That's right. I said "beet dyed onesies".
Weird? Probably. But I didn't start coloring my baby's undershirts with food all at once. There was a method to my madness and it all started here when I made these:
And I love them. And I started to think if I could dye them with tea maybe I could dye them with other staining foods....like beets. Which coincidentally are delicious to eat when chilled and pickled. And even better when mixed with spinach and peas and blue cheese and where was I? Oh yea...staining clothes.
So I tried the beets. I used the same steps as I did with the tea dying but used beet juice from canned beets instead. (You can find those steps and instructions here )
The outcome looked like this:
I left one onesie in longer than the other and you can tell...I like the darker one better. It came out a nice, dusty, muted, rose color that I really like.
I am happy with the results and I'll feel a lot better about putting my baby Ruth in these redone onesies than the dingy hand-me-downs they started out as.
PS---I'm planning a little experiment with some other foods as well...like tomatoes...I'm hoping for a nice orangy red. But we'll see. It may be a sad, soggy craft fail.