Roses are my favorite flower. They smell amazing; they’re soft + they’re classic. I love how uniform they can look while also having some unique with variations of their hue, size, and shape. One thing that stinks about rose, is that they are pretty difficult to paint. Luckily, I’ve discovered you can pain roses using celery.
You’re probably thinking that sounds crazy, but it’s actually a hack I discovered in college. You take arguably the grossest vegetable + create the best flower. All you need are a few things you can pick up with Target and you can paint roses with celery, too!
This hack is great if you’re like me – not a skilled painter. It’s also a super fun craft you can do with kids during quarantine. Have boys? Look into potato stamps. It’s the same concept of easy to make at home + you can create any design you want (slash are capable of creating). So whether you’re making this for yourself or your kids, get started today!
What you need to paint roses with celery:
- Acrylic Paint (one color for the pedals, green for the leaves)
- A bunch of celery (not individual sticks)
- Rubber bands
- A bowl or plate
- Canvas or material to paint on
- Sponges if you don’t want to dip
How to do it:
- After washing the celery, cut the tops off the stalks. The higher you cut, the bigger the stamp will be.
- Group stalks together + wrap rubberband around them to hold rose shape in place. You do not have to use all the stalks, in fact, leave at least two out.
- Rubberband two talks together facing inward to use as leaf stamp.
- Dip rose stamp into paint + press against canvas.
- Dip leaf stamp into paint + place one on each side of rose.
- Allow to dry.
There you have it. You now know how to paint roses with celery. You can stamp roses on any + everything your heart desires. Stamp responsibly.
Do you have any hacks for painting everyday things in an easier way?