Monday, April 8, 2013

Pour some color on me

Probably my favorite part of Lucy's birthday was the rainbow carnations we did.  I remember back in the day we did this in science class, maybe in middle school (?).  Basically, you put food coloring in water and then put in white carnations.  The carnations will drink up the colored water and the flowers will then take on the color of the water.

It's amazing.

 And they complimented the table so well.  It added a nice little "spring" feel to the spread.

It's now been over a week since we dyed them and they are still going strong.  As a matter of fact, they are even more amazing now.

The green flowers, I think, came out the best.

The yellow was pretty good too.

This one was the orange, but it didn't pick up the orange hue as much as I was hoping, it's still more yellow than anything.

The red also turned out awesome.

The purple water pushed out the worst results.  They did not get as vibrant as the other flowers.  You could still tell they were purple, but they weren't really in your face like the green or yellow flowers.

But seriously, could they get prettier?  I really really really loved them.  And actually, I still love them because they look no where near dying.  

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  1. What a fun idea! I'll have to try this with my kids, they would think it's so cool! Stopping by from DIY Home Sweet Home linky party :)

  2. I'm visiting from twelve0eight linky party. This is such a fun idea. I'm pinning it.

  3. How very pretty!! =) Thanks for linking up at our Pinterest Power Party!


  4. Sooo pretty Randi! I have never tried this but I have to now :) Thank you for sharing at the Pretty Things party this week, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

    xo, Tanya

  5. Love this idea. Featuring you today!

  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The carnations turned out so pretty!


  8. I've seen this before years ago but am so glad you reminded me of this awesome idea! So perfect for decorating! :) You displayed them all so well! You are a Featured Favorite on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this weekend! We love having you join us and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  9. I'm having guests for dinner Saturday. This will be perfect!!


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