There are many ways to dye and decorate eggs for Easter such as these 10 ways, Mermaid eggs and more.  I love finding new ways to decorate the eggs each year and loved the look of silk dyed eggs. This method is a good way to upcycle some of those old clothes and ties you may already have on hand and does not require those messy dyes.

A few things before starting to dye your eggs is to select the patterns you want on the eggs from the assortment of ties. Dark colors work best such as blues and reds and the ties must be 100% silk to work.  I don’t recommend eating the eggs since you don’t know if the dyes from the ties are toxic or not and they could possibly get on to the egg. And lastly, if you don’t have 100% silk ties, you can use any type of item that is 100% silk. Have Fun!

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

Supplies Needed

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • 100% Silk ties (If you don’t have any on hand, try the thrift store.)
  • White cotton fabric such as a flour sack or a plain white cotton t-shirt

Directions

In a large pot, bring water and 2 cups of vinegar to a boil.

Cut silk ties into pieces by cutting down the center of the back of the tie to open it up, remove the inside lining and then cut into squares. 

Lay a silk square large enough to wrap around the egg in from the bottom using the widest part of the silk tie.
Place the egg on the front of the silk tie and wrap tightly securing it with a rubber band. 

Cut a piece of the white cotton fabric to wrap around the egg and silk tie.

Drop the eggs into boiling water and boil for about 20 minutes.

Remove from the water and let cool.
When the eggs are cool unwrap and let dry.

Display for Easter and Enjoy!

 

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