Wax Dipped Flowers

supplies


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


  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.