When you have a batch of beautiful roses saving them can keep the memory of the occasion in which you got them alive forever. Over time, your roses will dry out and lose some of their color, which is why dipping them in dye can help to revive their original look or even add a funky new color such as blue or purple. You can dye fresh white roses to give them a new color or dye silk white roses.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup of aluminum potassium sulfate
- Metal spoon
- 4 drops of food dye in the color of your choice
- White rose, dried, fresh or silk
- Shellac spray
Mix together in a large bowl 2 cups of water with ½ cup of aluminum potassium sulfate using a metal spoon. Add four drops of a food dye in the color of your choice and stir once more.
Hold your rose upside-down and submerge it into your dye mixture. Slowly stir the dye mix with the rose bud for 30 seconds then remove and let excess mixture drip off over old newspaper. Place in a vase and allow to dry overnight. For silk flowers stir for an additional 30 seconds to allow dye to permeate the weave of silk.
Mix up more dye and re-dip the flower bud if you want a darker color. Once satisfied with the dried color spray your entire rose with a mist of clear shellac. This will preserve your rose and its color while providing a shine to it. Allow to dry according to the brand’s drying time.