The summer months are filled with patriotic holidays, so starting with Memorial Day our red, white and blue decorations begin. I add more for Flag Day (June 14th) and then of course all the festive decorations appear for the 4th of July. Long live the red, white and blue!! We are a very patriotic family, so proud of being an American and we live it every day but on our Nation’s holidays we really go all out! (can you hear me humming the Star-Spangled Banner?)
I wanted something new for this patriotic season but didn’t wish to buy anything else. I have been seeing these little dyed rice candle holders on Pinterest and thought I would try one.
I found a sweet little clear vase and grabbed some rice and food coloring.
3 cups of uncooked white rice (1 cup for each color)
2 Ziplock freezer baggies
Blue food coloring
Red Food Coloring
Pour 1 cup of rice into each of the 2 ziplock freezer baggie (1 cup in each baggy).
Add blue food coloring to one, close the ziplock and mix it by massaging the rice through the baggie with my fingers until the desired shade was reached (you can keep adding a few drops of food coloring each time until you like it) .
Repeat this same step with the red color and the other baggie.
Start with the red rice, pour the rice into the vase and level it out. Add the undyed white rice and end with the blue rice.
A little tea candle can buried into the rice until the top is level with the rice. Done!
Using the baggies makes absolutely no mess and no clean up, just throw them away:))