Yesterday I wrote about some different ways to dye Easter eggs. Today I am giving you dear Readers another option. I am definitely going to try this one. I can find some great ties at the Salvation Army for $1 and it will be fun to do. I may even ‘blow’ the eggs, so they will keep. I could make a pretty bowl full for a centerpiece. 

For those of you who do not know how to ‘blow’ an egg, check it out on the internet. Not hard to do. Poke one end with  a needle and then the other end. Blow and egg will come out. You can then make scrambled eggs or custard with the insides.

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs {tutorial}

Posted: 06 Apr 2011 05:16 AM PDT

We had fun this weekend coloring eggs.

I have been wanting to try this process for years after seeing it on Martha Stewart! So we gathered some old silk ties.

How to dye eggs with silk ties

Cut the silk ties apart removing the lining  until there is  enough silk fabric to cover an uncooked egg.

Wrap the silk around the egg tightly. We wrapped it like a piece of candy with twisted ends and then tucked the ends behind.

Make strips from an old sheet or other fabric.

Tie a strip tightly around the egg to secure the silk.

Tie another strip around the egg the other way.

Put the eggs in a non-reactive pan (stainless steel, glass or enamel). Cover eggs completely with water.

Put 3 tablespoons of vinegar in the water. Simmer eggs for 20 – 30 minutes. Ours simmered for 30 minutes.

Carefully remove eggs from water and allow to cool.

Now for the best part. Unwrap the eggs.

It is always a fun surprise to see what you get!

We had fun and they turned out beautifully!

 

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