Tie dye roses

If you're wondering why my roses look somewhat psychedelic, that's because I did a little experiment with them. A tie dye experiment.
The first time I came across tie dye roses was at my local florist; I was paying for some flowers when I spied a single stalk of orange and pink rose hiding behind the counter. It wasn't for sale but that gave me the idea of creating my very own. And that's how this project was born.

To create your own tie dye roses, you will need white roses, jars, food colouring, and a sharp utility knife

With the knife, very carefully cut the stem lengthwise in half, making sure it doesn't snap.
Add food coloring to the jars and top up with water (I use about 3 teaspoons for 1 cup water). The colour pairs I chose was yellow and pink, blue and green followed by blue and red.

Place each half of the stems into the jars of coloured water.
3 hours later...you will be able to start seeing some colour in your roses.
And this is what they look like 24 hours later. I found that pink and yellow dyes worked the best in providing even colour.
Tie dye rose experiment success! I am thinking next time I will try to quarter the stems so each rose will 4 colours in them. How groovy would that be?
Will you be trying this crafty project?

69 Responses to Tie dye roses

Kei said...

wow!! Next time I get white roses I am so doing this!! Thanks for sharing! the pink and yellow rose looks so pretty <3

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Peiji said...

oh wow these are beautiful, would have never thought of doing this :p

caise said...

what a great idea!

Sam said...

Hi Dear, this is a brilliant idea, the roses look so romantic and unusual! I didn't realise it was this easy to create, thanks so much for the fantastic idea.

Lucent Imagery said...

Wow, girl. You are amazing. This looks so gorgeous. I never knew this could be done. I don't do fiddly DIYs, but I will definitely admire your handiwork! x

honey my heart said...

this is an awesome diy. i've put white roses in 1 dye before, but love how 2 colors can be created.

Kelsea Echo said...

This is the prettiest idea ever!! Wow. Will definitely link your colorful roses on my blog. Can't wait to see how the quartered ones turn out!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

They look so pretty and unique like this. I think I might just try this DIY. Thanks for sharing!

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EV said...

This is fantastic<3 Just beautiful~

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Shoe Bell(i)e said...

That is pretty neat! Really pretty...

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

OH my gosh, I love this and it's actually something I can do--I'm normally the laziest diy-er, ha!
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Ali W. said...

Oh my gosh, these are SO pretty. K, I have to admit that when McKay brings me NEON pink daisies I don't love them...but I LOVE these! Gorgeous900

tinajo said...

They look so pretty, I did that once when I was a kid but have forgotten since - I think I´ll have to try again! :-)

Nicole Sanders said...

That is so cool. Hippie little roses..love it:)

Anouka said...

I didn't know that one could do this. The effect looks amazing!

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nancy said...

:O I am speechless! What an awesome experiment! I must try it. Do you think it would work with other white flowers as well?

Rosa Banana said...

Great idea, would have never thought of doing this. You did a good job, they're so pretty! I think, I've seen that kind of natural roses as well.
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Gaby said...

love it, they look great!

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Paulina said...

Wow awesome!! <3

josephinechoo said...

Wow,nice!!! I love that! And i think you're really creative.I'm gonna some day when someone buy me white roses.I think i will request from him.Hahaha..

Catherine said...

Trishie these looks so pretty:) I've actually never seen roses dyed like that and the two colours on the one flower is so clever. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Patricia González Fernández said...

wowwwww!! it's fantastic and really beautiful!!!
i think i'll try it =)

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Celeste @ Becoming beautiful said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Such an easy way to do customized roses too. I remember first learning of this idea in high school and paying top dollars to the florists who did it. Why didn't I just DIY? D'oh.

rooth said...

This is such a cute idea and easy too!

I may have to try this with some really funky colours

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How beautiful!!! I'll definitely be trying this out. Brilliant :) xoxo

Erica said...

You always see this dye technique with carnations, but never roses. I love the subtle delicate color they get. Lovely.

Sandra said...

Awesome! I didn't know they can change color like that!

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little t said...

I love this- sooooo pretty!

Sunny & Star said...

What an amazing idea. These are so beautiful. How long did it take for the petals to change colors?

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We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

this is so cool, great idea!

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Elle Sees said...

Just so prett!!!!

helen said...

this is super amazing! does it harm the flowers at all? great job :)

Gillian said...

I love this idea! So creative and easy. I will try it - I think the kids would enjoy seeing it happen.

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ally said...

they look fab
we did jonquils this year - they soaked up the colour beautifully
will try tie-dyed next time!!

indie by heart said...

Whaat.. So pretty! ^^


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Nee said...

i love those beautiful roses, the idea is really great i have to try this one out:)

Mariana said...

WOW!!
Food color?? I've had no idea.
And they look so pretty!
I'm going to try this soon, I think.:)

Stephanie said...

This is so cool! I have to try this!

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anurbanexplorer said...

oh my god! that is so gorgeous! i am totally going to try this now! =O

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Diana Marks said...

This is such a lovely and creative DIY! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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Mimi said...

oh my gosh, this is by far the coolest thing i've ever seen!!! :D

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, love this DIY project - thanks for sharing, will definitely give it a go!

livlovelaugh said...

ok, this is seriously awesome. Totally going to try it.

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Jenee C. said...

These are so pretty! I feel inspired to try my own. I love the photos you took as well, great composition.

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Stephanie G said...

I've always wondered how this was done - thanks for sharing ;) The red and yellow ones look especially amazing!

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Prisilia Felicia said...

whoa this is seriously great! gonna try it soon :D just found out your blog, really inspiring! I'm a new follower :D

paisleysummer said...

Wow interesting results. Very pretty x

Sam said...

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Dilan Dilir said...

oh lovely diy :D

Diva In Me said...

Wow!! This DIY is not difficult to do. Looks like I've found something which I can actually do it myself =D The roses does look interesting!

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Magda Fleurimond said...

WOOOW very pretty, so want to try that!
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FAIIINT said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Such a brilliant idea, I can't believe they turned out so well! I'm definitely going to have to try this out myself sometime, I think they'd make a lovely & unique gift too.

Nettie's Blog said...

very clever trishi...i have done that with cloth but never thought of flowers...thank you for sharing...i will be sure to try it when my roses bloom this year...XXXX

Mica said...

What a great idea! Love the results! thank you for sharing, it looks so easy to do but so beautiful :)

Sharlynn said...

Omg...that is so awesome, so much cooler than normal roses! I need to try that soon!

Peach Macarons said...

Amazing! I've never seen this done before. Love it so clever x

Juanita said...

Definitely a success!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

These are so beautiful and simple! Love your blog, glad I found it, now a follower

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Beauty Box said...

This is so simple but amazing! And it only takes three hours...

Hena Tayeb said...

so pretty.

Le Petite Moustache said...

I love the ones with the blue dye used... the colours are so vivid around the edges, and blend in so nicely with the rest of the petals
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Debie Grace said...

So clever. I wanna try this!! :)

Suzanna said...

I am so excited to try this!!!!

Kristyn Assise said...

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Lisa said...

These are beautiful! Oh my goodness that yellow and pink one. Gorgeous.