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08 May, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Written by: Chelsie Bebensee
Written by Chelsie @ Diva’s Floral Shop
Have you ever seen a tie-dyed flower?
Here’s a collage of photos I found after a quick search on the internet.
They are so cool! You don’t have to be a hippie chick to enjoy these vibrant blooms.
I’ve seen a lot of pictures on Pinterest of tie-dyed roses and we’ve even ordered a few into the shop in the past. These roses are dyed using a special technique at the grower’s level of splitting the stem into three parts and putting each part in a different color of dye. While they are gorgeous, they are often hard for us to order in and they can be pretty pricey when we do.
And so we get creative with paint.
Lately we’ve been really into fuji mums at the shop. They are fun and youthful and last a long time, which make them the perfect flower for any occasion. They are even more fun when we tie-dye them with paint.
There is a special line of spray paint called Just For Flowers that florists use to tint flowers that come in a shade off than we had planned or to create flower colors that aren’t found in nature. The paint helps us create the blue flowers that our customers ask for but nature doesn’t make. It also helps to match things like pink carnations to the color of, say, your bridesmaid’s shoes. It also helps us to create a tie-dyed flower.
Pretty cool, huh? And the process is SO easy!
First, you’ll need three complimentary colors of paint. Think back to the color wheel in your elementary school art class.
You’ll begin by spraying half of the flower with the first color of paint.
Turn the flower so that the top half of the flower is half painted and half white. Spray the second color of paint so that it overlaps the first color of paint and covers the white half.
Turn the flower again and repeat with the third color.
Tah-dah! Take a look at the finished product.
Pretty neat, huh? Super easy and inexpensive. I love the way these tie-dyed flowers look in these cute little colored bottles.
These would make a really fun centerpiece for Mother’s Day, a graduation party or any fun get together this summer.
Stop into Divas this summer for more fun flower ideas. We’d love to share them with you!
Chelsie Bebensee is from Kearney, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska Kearney and received a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a news editorial emphasis. She and her husband Casey have been married since 2006 and she is the mom of Miss Olivia, a lively, loving two-year-old.
Growing up in a creative family, Chelsie got the bug for arts and crafts at an early age. As a child she competed in sewing, baking and other creative categories in 4-H and some of her favorite memories are of spending evenings working on craft projects with her mom.
Chelsie has been a florist for ten years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has won many awards through the Nebraska Florists Society including membership into the Nebraska Academy of Floral Designers, a select group of Nebraska florists. She has attended numerous workshops around the state and completed a wedding design course at the Teleflora Education Center in Oklahoma City.
Chelsie and two of her best friends, Stacy Schulte and Megan Axmann, recently opened a new floral shop in Kearney, NE called Divas Floral Shop and Boutique. The trio specialize in providing personalized, artistic arrangements for everyday events, corporate parties, funerals and weddings. Along with trendy floral arrangements, Divas Floral Shop and Boutique also carries fun fashion purses, scarves and jewelry as well as unique home decor items. The Divas also spend time creating fun home decor and accessory products inspired by Pinterest and their own imaginations.
In her spare time, Chelsie enjoys feeding her Pinterest addiction and creating fun crafts with her daughter Olivia. She also enjoys reading, shopping and trying out new recipes with her family.
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