How to Make Gorgeous Oreo Dipped Roses
Roses are one of my favorite flowers. They’re so romantic and elegant and smell divine. Whenever I go to the florist I usually end up buying a bunch or two for our home or to give someone as a gift. Just last week they had a special on white roses so I ended up buying six large bunches. Go big or go home right 😀 But in my defence not all of the roses were going to go straight into a vase. I had plans to transform some of them into these Oreo dipped roses.
Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet. Katherine Lee Bates
Aren’t they just lovely.
They’re really easy to make too with this super simple tutorial. All you need is a few basic things and time to play. Okay, before we get to the tutorial, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!
What you Need to Make Oreo Dipped Roses
- Fresh cut long stem white roses
- 2 Plastic containers (one small and one big)
- Black Ink
- Scissors or craft knife
- Plastic sheet to protect your work area
How to Make Oreo Dipped Roses
Remove all the leaves and cut the stems at an angle to create a larger surface area for the roses to absorb water. We want these babies to last at least a week 😉
Mix equal amounts of water and black ink in the small plastic container. The container should be wide and deep enough for the rose bloom to fit in.
Dip the rose bloom into the ink mixture.
Twirl it a round so the ink can settle between the petals before removing it. It’s a messy business so make sure to protect your work surface with a plastic sheet or something. Oh and probably your hands too. I still have ink stains under my finger nails 😀
Gently shake off any excess ink and fill a bigger plastic container with warm water and place the Oreo dipped roses inside.
Wait for the ink to dry, about an hour, before placing your Oreo dipped roses in a pretty vase. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of white vinegar to the vase to keep them fresher for longer.
Aren’t they just beautiful?
A friend of ours mentioned that they look like Oreo cookies. I have to agree. Thank you Greg, you sure have a way with words. I absolutely love that name. Do they remind you of Oreo’s too?
If you like the idea of turning white roses into Oreo Dipped Roses, don’t forget to pin it for later.
Not only did we make Oreo dipped roses, we used a few more to create these multi colored versions.
48 thoughts on “How to Make Gorgeous Oreo Dipped Roses”
Romantic Halloween I should say, love it!
Thank you Mel ?
These are so cool! Perfect roses for Halloween. When I read the title I really thought that they were dipped in oreos, LOL. I love the multi versions as well!
? It’s such a fun experiment and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing them change color
They look fantastic, Michelle! I would have never thought of adding some color to fresh flowers. I love the idea! 🙂
Awwww Julia, I missed you so much ? Hope all your fur babies are doing good
These are perfect for Halloween. I avoid the ugly garish decor and these roses are elegant. Morticia would approve lol
? Well if Morticia approves then it’s all good ?
These are lovely Michelle…they look so appropriate for Halloween, yet they look very elegant on their own. I was trying to figure out how they were related to “Oreos,” but I kept reading to the end. I think I’m going to try it! Miss you my friend.
Awww Florence, I miss you too. Hope your downsizing plans are all going well. It can be such a stressful time but worth it in the end,
What an interesting idea. Love the end result and how you can choose different colors to achieve different results.
It’s such a fun experiment to try and totally fascinating to watch the roses change color
They look so interesting like heirloom roses. I keep imagining dipping them in gold or pink ink.
Ahhhh just imagine that Elizabeth ? The gold would look stunning. I need to see if any of our craft shops stock gold ink
Those Oreo dipped roses would be a great Halloween dinner centerpiece. I will practice making them starting tomorrow, and I would love to try to make those beautifully colored roses too.
Cool Annemarie, let me know if something doesn’t work. They’re pretty easy to do
Amazing!! I had no idea they were so easy to make and I think black and white is perfect for this time of year.
Quick and easy home decor are my favorite, especially when it makes a big impact ?
Wow, this is so beautiful and looks so easy to make. I will try to do this with my kids on this coming weekends.
I’m sure you’ll all have loads of fun Kristine. Be prepared for colorful stained hands and lots of experimenting ?
What happens when the roses die, Can you still make them last, just to save?
Would like to keep them they are so pretty.
Hi there Cyn, the roses can be preserved in two ways. You can either use glycerin instead of water for the colored roses and the oreo roses or you can hang them upside down and spray them with a clear, matt sealer. We used Rust-oleum’s Ultra clear to preserve these and they still look gorgeous. The hubby keeps on saying I should take photos and add them to the post ?
That is really a creative way to spruce up your roses. No doubt they would generate lots of comments from visitors. Love that you can also get more colourful as well.
Spot on Nicole. The Oreo roses do get a lot of attention at dinner parties. Everyone always wants to know where we bought them ?
These are just beautiful Michelle!! I have never heard of them before!! But they have just been added to the list of things to try and make!! They would look awesome in Halloween vignettes! Oh the possibilities…
Glad you like them Sam ? Have fun
Um, these are amazing. Plus, you had me at the word Oreo. 😀 I love the tip about adding sugar and vinegar to keep them fresh longer. Does this work for all flowers? Love, love, love!
Sugar and vinegar work like a bomb. We add them to all our cut flowers and it really does make them last longer
So glad to find this DIY. I love flowers and I love unusual arrangements, so this is perfect. Saving this one!
Thanks so much Dorothy ?
Well this is a super cool idea! Love the colored versions too. Thanks for the sugar and vinegar tip too, I’ve never tried that one. Me and ink, now that’s a disaster waiting to happen! Pinned 🙂
LOL Marie, I’m still trying to get that ink off my hands, but the food coloring is way worse my friend. My hands look like they belong to some alien from another universe ?
Oh my gosh, they do look like Oreo cookies! I just love them! And the other colorful roses too. I can’t wait to try this!
? Have fun Carolann
They are amazing. Have you tried the technique on other flowers?
We have yes. The Oreo dipping technique seems to work on any flower. Well those we’ve played with anyway ? while those that you dye with food color only works really well with flowers that have soft green stems. Some flowers pull the dyed water up really quickly, like the roses, while others, like arum lillies and the bougainvillea took a little longer
Another unique project Michelle! I don’t ever buy roses, or any flowers actually, they just don’t seem to last at all, but now you make me want to try out these!! I really love the oreo ones and agree with Mary, they’d also make a great Halloween decor.
Get some roses Katrin ? Even if they only last a few days it’s so worth it. Ours are almost two weeks old and they still look really pretty. Only the outside petals have started drying out. The hubby actually sprayed one of each color with a clear lacquer spray to see what would happen. I’ll update the post in a few weeks once we know the outcome.
Ek is mal hieroor Mix. Sal blou ink ook werk?
Hey Erika, dit sal ja, rooi ink sal ook baie mooi lyk.
Wow I think they would make a great Halloween decoration too, especially if they had some blood red on them. That’s just me and my Halloween mood talking. I think they are very elegant Michelle. <3
Oh that’s a great idea Mary. I think my daughter’s got some blood red nail polish that she doesn’t wear anymore and the roses are still fresh. I’m going to try make them halloween-ish! ?
Oh my word Michelle! These are gorgeous! and awesome photos too! I love everything about this tutorial!
Thank you so very much Handan ?
Looks like they are covered with mold.
I love, love, love them! I’ve tried some months ago to make something similar adding black food color but really nothing happened! I left them more than 3 days and I was so disappointed! Yours Michelle look beautiful!
Glad you like them Christina ? Black food coloring doesn’t seem to work so well, we tried it too and the dyed roses come out a greyish color. The only way I know how to turn them black is using food spray, but that stuff is sooo expensive and it’s difficult to get it right down into all of the petals.