Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tea-stained Doilies

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One of my favorite pastimes is to go to small antique shops and peruse lovely vintage textiles, which I use often for crafting.  If you are like me, you love the look and feel of antique lace.  If you are time-pressed, you can make you own antique-look lace by washing new lace in tea or coffee. 

You will need:  lace or lace doilies (mine were 3/$0.99 at the 99¢ store)
Dark coffee or tea such as an espresso roast coffee or English breakfast tea
Paper towels

Start by brewing your beverage of choice. 

Place the lace inside the brew. Allow to sit for approximately one hour. 

Pat dry with paper towel and then place on another and allow to air dry. You may choose to leave overnight for darker results based on your preference. Also, if you note, the left doily has a pinker hue. That specific doily was tea-stained, and the other was stained by using coffee. 

After you stain your doilies, you may use them for adorable Victorian-inspired potpourri or tea sachets like these.  To view the tutorial to make these, please visit the post in the archives here.

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