How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors

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How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors
A deep-blue rose. (Blue rose image by Azazirov from Fotolia.com)

Flower crafts provide you with endless potential ways to decorate your home and awe friends and loved ones. Making white flowers turn different colours with your floral arrangement crafts doesn't involve very much work but stirs feelings of wonder in those who observe them. From shades of blue and green to deep black and virtually any colour in between, making your white flowers turn different colours at home proves to be an easy task to accomplish.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 3 vases of clean water (56.7gr. each)
  • Small garden sheers
  • Assorted food colouring
  • 3 white flowers
  • 3 glass dishes
  • Plastic pipettes

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place three small vases containing clear water in a cool area that only receives artificial light.

    How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors
    Assorted small vases (vases image by monregard from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Choose three white flowers of any variety. Many flower varieties come in white such as roses, carnations, orchids, lilies and many more. Depending on the type of floral craft you want to achieve, choose any type of white flower.

    How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors
    A blooming white moonflower. (white flower image by SKYDIVECOP from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Snip approximately 1/8 of an inch from the bottom of each flower's stem. Cut the stems at an acute angle, giving each stem a point. Use small pruning sheers from your garden if you have them.

    How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors
    Cut the stems at an angle. (rose cut image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Insert each flower into each one of the three vases.

  5. 5

    Mix your own colours into each glass bowl. To mix a deep out-of-this-world purple hue administer approximately 30 drops of blue food colouring with 20 drops of red food colouring. For a bright, bold and attractive orange tone, administer approximately 40 drops of yellow to 15 drops of red. Experiment with your own colour variations to create striking and unusual colours in each of the three bowls.

    How to Make White Flowers Turn Into Different Colors
    A tube of food dye (dye image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Suck up the dye from each bowl using a separate pipette for each.

  7. 7

    Squeeze the contents of each pipette into each vase of clear water.

  8. 8

    Allow the flowers between five and 12 hours to fully soak up the colour in the water. If a bolder colour is desired, double the amounts of food dye in the water.

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