This was what I originally saw on Pinterest - seemed easy enough!
Take a rose, cut the stem into four sections, put all for stems into different colored glasses of food coloring, and let the transformation begin!
But I started off great! I had my white roses, my food coloring, some glasses, and a pair of scissors to cut the stems.
Do you know how hard it is to cut a stem into fourths? Very, the answer is very hard. Stems don't grow in a straight line, you have to cut with the curve of the stem and sometimes it's not even. But I tried my best and put all four stems in all four glasses.
I also cut some roses in half and put them in two colors and some roses I just snipped off the end completely and put in one color, just to see how they would turn out.
Some instructions I found online said to wait 24 hours, so after cat-proofing the area as best I could, I gave it 24 hours. No change. I waited 48 hours. Still nothing. Well, practically nothing. The roses that were only in one glass tried to change:
I'm sure there are a lot of variables involved such as how often to cut the stems, what kind of roses should one use, should they be in the sun, is it better to cut with a knife vs. scissors, etc. If anyone has successfully dyed roses, I'd love to see the results, as mine are in the trash.
TOTAL COSTS: $9.99 for a dozen white roses
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 48 hours of nothingness
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
Very easy but a waste of time!