Camille Styles


Wax Dipped Flowers

October 13th, 2016

Did y’all catch the black-on-black Halloween dinner party we threw last week? Our tablescape was packed with candelabras, vintage books, creepy photos, and old apothecary jars. Wanting to stay on theme with our spooky vibe, I coated traditional red roses with black wax to create a gorgeous Halloween dinner party favor. Today, I’m showing you how to recreate this project by making an eerie floral centerpiece. This DIY is simple enough to create on the day of your party and you only need to purchase three items – wax chips, black wax dye, and a half dozen red roses. Read on for the full tutorial!

*photography by Laura Alexandra


Wax Dipped Flowers


  • half dozen red roses
  • small pot
  • tin can
  • wax chips
  • black wax dye
  • popsicle stick
  • bottle
  • parchment paper


  1. Fill a small pot with water until it is halfway full. Place on the stovetop and turn on medium heat.
  2. Fill a tin can with wax chips and set inside the small pot.
  3. Occasionally stir the wax chips with a popsicle stick as they start to heat up and melt. Add more wax chips as needed. The tin can should be 75% full of melted wax. Once fully melted, turn down the stovetop heat to low.
  4. Add in three to five drops of black wax dye.
  5. Carefully dip your flower in the wax, fully submerging it.
  6. Remove the flower from the wax and place in a bottle to dry. Place parchment paper underneath the bottle to catch any drips that may fall while the flower is drying.
  7. Let the wax coated flower fully dry and then repeat the dipping process until you reach the color you are looking for.
  8. Display in a pretty vase.

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4 Comments under :: Wax Dipped Flowers
  1. These look beautiful! Must try it out. Sophie x

  2. Maria says:

    The flowers won’t become preserved, just prolonged fresh looking in or out of water, some for well over a week. Great for DIY weddings and events.

  3. Cool DIY. I’ve heard of this technique to preserve flowers but never tried it myself.

    Angela /

  4. Maybe I will try next time with many colors of flowers that I love

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