Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Tie dyed Easter eggs (these aren’t your grandma’s old Easter eggs) …

Our memories of dying Easter eggs include a PAAS Easter Egg Kit and some good ol’ fashioned egg dying. While we still love PAAS, it’s hard to stick to just one Easter egg technique these days. Depending on your Easter theme, there are a number of ways you can create complimentary eggs.

You can use stickers to create designs, try the Pysanky technique of wax-and-dye decorating, create different shades of dye using household ingredients, paint the eggs with pencil erasers, roll them in glitter, or add on accessories, to name a few. But with so many options, how do you decide?

This year, we’re going to try dying our eggs with silk ties. Yes, that’s right, silk ties. So if your husband has some ugly old ties you’ve been waiting to get your hands on, now is your chance. We found a great tutorial on one of our favorite blogs, The Larson Lingo. Grab those ties and follow along.

Supplies:

• 100% Silk Ties (must be 100%)
• Pillowcase or sheet
• Scissors
• Vinegar
• Eggs
• Water
• String

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1. Open up the back of the tie by cutting off the thin part and then pulling the bottom of the tie apart by the center seam.
2. Remove the inner fabric of the tie and cut out the overlapping piece of silk.
3. Carefully wrap your egg in the tie with the shiny part touching the egg. Be sure to smooth out the wrinkles as best as possible so the silk is flat against the egg.
4. Tie the gathered silk at the top of the egg tightly.
5. Cut your old pillowcase or sheet and wrap a piece around your egg like you did with the tie.
6. Tie the pillowcase at the top of the egg.
7. Put your eggs into a pot and fill with water to cover the eggs. Add 1 cup of vinegar for 8 eggs.
8. Cover the pot, bring to a boil and continue to boil for 20 minutes.
9. After they are done, take each egg out and allow it to cool for 20 – 30 minutes.
10. Unwrap the eggs and behold your masterpiece.

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