Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Crafty Tuesday: Spring Bouquet

Make this at home, fun and magical :)
Your flowers will change colors before your eyes!!

   Materials * white flowers * food coloring * vase
  1. Start with white flowers. We found that roses, carnations, and daisies work well. If none are growing in your area, pick some up at your local florist.
  2. Prepare a colored solution: we used 20 drops of food coloring for each 1/2 cup of warm water.
  3. Cut the stems to fit your vase, removing at least 2 inches, then set them in the tinted water. You'll start to see results in less than 24 hours.

    How it works. Freshly cut flowers continuously draw water up through their stems, as through a straw. When the water reaches the petals, it evaporates through tiny pores, leaving the dye behind (dye cannot evaporate). Over time, it builds up, coloring the tips of the petals.

    Isn't this great??



cindy said...

i remember doing something like this when i was younger, but i didn't even remember what REALLY went on or anything. somebodies parents set the whole thing up or something

very cool! makes me want to go ahead and do it myself now! :)

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