How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Easter is April 20th this year and if you are out looking for fun ways to decorate your Easter Eggs then you have to try our favorite method!  Now, if you’ve been around for a while you know this is how we decorate our Easter Eggs each year and it is by far the easiest way and makes the prettiest eggs!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

First you will need a few supplies.

-Silk ties (make sure that they are 100% silk!)

-white fabric of some sort (we’ve used a flour sack, cotton fabric, and when we made these an old t-shirt that Josh has outgrown!)


-rubber bands

Caleb tie choice

I pick up my ties from the thrift store.  Honestly, the uglier the better!  :)

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Flip your ties over and cut down the center to open them up.  (Make sure you don’t cut all the way through to cut them in half!  You just want to open it to lay flat.)  There is a lining inside.  Go ahead and take that out and throw it away.    Also, at this point start your water!  Add 1 – 1/2 cup vinegar and fill up a pot with water and bring it to a boil.

Then, place your egg on the widest part.  You can go ahead and cut it – you don’t need the whole tie.  Just make sure you leave enough to fully wrap the egg up!

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

You want to lay your egg on the ‘color side’ so the colors can easily transfer to the egg.  Wrap the egg up tight and secure with a rubber band.

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Now I will say we used Silly Bands (anyone else have a bazillion of those around their house?!)  DO NOT USE THEM!! They do not hold up in the boiling water!  Our eggs still came out, but not as well. :( You want to make sure that the fabric is pulled tight and the rubber bands have it well secured!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Wrap them up with the white fabric and again secure with a rubber band.

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Drop in the boiling water and just let it be!  I leave mine in for about 20 minutes.

How to dye Easter Eggs with silk ties

Time to pull your eggs out and unwrap them.  I would say that you should let them cool first (and you probably should…) but I’m not patient enough for that.  :)

How to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Here are some of our eggs.  You can tell which ones were done using regular rubber bands and NOT the Silly Bands!  It’s really important to get them nice and tight!  Don’t be scared to try ties that have lots of details!  Last year we did one with lots of men riding old fashioned bicycles and it looked awesome!

     how to dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties collage

We aren’t hard boiled egg lovers in our home so our eggs are strictly for decoration.  :)

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  1. Kim says

    They’re very beautiful! Are the eggs hard boiled when you wrap them and then boiled again for 20 minutes? Or are you wrapping a raw egg?

  2. says

    Wow! This is such an awesome idea! Your eggs are beautiful…and to think they came from using silk ties! My favorite is the red and blue paisley egg…just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman says

    These are beautiful! I might just have to try this, even though I haven’t made Easter eggs in years!

  4. says

    This is one of the COOLEST things I have ever came across! WOW! I really would love to try this for Easter this year. Yours came our incredible and lovely.

  5. Anonymous says

    what a fabulous idea! you know, since you aren’t a fan of the hard boiled eggs, you could first “blow out the yolks” and then decorate with the ties. I used to blow out the eggs and then paint them. just tap each end of the raw egg with a small nail and then use a straw to “blow it out”. Rinse well and there you have it!!


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