What you need
• White roses
• Food coloring
• Sharp paring knife or razor blade
• Popsicle mold
Trim the stems of your roses so they’re the right height to stand in your tie-dye vessel (aka popsicle mold). Then, using your sharp paring knife or razor blade, carefully split the stem of the rose in two equal halves all the way up
to about 1 inch from the base of the petals. You want to use a very sharp blade for this part because the stem of a rose is pretty tough and woody. If the blade you’re using is dull it will be a pain.
Fill the popsicle mold with water, and dye each separate compartment (what do you call those things?) the color you desire. My mold had eight popsicle receptacles, so I was able to place four roses in the mold with one half of the
stem soaking up one color and the other half soaking up another.
Watch and wait!
The longer you leave the stems in the water, the more colorful the petals become. Other posts I read about
this process mentioned splitting the stem in three and even four parts but my hands were not nimble enough to do that accurately. If you can split up your stem into more sections then your awesome tie-dyed roses can have even more colors going on in their hippie dippy petals! I was quite pleased how my two-tone roses turned out.
Originally posted on: hypervocal.com by Katie Ligon