Egg dying with silk ties, it’s EASY.

Okay, pictures as promised! To do this all you do is


1) cut up a silk tie
2)wrap the egg w/the silk print “good side” touching the shell, close off w/elastic band or tie off w/twine – I did the elastic bc I’m a little lazy.

3) wrap the silk covered egg in some kind of cotton, I used old scraps of anything I had lying around and then tie that off or wrap w/elastic, again, I did the lazy route.

4) In a NON METAL pot, place eggs in, cover in water

5) Add 3 tbs vinegar, I just threw in a big ole’ splash of it.

6) Boil for 30 minutes.

7) Let cool off!  EASY!  and not messy at all.

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15 thoughts on “Egg dying with silk ties, it’s EASY.

  1. wow, those turned out really cool! and seems way more easy- and less messy than color dye! I will have to see if I can thrift some ties to do this with though, since we dont have any!

    • Beth, Thank you!! I saw this on Martha Stewart ( I posted the link this week) and went right out to get ties – they were cleaned out at the Salvation Army, guess everyone saw that video, lol! I had my husband donate a few – pumpkin and xmas tree ties are getting cut up tomorrow. Would love to see pics if you manage it. I guess you can use anything that is silk, too so maybe a scarf?

    • @YCB, I love your post on egg dying! I put it on my FB page, I lol’d at the onion skins!!! who knew? you know, I do think grass would work better it bc it does stain things and I don’t think spinach does bc its more fiberous and grass is reedy…does that make sense? of course i also think you would need a freaking boat-load of grass, lol!

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