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Colored flowers to dye for August 20, 2012


I feel like a kid again when we have dyed Queen Anne’s lace at my house or I stop at Katie’s and she has them on her window sill. Katie and I did this all the time when we were younger. It’s a beautiful flower (actually it’s an uncultivated form of a carrot), very intricate and delicate. My kids enjoy playing ‘scientist’ as they concoct colorful potions to transform the flowers.


You will need:

  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Jars (I use pickle and pasta sauce jars)
  • Food coloring
  • Water


  1. Fill jars with water.
  2. Drop in a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Submerge stems of Queen Anne’s lace into colored water. Let soak for a few days and marvel at the colorful transformation.

This also works well with carnations.




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