See this year’s eggs here! (They turned out AWESOME!)
Easter is about a month away; can you believe it? I wanted to share with you my family’s favorite way to dye Easter eggs so you have time to get your supplies if you want to make some as well! We make silk dyed eggs each year for a few reasons:
- They are super easy.
- They are mess free! No spilling, no dripping, no dye stains!
- They are gorgeous!
- Everyone thinks you are an Easter Egg making master because they are quite impressive. :)
You will need 100% Silk ties. On the back of the tie there should be a small tag that says either 100% silk or all silk. Dark colors work best and we’ve had the best luck with some of the ugliest ties! You want ugly ties on your egg - not your man! :) You will also need some white fabric of some sort (I’ve used an old pillow case before and last night I used a flour sack that I had cut up. You can get a pack of flour sacks for about $1 each at Target). You will also need hair ties (or you could use bread ties but hair ties are the easiest), vinegar and a pair of scissors.
First you need to cut the tie and take out the lining. Flip your tie over and just snip like shown above. There will be a lining piece that comes out. All you want is the pretty silk pattern.
Place your egg on a section of the silk tie.
Gather the silk around the egg. Try to pull it tightly around so the pattern lays flat on the egg. Secure it tightly with a hair tie.
Then wrap with the white fabric and secure. In a pot, boil water and add 1 cup of vinegar. Place the eggs in the water for about 20 minutes. Remove the eggs and place in a colander to cool. This is the hard part - waiting for them to cool!
After they have cooled unwrap them!
I bought a wild flower print tie and I absolutely loved the eggs that it made!
The yellow wasn’t quite dark enough but the other colors from the tie made some really great details!
We only did a few eggs last night, but I will show you our Easter Eggs when we dye them in a few weeks! In the mean time, hit up the thrift stores for some great ties! I can usually find them for $0.50 - $1.00 each.
I’ll be linking up here.
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