How often has it happened that you have a specific event or occasion that you want to get flowers for but can’t find the perfect array of colors to suit the theme? Sadly, for us, it’s happened too many times, and it can be rather frustrating to have to settle with second best. So, working with white roses as your template, we’ll show you how you can turn them to any color your heart desires! Of course, you can use this food coloring technique with practically any white flower (like daisies or carnations), but roses are our favorite.
The flowers need to be fresh; if they’re limp or wilted then they may not absorb the water and coloring quite as well.
Making a slated cut in the stem is very important since it prevents the stem from sitting flat at the bottom of the glass which could stop it from taking in the water.
If you want to make it really fancy and have more than one color in a single flower, split the bottom half of the stem so that you have as many segments as you want colors. Then position the flower so that each segment sits in its own glass of food coloring – a bit of tape may help here to ensure that the flower remains upright. After about 24 hours you’ll end up with a rainbow rose instead of a rainbow bunch!