dyed crepe paper party streamers to dry on your cooling racks.
-Don't use too much water! The crepe paper absorbs the water quickly and will become soggy and unusable if you use too much.
-Give yourself a few days drying time. I made my party streamers the day before Audrey's party and spent a good portion that night drying them with a hair dryer.
-Buy a few extra white crepe paper rolls and test out your method. Depending on the color saturation you're looking for, you may want to use less/more food coloring than I did.