Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

I read on THIS site about using silk ties to dye your easter eggs. So, I thought I would give it a try. And it worked SO WELL! I loved it! For a tutorial on it GO HERE

The super simplified version is that you cut up old silk ties (can be purchased from DI or a thrift store for 1-2 dollars each). You can fit three eggs or so per tie. You wrap the RAW egg as tightly as you can with the silk (pattern side facing the egg). Tie it off with a twist tie, rubber band or string. Tie another piece of white cotton over the top of the silk tied egg. Then place them in a deep pot and cover with water and 1/4 c. vinegar. Boil for 20 minutes, allow to cool and VOILA! Perfectly cool dyed eggs!

On to the pictures!

These are Joe's ties. I stole one of them, then I hit up DI for the others. (And yes, there is a tie in there covered with my girls pictures!)

I think this green tie was my favorite!  I  LOVE how the eggs turned out!

This one was Joe's tie.

Didn't they turn out awesome!?


Heather and Billy said...

Wow! Those ARE awesome!
Can I post this?

Mary and Steve said...

So cute!

The Vincents said...

Those are super cool! Where do people get these ideas? I'll have to try it next year.

Sariah in Vancouver said...

That is so awesome!!! They turned out beautiful!!! I am definitely going to try it next year! Thanks, Pam! :)

Brian and Erin Lewis said...

I hope you remember to share this with us again next year so we can all try it and not forget.