Bottle Flower Vases: Using Food Coloring to Decorate

by Krista Davis on June 18, 2012

Bottle Flower VaseWhile setting up for a romantic picnic with my husband, I wanted an easy and budget-friendly, homemade flower arrangement. However, I didn’t have any vases at the time. My easy solution was recycling some empty cream soda bottles (since they are clear glass) by washing them out, filling them with food coloring (about 3 or 4 drops per bottle) and water, and adding a single rose to each bottle. You can use any long-stemmed flower with these bottles (just cut the stem at an angle to the desired length.) Another idea is having kids help. This could be turned into a fun opportunity for them to learn about colors and which primary colors mix to make secondary colors. I only had red, blue, and yellow food coloring available, so I mixed the other 3 colors needed (red + blue = purple, blue + yellow = green, and red + yellow = orange).  Having these six colored bottle vases makes a beautiful and simple table arrangement.

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Krista is a self-proclaimed “health nut” and eco-friendly enthusiast.

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