A super fun and unique way to “dye” or decorate your Easter Eggs with Silk Ties! I knew you could print on silk fabric with the ties but I didn’t realize they also print on eggs. This is also a great craft project for kids.
$1 to $25
Tips and Tricks
You Will Need...
- 100% Silk Ties
- Scrap Fabric
- White Vinegar
- Old Pot
Step by Step Instructions
*** Since I don’t know what kind of dye was used on the silk ties, I boiled my eggs in an old pot, no longer used for cooking. You can pick one up at the thrift store for a couple bucks. Better safe than sorry!
Basically, you cut the ties and the fabric into squares, large enough to wrap the eggs completely. Place an egg in a square of silk and using the thread, tightly tie off the excess at one end. You want good contact between the egg and the silk.
Next, wrap the same egg again with a square of your old bedsheet. Tie off as before.
Set the Dye
Partially fill your pot with water and add about 1/4 cup vinegar. Put the wrapped eggs in the water making sure they’re covered with water. Bring the water to an easy boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let the eggs cool completely.
Once they are cooled, you can unwrap your little treasures.