Post # 1
Ok so our party favors (or part of them) just came in. The idea is to fill them with white and purple candy inside of purple tissue paper. We are adding a sticker to the front of each box with our logo, names and date…. but what I want to do is turn those ribbons purple.
I would normally just say f it and buy more ribbon in the color I want…. but there is 500 ribbons ready to go, pre cut….. but the wrong color.
Can I just dye them? Has anyone ever had to dye satin ribbon?
I found a few websites that carry deep purple dye which is what I would need, but I have no idea how to go about with this.
Should I dye them? Or buy new ones? Thanks!!!!!
Post # 2
Oh and we bought them in white.
Post # 3
no way I would bother. Not worth the time and effort, no one will care or notice.
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
well, if it makes any difference, the boxes are not assembled, so the ribbons are all in packs separetedly.
Believe me if I had to do all that, I wouldn’t even be asking hahaha
Post # 7
sharpie marker. believe it or not, ribbon takes sharpie ink really well.
Post # 8
Really? I had no idea! That’s good to know haha.
I don’t know if that’d be a good idea in my case though, I have 500 of those stupid ribbons to dye…. I am doing an assembly line for the favors with family and friends since we have so many (a few bottles of wine, some music…. turn it into a party haha) I’d feel really bad of the person in charge of painting the ribbons. I kind of want to take care of that myself, that way we all do less work on assembly day.
Thanks though, that’s a really good idea 😀
Post # 9
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 # 10
I don’t think they can make it in purple… I’m thinking about maybe leaving the bow white and having the purple tissue inside of the box, poke fromt he top of the box, kind of like a gift bag and tissue paper spilling over kind of thing.
By The Way I’m bored at work and totally edited the logo, so here it is haha. We engraved it on our toast flutes and then this. We kind of love it
Post # 11
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 # 12
That process sounds too easy not to try… I do need all 500 so I may do the test on a couple of them, and if they turn out like crap, then I’ll sharpie in the color like another PP said.
I think I’m going to try it out, if it works, peachy! purple ribbons yay! If it doesn’t, oh well! white it is!
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
So wait, why can’t you just make the whole logo purple?
Post # 14
That seems like a whole lot of effort for something literally no one will remember.
Post # 15
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.