Friday, April 22, 2011

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

I saw this on a blog and wanted to test drive it :) I got 3 100% silk ties from DI (I've found that the deeper and more detailed the design the better the dye), a few eggs and some dental floss. And Javin and his OJ.

I cut the ties apart, laid them flat and wrapped them around the egg. You should be able to dye 4-5 eggs per tie. Keep the white insides of the tie, you'll use them later.

If you've ever tried to wrap a round gift its tough - this won't be a walk in the park. I found it easiest to twist ends of the fabric and tie them closed with dental floss (you can use string/thread, but floss is a little easier to control because its a sticky). Then wrap the floss around and around the egg to get the fabric as close to the egg as possible.
Then wrap the fabric covered egg with the white tie liner the same way you wrapped it before.
Boil for 20 minutes, cool for 10 minutes in cold water. Gently cut away the fabric when cool. I think the paisley one turned out best :)

5 comments:

Noelle said...

Lauren that is awesome!!! You'll have to post the link to the other blog too. Those look great, I like the paisley one too.

Mandy said...

AWESOME!

Jessica.Harris said...

this is seriously the coolest thing ever! totally dying our eggs this way next year!

Janae said...

Noelle, try http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/silk-dyed-eggs-aka-tie-dyed/ This is where I got mine from but I don't know where Lauren got hers.

Jessica, (FYI) if you are going to dye your eggs this way, they may not be safe to eat them because it isn't food safe dye found in the ties. But they are beautiful!!! You can hollow them out first and then you can use them every year. :)

Lauren, those turned out great! I actually really like the flowered egg. I might have to do some post-Easter egg decorating!!!

janetmagna said...

OMG! Those are awesome. I always hated dying eggs when my kids were little, but those look fun!