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Dyed Flowers In Rainbow Hues

In an effort to keep the pretty colors of the weekend alive, we dyed flowers to make a pretty spring bouquet. The result is a bouquet of the most gorgeously colored florals with pretty striping and a perfectly subtle appearance. I absolutely adore them… every one.

dyed flowers

Dyed Flowers are so pretty! Try it out, click for the DIYThe flowers would be a pretty touch for a spring dinner party, to give for Mother’s Day or just to brighten up a rainy April day. And with the kids home this week for spring break, finding crafts that don’t involve slime is hard to come by. ;) Dyed flowers are easy to do and will leave your house with a beautiful result… instead of fluffy slime everywhere. Ha!

How to dye flowers

Dyed Flowers

To make the dyed flowers you will only need a couple of things:

  • Flowers, white and light colors work the best
  • Water & vases
  • Food coloring

pink dyed flowers

dyed flowers tutorialTo create the pretty dyed flowers, I exposed the sharply cut stems of white mums to a food coloring + water mixture. Making sure that before you stick the stems into the water, you cut the ends sharply at an angle. This allows for the most water absorption, meaning the most color absorption as well.

I didn’t use much food coloring (2 drops per cup), mix and match the colors to create your own favorite combos.

Then let the flowers sit in the colored water for about 48 hours. The coolest thing about this project is that the kids can watch the color run up the stem and start filling out the flowers.

Rainbow dyed flowers

Homemade Dyed flowers

And just like that rainbow dyed flowers in any hue you can dream up. Create a large table centerpiece by lining up vases of these or place bunches of mixed colors around the house. Anyway you create the project it is such a great way to welcome in spring.

PS. I designed a spring centerpiece using these dyed flowers that you will be able to see in the floral issue of Styled. magazine right here.

12 Comments

  • Missy
    April 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Happy birthday!!

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  • kat jackson
    April 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

    These are gorgeous and I had no idea you could do this with flowers!

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  • Christi
    April 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful!! That striping effect is just gorgeous!

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  • Lena
    April 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, how gorgeous! I was wondering where these beautiful snaps were coming from on Pinterest today!

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  • Liz
    April 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

    These are SO pretty!

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  • Deb
    April 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Gorgeous spring blossoms! A fun and low stress project!

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  • Freya
    April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    This reminds me of trying to dye flowers for the science fair!

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  • Rosalind
    April 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    These are beautiful. I must try this out.

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  • Glau
    May 18, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Ohhhh worderful.

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