Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Silky Easter Eggs.

My sister and I tried some neat egg dying techniques on Easter Sunday! I suppose the day has passed now, but bookmark this for next year! It was so easy! 

We used some of my grandpa's ties. Super meaningful to be able to do something with my grandpa's things. 

We cut them apart, so just the silk is remaining. The ties have to be 100% silk.

Wrap the silk as tightly as you can around the eggs. Wrap with a twist-tie.
Side note: silk scarves also work really well. They're thinner than ties so they wrap better.

Add wrapped eggs to a pot of water with 1/4 cup vinegar. Set to boil for 20 minutes. 
Side Note: My sister tried a rubber band instead of twist tie. It made a neat pattern, but cut into the egg a bit so it cracked. If you try this, don't wrap too tightly!

I love dying eggs. 

After eggs are cooled, unwrap!

Beautiful patterns! 

A few of them are done on brown eggs. A neat alternative!

I got the idea here. What are your favourite easter egg dying techniques?



  1. Oooh I REALLY wanted to do this too but I didn't have anything 100% silk.

    1. we've got lots of Grandpa's ties! next year.