My favorite part is making the rosettes for the lollies. I have literally made over 100 of them with no specific plans for them, but just because it keeps my hands busy. I keep them in a basket in my studio and grab one or three to use once inspiration strikes or if I need a quick package decoration.
Sometimes I find myself pulling out a piece of scrapbook paper and wondering what the heck I was thinking when I bought it. Luckily, it finds new life as a rosette!
I discovered a paper stack that I bought that had all pastel colors. So not me. So I made some rosettes.
Still not me. So I decided to try my hand at dying them. I had some food coloring dye already made for dying doilies and just dipped these suckers in. I love the effect it gave:
Here is a side by side comparison:
I have about 5 or 6 more of these blue rosettes drying for a project I hope to share with you soon.
I also dyed a music paper rosette to see how it turned out and I like that one as well:
Here's a peak at the doilies that started my dye testing:
I'm all ready to incorporate all of these dyed items into a Christmas project. I hope to share it with everyone soon!