DIY Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Spring has finally arrived, along with seasonal aisles stocked full of chocolate bunnies and colorful treats. As you and your family gather to prepare for Easter, we wanted to share a fun twist on one of our favorite traditions of the holiday – dying Easter eggs.

Just follow these simple step by step instructions for a fun and easy way to get EGGstaordinary results. These are eggs you won’t want to hide!


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Interested in giving this project a try yourself? Grab a dozen eggs and take a look at the full instructions below.

Materials

Small to medium sized raw eggs

Silk ties, blouses, or boxers; cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg

White sheets, pillowcases, or old tablecloths; cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs

Twist ties or rubber bands

Large pot for boiling water

3 tablespoons white vinegar

Warm water

Vegetable oil

Tongs or slotted spoon

Instructions

  1.  Cut silk into a square large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
  2. Wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn't fit perfectly around the egg.
  3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white fabric and secure tightly with a twist tie or rubber band.
  4. Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with water to cover eggs completely. Then add three tablespoons white vinegar.
  5. Bring water to a boil, turn down heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. (Simmer longer if you plan on eating the eggs.)
  6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or slotted spoon and let cool.
  7. Remove silk from cooled eggs.
  8. For shiny eggs, wipe with vegetable oil after completing step seven. 
  9. Enjoy! 

Silk tie Easter egg instructions courtesy of marthastewart.com. 

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