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Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Eggs part II

There are all sorts of ways to decorate and dye Easter eggs but this is my all time favorite. These amazing patterns and colors come from old silk ties. Here's how to do this yourself:

First, raid your husband's old ties or make a trip to your local thrift store. The ties must be 100% silk and bright colors work best. The louder the better!

 Now cut the ties into pieces about 5" square, large enough to wrap around an egg.
 Secure the fabric with a rubber band, then cook as if you are making regular hard boiled eggs (bring to a simmer, then cover and steep for 20 minutes). I also add a couple of teaspoons of white vinegar.
 Plunge the eggs into a cold water bath to cool off, then unwrap.
 This is a great way to color eggs with kids because there is no mess and it's so fun to unwrap each one to see what design transfered!
 Of course, keep these refrigerated until you have your Easter egg hunt!

1 comment :

  1. Karee,
    This is SO cool! I am definitely going to do that this year!! My kids will think it is pretty cool!