Dye, Gel & Glitter
Combining dye, gel or glitter with your floral creations and craft projects can add some much needed sparkle and shine to the finished result. The uses for these accessories are practically endless. Experiment with flower dyes. If your flowers aren't available in the exact shade you were hoping for, don't panic. Dying your flowers will result in vibrant coloured eye-catching blooms that will perfectly complement your theme. To change the colour of a flower, fill a large vase with water and add your chosen dye. Let your blooms sit in the vase, drinking up the colour dye and you'll soon see it change into the brilliant hue of your choice. For pastel shades, don't let your flowers sit too long. If you're seeking a darker hue, leave the stems in the flower dye overnight.
Not all environments are appropriate for a vase filled with water. You might be setting up for a wedding where lots of small children running around could easily result in vases being knocked over, or you could be worrying that lively dancing at a special party will result in a soaking wet carpet. Substituting gel beads for water is a great solution to these problems, while ensuring your flowers will still look stunning. If a few beads fall out, it's no big disaster, and your displays will still look perfect.
Bring on that special sparkle for special events, wedding venues or other important celebrations. When used appropriately, glitter can add a hint of glamour that looks very eye-catching in a bouquet of roses or just a simple bunch of daisies. Pump-spray glitter glue is the ideal method to hold everything in place without ruining the overall look of your bouquet, while freestyle glitter can be added to the stem or even the vase. The most important tip when using glitter is to not overdo it; a spritz here or a sprinkle there is all that is needed for that extra touch of sparkle.