Dye Easter Eggs With Silk Ties

$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
Amanda Faulkner

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  • Mac1718663
    on Mar 3, 2016

    Having a hard getting to your follow your other site Did see 1/2 of 1 site . Said eggs were Boiled eggs. Won't they rot and smell after all that work put into them???

    • Darva Oswald Kinney
      on Dec 2, 2016

      You can do it however you like! It really isn't any different or more work than old fashioned dyed eggs. So eat them or throw them away when done. Or- blow out the eggs in advance and then you can save them yearvto year.

  • Kc Nordquist
    on Mar 4, 2016

    You say to add 1 1/2 cups vinegar. To how much water?

  • SheilaMueller
    on Sep 18, 2017

    What happens next when I wrap the eggs

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  • Sandra Chubb
    on Mar 26, 2016

    If you use goose eggs they are very robust and hard even after blowing and will survive well.

  • Cheryl
    on Jul 5, 2016

    Eggs are toxic

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