Party favors are in, but I want to dye the ribbons purple, can I do that? (Pic)

posted 2 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

no way I would bother.  Not worth the time and effort, no one will care or notice.

Post # 4
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

MrsPiggles:  I think it would be much easier to just buy ribbon in the color you want then to take the time and effort to dye all those ribbons. Or just stick with the white/ivory color they are – sounds like you are going to have more than enough purple with the candy and tissue paper. No one else is going to notice/care about the ribbons. 

Post # 5
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It would be way more work to untie them, iron them flat so the dye absorbs evenly, dye them, iron them again, then re- tie them, than to just get new ribbons. Or, just live with the white ribbons.

Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee

sharpie marker. believe it or not, ribbon takes sharpie ink really well.

Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would just make your label have some purple in it.  The white looks fine and no one will notice whether the ribbon is white or purple!

Post # 11
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

Its really really dependent on what the ribbons are made of, if they’re silk satin, cotton satin or poly satin. 

If you dont need all 500 ribbons, I would buy a box of dye and do a small test dye. If it works out the way you want it, it would be SO easy to get a strainer or something from the dollar store, put all your ribbons in and then submerse them in the dye and take and rinse them all out when they’re done in the strainer, then put them in a small mesh bag or something and throw them in the dryer. 

Post # 13
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

So wait, why can’t you just make the whole logo purple?

Post # 14
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

That seems like a whole lot of effort for something literally no one will remember.

Post # 15
209 posts
Helper bee

There is a 99.5% chance your ribbons are either polyester or nylon, becauase they are much, much cheaper than cotton or silk. Neither polyester nor nylon will absorb dye at all. They’ll just stay their original colour. I would take one of the other suggestions in this thread if you want to add some purple.

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