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Article: DIY: How to dye flowers


DIY: How to dye flowers

Whilst browsing through Pinterest last week we discovered this fun DIY hand-dyed flower project; turning ordinary flowers into beautiful colourful blooms by using just a few drops of food colouring... And we just had to try it out for ourselves!
Hand-dying flowers at home is a creative way to make a fun and quirky gift, and using recycled glass jars as vases means they look pretty whilst they're dying too. This project is super easy, doesn't require any expensive tools or skills and can be an educational fun experiment for kids too!
you will need
White roses, carnations, or any other long stemmed flower.
Glass vases or jars
Food colouring Sharp scissors
Select your flowers of choice: Daisies, Carnations and Roses work well.
Cut the stems diagonally, chopping a couple of inches off each stem.
Fill your glass jars with water and add 15 - 20 drops of food colouring; the amount of food colouring to add depends on the hue you're trying to achieve.
Add your freshly cut flowers into the glass jars and leave for 2 - 3 days.
The veins in the flower stems will suck the coloured water from the bottom of the stems all the way to the tips of the flower petals.
While the flowers are dying, you could make your own card to match the bouquet if you're planning on presenting them as a gift.
Once the flowers have reached the desired colour, remove them from the coloured water and place in fresh water.

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