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Monday, March 26, 2012

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

I posted about these fun Easter Eggs last year and thought I would give you a recap as they are so easy to make! These amazing colors and patterns come from old silk ties. Aren't they gorgeous? Here's how to make them yourself:

 First, raid your husbands old ties or make a trip to the 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 about 15 minutes). I also add a couple of teaspoons of white vinegar to the water.

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 egg and see what design transferred.

Of course, keep these refrigerated until you have your Easter Egg Hunt!
I'll be joining


  1. Hi Karee! The eggs are just gorgeous! You'd never guess they were so easy to make. I have quite a few of my dad's old silk ties from the 30's and 40's and I don't think I could part with them, but my hubby has a few that he hasn't worn in years and I'd love to get those out of the closet. Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Thanks so much for sharing this fab tutorial!

  2. What a wonderful idea....stopping at Goodwill TODAY. Thanks so much for resharing. I am saving your post to my "How to Do" file.

  3. These are beautiful! Old ties are so useful, and this is one of the best ideas I've seen!

  4. Wow! Those are some gorgeous looking Easter eggs!