Dye Easter Eggs With Silk Ties

5 Materials
$10.00
25 Minutes

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? :)
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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!)
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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.
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Place an egg (no need to hard boil first) with the print side up on the tie.
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Wrap the tie tightly around the egg. And secure with a rubber band. (Honestly - we used hair ties!)
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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/
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How cool is this egg with the man riding the old fashioned bicycle?
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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! :)
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dye easter eggs with silk ties, crafts, easter decorations, how to, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
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  • Belinda Flanery
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Aren’t silk ties expensive? Then why cut them up an make eggs with them?🤦‍♀️

    • Mindalin
      on Mar 24, 2019

      Ties are $0.50-$2 @ypur local thrift shop like goodwill. Like she said, head kver to your local thrift shop.

  • Holley
    on Mar 18, 2019

    Does it matter how much water is in the pan? Just add the 1/4 c of vinegar to however much water?

  • Shirley
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Instead of using real eggs, why not use fake ones. I bought a dozen craft eggs at Walmart for $1.99. The dye beautifully, so would probably work for this. Can be used year after year!! 😃0

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  • Candy
    on Mar 15, 2019

    Wrap egg tightly with the out side of tie and use twist tie wrap again with a plain white piece of sheet or pillow case, place wrapped eggs in pot cover with water add 1/4 cup vinegar and bring to boil. After 20 minutes remove eggs with tongs and set on a layer of paper towels or a dish towel to dry and cool. Once they are cool enough to handle you can remove the fabric. Remember to store uneaten eggs in the refrigerator.

  • Ann
    on Mar 15, 2019

    Please just put the entire project on your listing your blog link didn’t work for me!

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