How To Make Candy Floss Roses
I love roses. Not only do they smell gorgeous, but they always add a touch of romantic elegance to a space. A few weeks back our local florist had a special on white roses, and I couldn't resist buying myself a bunch or 6 😀 You see I had plans to transform some of them into these gorgeous candy floss roses for a gender reveal party for friends of ours.
Aren't they beautiful? They’re really easy to make too with this super simple tutorial. All you need is time to play and the following:
- Long stemmed white roses
- Craft knife
- Red and Blue Food colouring
- Warm water
- Suitable containers.
- Empty Toilet Roll.
Use the craft knife to carefully slice each rose stem upwards.
The cut needs to be about 10 cm long (4") to make it easier to split the stem halves into shot glasses as shown below.
Fill two shot glasses with warm water and red and blue food coloring
Tape the shot glasses together and then add a toilet roll on top before inserting the roses.
The toilet roll helps keep the roses upright while they absorb the food coloring.
It looks pretty ridiculous right Anyhows, depending on how long your stems are, it takes 2 to 4 hours to see the roses change color. It's so amazing to watch.
I think they're absolutely gorgeous.
We also made a few green and yellow ones for ourselves.
And if you're wondering whether our friends had a baby boy or girl, perhaps this final beauty will give you a clue
And if you want to know how we made these Oreo Dipped roses, you're welcome to click here for the full tutorial.
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Terri on Aug 13, 2020
I remember doing this with white carnations with my son when he was in school. They lasted forever (he’s 31 now). Thanks for bringing back my memories. Can’t wait to try again
Michelle Leslie on Aug 13, 2020
It's one of the best ways to teach our kids how special nature is Enjoy playing again Terri
Connie Christianson on Aug 16, 2020
I used to put Lily’s of the valley In colored water. They turn out really pretty!
Michelle Leslie on Sep 01, 2020
I bet they turned out gorgeous especially the big St Joseph lilies
Bea52638765 on Jan 23, 2022
Um...where does the "candy" come in? It's part of the title and, unless I've missed it (always a great possibility!), it makes no sense to me.
Do you think you could plant roses, that are white, and water them with colored water and them grow that color? I was just wondering if anyone new the answer to that. Thanks!