We have quickly fallen in love with fruit dying around here. Have you ever attempted it? I have a couple of fun party projects to share that we have been dying. It is the perfect medium to work with on warm summer afternoons. Today, simple paper bag stars become all natural summer decorations when soaked in berry juice and strung with straws.

To make the stars try cutting up a paper bag, the added store printed text beneath the dye lends a great touch. Boil down two cups of berries with equal parts water and dip each star into the mixture (once cooled). Let dry. The dyed coloring on the paper will darken as the papers dry.

Create the festive stars and stripes bunting by cutting down striped straws and stringing through the center of each star and each straw. Hang above the brunch table for a refreshingly natural take on Fourth of July decor.