Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

These beauties are SUPER easy to make!!! It'll make dyeing Easter Eggs with your family so much more fun! Supplies Needed: 100% Silk Ties (I bought a bunch at Goodwill for $2 a piece), scissors, rubber bands or twisty ties, any type of white scrap material, RAW eggs, vinegar, water, and a pot.

The ties HAVE to be 100% silk or it won't work! I did notice that a couple of the ties I used said they were 100% silk, but nothing transferred to the eggs so obviously they weren't telling the truth.

First things first, rip apart the ties. Take out all of the lining and remove any loose strings.

Depending on the size of the tie you'll be able to cover 2-4 eggs. Cut just enough material from the tie to be able to completely wrap around the egg.

Wrap the egg with the print side TOWARDS the egg.

Be careful when wrapping the egg since they are RAW and could crack.

Secure the material with a rubber band or twisty tie.

TIP: Try to wrap the egg so there are as FEW creases as possible...The creases will show up (I'll show you what I mean at the end of the post).

Then take your white scrap material (I cut up an old pillow case) and cover the egg again. Secure with another rubber band.

The white material keeps the colors from the various ties from bleeding when you boil them all together.

Once all the eggs are wrapped in both the tie material and the white scrap material you are ready to cook them.

Take a large pot of water and add at least 1/4 cup vinegar--more may be needed depending on the size of the pot.

Add all of the covered eggs to the pot of water and turn on the heat. Bring water to a boil. Boil for 25 minutes.

When they are done cooking, remove them from the water, but leave them WRAPPED! Allow them to cool and dry on a towel while they are still wrapped. (I would say at least an hour and then you can transfer them to the fridge to continue cooling and drying if you plan to eat the eggs later).

Unwrap and enjoy!!!

As I mentioned before, if there are a lot of creases in your material when you wrap the egg, they will show up on the finished product (note the white streaks on the eggs). It is inevitable to have some, so try to pull the fabric so the creases are all on one side of the egg.


PS-I would love to give credit to the originator of this idea, but I couldn't pinpoint the 1st person. Sorry!

1 comment:

Positively Peaches said...

These are awesome. I can't wait to try them. I need to think of a reason to make them now instead of waiting until next easter. I love them. Thanks for sharing!