Mix about 40 drops of food coloring per cup of water in a glass jar, and then dip the cutlery in the dye. (Tip: For an ombre effect, add more food coloring to the dye and partially dip cutlery in the dye bath again.)
To create a colored ring around the plates, pour the dye mixture into a square or rectangular baking pan (about ½-inch deep). Hold each dish vertically, with the edge touching the dye, and roll the dish in your hands until the entire rim is saturated.
Lay dyed dinnerware on paper towel or newspaper to dry, about 2 hours.
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What You’ll Need:
4-inch cork squares (available at office supply and craft stores)
Draw a heart shape onto the cardstock (make sure your heart is less than 4 inches in size) and cut out.
Place the cardstock heart onto each cork square and use a pencil to trace the shape. Use a craft knife to cut out each heart. (Tip: Use a cutting mat or a thick towel underneath the cork to protect your work surface.)
Lay 2 pieces of thin masking tape across the cork heart to create a unique pattern.
Paint each resulting section with a different color of paint.
Allow paint to dry, about 1 hour, and remove tape.
Tip: To create hearts (or other shapes) skip the masking tape and adhere stickers to the cork board instead. Then paint the entire cork square with one color of paint. Once dry, about 1 hour, remove the stickers to reveal your design.