Post # 1
So I am realizing I am going to have a very hard time finding blue flowers that are teal/turquoise color and stumbled accross something that was pretty cool and DIY.
It seems like a pretty simple thing to do but also very scary that if they don’t turn out, I would have a ton of flowers I spent a lot of money on and no flowers 🙁 All you do is cut an inch or so off the flower at an angle and then put it in to dyed water and within 24 hours it is supposed to be all colored. Pretty simple really.
I plan on trying to do some soon. Has anyone dyed their own -real- flowers before?
If you have pictures would be great!
Post # 3
Hmmmm…never heard of this! I might have to try it myself!
Post # 4
This doesn’t work on all flowers (so I’ve heard) I’ve done it with carnations when I was little but it doesn’t dye the whole flower. On rich groom poor groom one florist used a special floral spray paint, I think I’ve seen some bees used it here too. I would research and test what flowers take the dye best, on some it doesn’t dye the whole petal but sometimes that’s a nice accent. I’m thinking of doing white flowers for the tables and just a teal/turquoise ribbon on the vase to save some headache.
Post # 5
@lionskitty: something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Colortool-Floral-Spray-Paint-12/dp/B0018N26TG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333231077&sr=8-2
I would do some trial runs first with the flowers you want to use, I know when we did carnations it really only dyes the tips, it looks pretty though!
Post # 6
I think I am gonna forgo the whole dying process lol. Will probably be way too much work the more I think about it.
Post # 7
Um, my family owned a florist for years and I can tell you that it won’t work. You can order floral spray paint, which is pretty easy to do. However, it can sometimes be messy and run as well. Also, from what I know, it accelerates wilting. With already having an August wedding, you’ll probably notice wilting anyway.
I’d honestly maybe just pick white/another color to go with your accent colors.
Post # 7
We used turquoise orchids at ours which were foam based and sprayed to match our dresses, they weren’t cheap but looked amazing. Have a look at this link here: http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/110709794/turqoise-orchids-airbrushed.html