I recently posted about helping with a super frugal wedding of my cousin, Sunshine Girl. To say they have a shoe string budget is not correct...these kids have a dental floss budget.
Yep...cheap, crap dental floss.
They were trying to make do with very little when their fairy wedding planners took over. I offered to do decor and flowers.
Dollar store to the rescue. Founds some reasonably realistic looking white roses for the bridesmaids bouquets and some white "silk" polyester rose petals for the flower girls to toss.
"Wouldn't it be pretty if we had some light blue rose petals mixed in with the white ones". Sure Sunshine girl, that would be lovely. Now where to find said petals?
I went on a search. David's Bridal has them for $10.00 a box for 110. The internet had them for $6.00 for a package of 300 but it could take up to 10 days to get them. (cutting it close) A package of 300 for a dollar from my new wedding headquarters Dollar Tree...$1.00. I picked up three.
Then inspiration hit. Could I??? Would it work??? Should I try it????
cheap polyester silk rose petals with Food Coloring.
Yep. I . Am. That. Crazy.
So I did it...
I will show you how I did it and you can be the judge if they look....bluish.
One bag of dollar store flower petals and one blue food coloring
Total cost $1.25
Warm water and paper towels.
Half bottle of blue food coloring to half a pitcher of warm water.