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Dye Easter Eggs With Silk Ties

Our favorite Eggs are done with silk ties. They come out with gorgeous detail and unwrapping them is always fun! Did I mention that they are super easy? :)
Time: 25 Minutes Cost: $10.00
First, head over to your local thrift store to pick up some silk ties. Be sure that you are getting ties that are made with 100% silk. Darker colors transfer better than pastels. And don't be afraid of lots of details! (Pssst.....sometimes the ugliest ties make the prettiest eggs!)
Turn the tie to the back and just cut along the stitching line. Be sure not to go all the way through, you just want to 'open up' the tie. Inside the tie is a a lining fabric - pull that out, you just want the silk part.
Place an egg (no need to hard boil first) with the print side up on the tie.
Wrap the tie tightly around the egg. And secure with a rubber band. (Honestly - we used hair ties!)
Find a white fabric - either a flour sack or even an old t-shirt. Cut it into pieces and wrap over the egg/tie and secure.
Find out the final steps on our blog! You won't believe how easy it is! http://itsafabulouslife.com/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-with-silk-ties/
How cool is this egg with the man riding the old fashioned bicycle?
Note: These pretty eggs are just for decoration - not for eating. I'm not sure if the dye penetrates through the egg, but just in case, I would make some different ones for snacking and leave these to getting oohs and ahhs from friends and family! :)

To see more: http://itsafabulouslife.com/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-with-silk-ties/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 18, 2015

    How awesome! No idea you could do this.

  • Eileen Kuzak Knapp
    Eileen Kuzak Knapp Mesa, AZ
    on Mar 20, 2015

    Renarkable! Going to do this ... on other items, too!

  • Debi
    Debi Lanett, AL
    on Mar 20, 2015

    i saw this technique on Rachel Ray. they're gorgeous! thanks!

    • Amanda Faulkner
      Amanda Faulkner Fishers, IN
      on Mar 20, 2015

      @Debi This has been one of our favorite traditions for a few years now! We love seeing the designs that transfer.

  • Kathe With An E (Kathe)
    Kathe With An E (Kathe)
    on Mar 20, 2015


  • Mary Catlett
    Mary Catlett Des Moines, IA
    on Mar 20, 2015

    How many times can you use the silk?

    • Amanda Faulkner
      Amanda Faulkner Fishers, IN
      on Mar 20, 2015

      @Linda Horton You could try. You have to wrap the eggs pretty tightly (especially for the ties with a lot of detail) to transfer. I've honestly never emptied an egg so I don't know how fragile it would be.

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