Dip dye flowers

I am big on natural things. I promise I'm not the sort who would nilly willy add coloring to my food or things in general. But the test tube vase I put together recently has proven to be my undoing; they have been beckoning me to do something scientific all week. And all I could think of was this bit of science from primary school.
I cut some white daisies from the garden, popping them into the test tube vase. Then I filled each test tube with water and added a teaspoon of food colouring to each tube and kept my fingers crossed. They worked! In as little as 3 hours.
3 hours later
8 hours later, I removed the flowers from the dye. I honestly don't mind the coloured tips -they are quite pretty. I just may have do further experiments with this. All in the name of science, of course.
8 hours later
Do you remember this science project from primary school too?

57 Responses to Dip dye flowers

Clara Turbay said...

nice pics!

kathy said...

I actually haven't done this before, but I'd love to try it!
The flowers look amazing :)
Wow, three hours? I didn't realise that it would work THAT fast
xxx

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

this looks SO pretty. we made rock candy in school instead (maybbeeee america has a weight problem for a reason - we play with sugar instead of flowers!)

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rooth said...

Those are so cute! I remember doing that with celery - not as adorable

Robots in Trouble said...

that is FREAKING awesome trish! I've heard of this before but i don't know anyone who has really done it! good job!

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look see said...

That's brilliant, love it!

Orla Harrington said...

They are so pretty! :) I love this post, now I wanna do it too! We never did this at school, but maybe I'll do it with the kids I nanny :) Thanks!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Don't recall any science experiments this pretty:p That is pretty neat!

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and I also did it when I was in elementary school <3

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kyaaa, its pretty xD
and I also did it when I was in elementary school <3

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-------------- said...

kyaaa, its pretty xD
and I also did it when I was in elementary school <3

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-------------- said...

kyaaa, its pretty xD
and I also did it when I was in elementary school <3

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Shop N' Chomp said...

I don't recall doing this in school but I like it! Very fun idea :D

Ann said...

Cute and pretty!

Gaby said...

this is so cool! really glad i found your blog - yay for sydney bloggers! x

Kelsea @ Pink Wonderland said...

Hehe oh yes, the flowers in dyed water. It's like ombre or dip dye for flowers! =) Such a fitting use for your test tube vase set!

Miek said...

I've heard of it, bit I've never done it.
It looks so cool!

Antonella C'est moi said...

That' s brilliant..love it!!!

Miss K said...

We never had this science project at school. First time I read about it. The effect is great. Well done!

Sootjeelina said...

It looks so cool!

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Well... said...

Oh yeah, I remember this! Way to bring it back in such a beautiful way :)

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caise said...

such a great idea!

Katie Frank said...

wow those flowers are very good idea. + those look so cool ! and beautifu..
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paisleysummer said...

What a cool experiment! I love the way the petal tips are the darkest x

Wynne Prasetyo said...

i never got to do this in my high school, or ever in my life! what kind of food coloring chemicals is best to do this? do the flowers survive for long too?



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Anna said...

OMG Trishie!!! haha this is amazing - did you know they were going to do that? Maybe I just didn't pay enough attention in Science class but I never would have thought to have done something like this, but also, never would have expected such a perfect and pretty result. Love the idea (I wish you had an etsy store and sold those test tube wooden block vase things..so technical haha)I just reallyyy love it.

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Pink Ronnie said...

Soooo pretty Trishie. Such a cool idea.
Ronnie xo

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~April~ said...

How neat! I don't remember doing that as a school project. But I'm definitely going to try it out now! :)

Benedetta (Daddy's neatness) said...

wow that cute idea darling! These flowers are adorable!!! ;D

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Erica said...

Putting those test tube vases to good use I see!

Love this. Bookmarking for the future. :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

That is SO awesome!! I have never seen this before. We didn't do cool stuff like that in school. You should pin that on Pinterest!!

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Donna said...

What a brilliant idea! They look lovely :)

Luna said...

No, we didn't do this one Trishie. But remember the TV ad with the chalk and blue dye, Colgate Toothpaste? We asked our Science Teacher if we could do that and it worked! Your dye flowers are prettier though.

indie by heart said...

Ooh, I din't know that would happen to flowers! :o Cute.

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Bree said...

Wow, the flowers look pretty cool :D

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Eimear OReilly said...

this is the funnest thing ive ever seen, so ganna show my kids this like in 10 years when im a mammy haha!!

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Gillian said...

That's so cool! I don't remember that experiment from school - I'm sure I would have paid more attention in science if i'd seen that.

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Sam said...

Lurv the end result of your experiment, what a great new way to add colour to a floral arrangement!

oomph. said...

yes, i totally remember doing this. i think they are so pretty with the ombre petals!

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honey my heart said...

i do remember doing this in elementary school, and your flowers turned out great :)

littlemissandrea said...

I totally remember this project! The flowers turned out so pretty for you!

Diva In Me said...

This is so cool! I even shared it with my friend who's just beside me and I think we will try it out soon =D The flowers are so pretty! =)

Belle said...

I don't think I've ever done this, but it's pretty!

Love, Belle

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, I had no idea this was possible!! Love these blooms, very cute.

Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today said...

I've heard about it but I never tried it. It looks simply beautiful. Thank you for a good tip.

Albertina said...

ha!! I love it!! I like the result. fab photos too

S said...

Wow!!! This is incredible!!!
I wanna try it too!
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Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Wow I'll definitely try this! very pretty:)
x

Ice Pandora said...

I so gonna try this
out! I want to have
pink and blue flowers
as well c:

xx

MarĂ­a Lapetiteblonde said...

ohh lovely dear!!really love all!!
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Debie Grace said...

Wow! That i magic! Hahaha So pretty! :)

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Such pretty daisies! I do remember this experiment except we used carnations instead of daisies :)

So pretty!

Punctuation Mark said...

This is such a cute idea.... Hope you're having a nice one!

lynnette said...

Omygosh!! :D That's pretty awesome. Who would've thought primary school science could be so cool.

Katrina said...

This is such a cool idea! I will definitely have to try this!