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July 11, 2012

DIY Flower Crafts

How to Dye Flowers

July 11, 2012
Supplies for dyeing flowers

Flower dyeing supplies.

Do you want to experiment with coloring flowers a vibrant pink or an unnatural blue? Follow this step-by-step guide to adding some pizazz to an ordinary white flower and learn how to dye flowers!

1) Start with a white flower with a long stem. Carnations are an easy choice to dye as they take to the dye very well.

2) Make sure the flowers are very thirsty before you begin. This will cause the entire flower to dye, rather than just the tips of the petals, which can happen if the flower is already hydrated. Leave the flowers out of water for a day (unless they seem to start turning brown- then start the dying process before they wilt) to make the flowers “thirsty.”
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