Sunday, March 24, 2013

DIY Bi-Colour Rose

Few days ago; I stumbled onto a post by Relaxs Minda about rainbow roses. The colourful flowers looked beautiful. I was tempted; typical of myself always want to try & learn new thing. I went to the florist; bought few stalks of pale yellow roses. Since they don't have white rose; I guess this colour should work. I told the florist I wanted to make colourful flower petals. She then gave some advise on how to make it & told that artificial coloured rose petals will not last longer compared the original. She opened the fridge & took out a bucket of chrysanthemum with the stem submerge in coloured soluble. They use one colour only. She said they use the same process/technique but it took longer days for the petals to be fully covered with the colour. Commercial wise they use special soluble for colouring. At home I found 2 food colouring i.e red and green from my kitchen cabinet. I only have 2 colours so I name this project 'Bi-Colour Rose'. The advantage using food colouring is it is non-poisonous & you can involve children in this project. It is a good science experiment for children too & let them enjoy the process!

The process is pretty easy.
Materials needed:
1)  white rose or pale colour rose (you can try using other types of flower e.g. chrysanthemum, 
     carnation or hydrangea)
     I read from Wikipedia Venezuela Rose is the best whereby it absorbs colours perfectly
2)  containers or cup filled with water
3)  food colouring
4)  scissors or knife to split the stem

Step by step process:
1)  Fill container with water.
2)  Add drops of food colouring (quantity as desired); Stir well.
3)  Use knife or scissors to split end part of the rose's stem
4)  Submerge split stem in different colours

Below are some pictures I took while doing this project. Try it! Enjoy it! Happy weekend.
Pale yellow roses. (6:44 pm; 22/03/2013)
Split stem into two.
Submerge split stem in different colours. (6:45 pm)
8:43 pm (Slightly absorbing the colours)

11:41 pm

Colour fully absorbed.
10:18 am; 23/03/2013
Desk decoration of the day! Bi-coloured roses!
Sharing this on blog hop:
Sew Crafty Angel: Thursday-Sunday Link Party#3
My Turn for us: Co-Host for Wow me Wednesday
Pursuit Of Functional Home : Pin It Monday Hop #3


  1. woahhhh,, thanks for sharing.. so beautiful.. didn't know about this before.. will try it later.. :)

  2. whoa!! Never knew this is doable & florists colour their flowers this way! Will give it a try soon..

    & your card for Amaira reached us today.. Its absolutely gorgeous! And those hair clips are totally adorable.. Will post a pic of her sporting them! :)

  3. Hi MG...
    Wow! it's work! Cantik sekali hasilnya! Thanks for sharing.
    Terima kasih juga krn bersama Relaks Minda :)

  4. This is awsome!!! WOW!


  5. wow, Marge this is awesome. Those roses are so beautiful. I didn't know you could do this. Thanks for sharing and thanks for posting your link on my blog hop this weekend. I'm glad my friends will be able to see this too. Hope to see you next week.
    Angel @

  6. I love this idea. I have to try this with my yellow roses.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

  7. This is SO cool! Thanks for sharing! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

  8. The rose looks really amazing.
    I'll do this for my sister's birthday! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow this is amazing! thanks for sharing, I've always wondered how this was achieved!

    There's a YSL Lipstick to be won over at my blog if you would like to enter? x

    ..F A S H E R N A B L Y - L A T E..

  10. This is sooooo cool! I've dyed flowers just one colour, but never tried to tie dye them! Must try! I happened upon your blog and am your newest follower. I would love if you’d visit me at : the daily savant : and follow if you like! I also have a giveaway on now!

    : signe

  11. Lovely!! I am following you on gfc, wanna follow each other? Let us know! Kisses! ♥

  12. OMG soooo amazing, thanks for sharing it sweetie :)
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC or more?
    Let me know :)


  13. Hey you´ve a great blog!
    Please check out mine
    And if you want we can follow each other here and on bloglovin?
    Let me know!

  14. What a beautiful idea ~ I had no idea you could use ROSES! Can't wait to try....PINNED =) p.s. Found you on the Pin it Hop Party!

  15. This is amazing - I cannot wait to try this!! You've been featured this week. Stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for sharing this great idea & linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

    1. Gasp....Oh my! Thank you so much Cheryl; It meant a lot to me!


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