- half dozen red roses
- small pot
- tin can
- wax chips
- black wax dye
- popsicle stick
- parchment paper
- Fill a small pot with water until it is halfway full. Place on the stovetop and turn on medium heat.
- Fill a tin can with wax chips and set inside the small pot.
- 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.
- Add in three to five drops of black wax dye.
- Carefully dip your flower in the wax, fully submerging it.
- 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.
- Let the wax coated flower fully dry and then repeat the dipping process until you reach the color you are looking for.
- Display in a pretty vase.