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RAINBOW ROSES – AS REAL AS RAINBOW UNICORNS?

YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THEM AT A FLORIST, OR ON A PRETTY PINTEREST PICTURE.

RAINBOW ROSES ARE EYE-CATCHING, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

They are unique, look magical, somehow – well – unexpected. Therefore you might wonder: are rainbow roses actually REAL?
You know, they look so magical, and artificial, and anyways how could they actually grow. Definitely not real, no way.
Well, the answer is they are and aren’t real at the same time – depending on how you look at it – they are real, fresh roses, but artificially coloured.

SO HOW DO YOU MAKE RAINBOW ROSES?

Actually, it’s not magic! (You knew that, didn’t you?) and you could actually do it yourself!
What do you need?
  • white or cream roses
  • 4-5 small glass jars
  • 4-5 different dies (food colourings work quite well)
  • rubber band to gather  the jars together
1. Cut a white or a cream rose from the bush – however, we don’t really recommend it if you thinking of your neighbour’s bush! shop-bought rises will also work 😉 There are certain varieties which tend to work better than others, like white Vendela or Avalanche, but don’t worry about it too much; just find nice white/cream roses.
2. Cut split rose’s stem vertically.
3. Dip each section of the stem in water mixed with dye.
4. When the rose ‘drinks’ and water gets drawn up the stem the petals change colour and this is how rainbow roses are made.

Making rainbow roses would be a fun activity to do with your kids, or just if you’re feeling creative. Once you do this, however, a fresh rainbow rose will not live as long as an uncoloured one… so bare this in mind if you’re thinking of making them for home decoration or for a gift.
Luckily, Infinity Blossoms’s preserved rainbow roses will still last for up to 3 years. We don’t want beautiful things to fade away.

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