How to 'Dye" Easter Eggs With Silk Ties

8 Materials
30 Minutes

A tutorial

I’ve been on kind of an Easter Egg decorating kick lately. There are just so many fun ways to dye and decorate Easter Eggs! When I grew up, it was either the little dye tablets or natural dyeing with onion skins. That’s all we ever did. Well, now the sky’s the limit. You can paint them, decoupage, wrap and crackle them. Turns out you can also print on them with silk ties.

Full step by step tutorial at - link below

Make sure the label says 100% Silk!

Supplies Needed:

– Raw Eggs

– 100% Silk Ties (thrift store – check the label to make sure they’re 100% Silk)

– Scrap Fabric s.a. old sheet or pillow case

– Scissors

– Thread

– Old Pot or Pan***

– White Vinegar

– Water

*** Since I don’t know what kind of dye was used on the silk ties, I boiled my eggs in an old pot. You can pick one up at the thrift store for a couple bucks. Better safe than sorry!

Wrap the eggs in the silk and then again in the scrap fabric. Simmer the eggs and then let them cool completely. This is the hardest part! The waiting ......

Now, this is the fun part! The unwrapping of your little pieces of art. 

Aren’t they beautiful? Two of my dyed easter eggs were much paler than the others. Upon inspection, I noticed that those silk ties had a label that reads “Stain Resistant”. This means they’ve been treated with something to keep them clean. It also means the dye won’t be released like on a non-treated tie. Those eggs are still lovely, tho.

By the way, to make your Easter Eggs shiny, rub them with bacon fat. Oh, and I honestly am not sure if they’re still safe to eat. Err on the side of caution.

If you find you have marked your skin with some of the dye then read this guide on how to get Easter egg dye off skin!

Full step by step tutorial at - link below



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  • Norma Moyer Norma Moyer on Mar 05, 2018

    These are lovely, but can you use blown-out empty eggs instead of the boiled ones for this project?

  • Jan28755380 Jan28755380 on Mar 05, 2018

    What is the white vinegar, that you have listed, is used for what?

  • Tessa Tessa on Mar 06, 2018

    Someone mentioned using paper mache eggs - can you boil them? Will the vinegar affect them? Thank you!

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  • Linda Chavez Linda Chavez on Mar 28, 2021

    What an awesome gift for Easter. 🐣

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 05, 2022

    I never would have thought about using silk ties to create beautiful colored Easter eggs. That goes to show that you never know what you might learn here on Hometalk.🥚