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tea dye!

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what’s goin’ on in here?

it’s our assistant stylist dying book pages with tea! how cool is that? it’s so easy to do- just fill up a plastic container like this with water, drop in some tea bags, and then rip out pages from a book and soak them in it! the result are really cool antique-looking pages that you can use for pretty much whatever you want- you could cover an entire wall with them, or they’d look really cool as backing for a photo album or scrap book!

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i can’t tell you what we’re doing with them, but you’ll find out soon enough…


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elena -June 24, 2010, 3:55PM


Dawn D. Sokol -June 24, 2010, 4:42PM

If you have an oven, you can brush them with coffee, throw them on a cookie sheet and “bake” them at about 200 degrees until they dry. That makes cool vintage paper, too. But I like this method — no oven!

Brittany -June 24, 2010, 6:33PM

My mom and I designed one of our bathrooms with old tea-stained farmer’s almanacs. We lined the walls so it looks like wallpaper. A little light bathroom reading.

Anonymous -June 25, 2010, 4:34AM

I do this ALL the time but its better to use coffee! You’ll get a better effect.

Jane -June 25, 2010, 4:35AM

I do this ALL the time but its better to use coffee! You’ll get a better effect.

Holly -June 26, 2010, 6:26PM

this would be cool as a background for a catalogue!!!

nikki :) -February 7, 2011, 12:32PM

How do you get the pages to stick to the wall?!

Anonymous -May 6, 2011, 11:18PM

Vintage Loves backdrop?

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