How to dye silk tie Easter eggs
When suspect weather turns into more comfortable temperatures, and chocolate bunnies become more visible at your local grocery store, one thing is clear – spring has arrived!
As we approach the Easter holiday, it’s time to share with you our favorite twist to dyeing Easter eggs – DIY silk tie style! DIY, of course, stands for “do it yourself!” So, watch the video below and follow the step-by-step instructions at the bottom of this article to learn an easy way to entertain your family this holiday weekend and get EGGstraordinary results!
Trust us, these are eggs you won’t want to hide!
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- 12 eggs
- 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
The instructions below are courtesy of marthastewart.com:
- Cut silk into a square large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
- 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.
- Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white fabric and secure tightly with a twist tie or rubber band.
- Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with water to cover eggs completely. Then add three tablespoons white vinegar.
- Bring water to a boil, turn down heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. (Simmer longer if you plan on eating the eggs.)
- Remove eggs from water with tongs or slotted spoon and let cool.
- Remove silk from cooled eggs.
- For shiny eggs, wipe with vegetable oil after completing step seven.