Thursday, February 25, 2010

Antiqued Peonies








I saw these gorgeous peonies at a consignment shop and loved them. They were a little too bright for me so I thought about bleaching them a bit to bring down the color but decided to try out some coffee staining. The look is fabulous and I am obsessed with the idea of coffee dying any faux flower I ever come across. There are 4 of these beauties for sale here in my Etsy shop...
I dipped the flower head in some instant coffee mix and water, dabbed onto a towel and then put on a cookie sheet in the oven for 10 minutes on 290 degrees. I watched them carefully to make sure nothing would melt at that temp and they turned out great!

8 comments:

Carol Mae said...

These flowers are so beautiful, I love the coffee antiquing you did on them. Happy Sunday, Carol Mae

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,deaar Angela,

You flowers are really SO beauty!!!

I like it too!-)***

Many love and blessings,

***Violetta***

KarenSue said...

How smart are you! They look real to me.

Hope Ellington said...

They are gorgeous! I love to dye things with this method. Never thought of using an old flower though. Your blog is lovely!
XO~Hope

Rhonda said...

Beautiful Angela! I coffee stain with instant coffee all the time. If anything gets too dark, just rinse in warm water. Your photos are gorgeous! I know you are ready for spring! xoxoxo

Gail said...

great idea angela!! can't wait to try it:)

Shopgirl said...

Never would have thought to do this..wonderful idea and really pretty. I might just give this a try...Have a nice Sunday, Mary

Signs and Salvage said...

Sooooo pretty!! I love them!!! You are so inspiring;)


ps...the word verification on your comments say "puper" for me this time. Sorry...gave me the giggles:):)