Friday, April 6, 2012

Dying Easter Eggs

I find myself looking at Pinterest more than I should. It's quite addicting!

While searching late one evening I found some really cool Easter eggs dyed with silk ties. Check out this link for a full tutorial www.ourbestbites.com 

My mom and I picked up some old ties at the local Antique Market 4 ties for $6.00, great deal!

Wrap a raw egg in a silk tie. Make sure the right side of the fabric is facing the egg. Tie ends with string or a twisty tie. Try and have the fabric touching as much of the egg shell as possible for best results.
Where the fabric isn't touching the egg there will be a swirly look. 
After wrapping the egg in silk, wrap the egg again in a  light colored fabric, this is to keep the color  in.
After wrapped put eggs in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil and boil for 15-20 minutes.
When done, let the eggs cool before unwrapping.

Ta-Da
Rub the eggs with a little olive oil for an additional shine to your eggs. 




1 comment:

  1. Ive seen pics of these before and wondered if people were hand painting them. Thank you for posting. I will definitely be trying these next year!!!

    Wendy

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