Coloring Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Dye Your Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

What a clever way of coloring Easter Eggs by printing them with beautiful Silk Ties.

I’ve been on kind of an Easter Egg decorating kick lately. There are just so many fun ways of dyeing and coloring Easter Eggs!

When I grew up, it was either the little Easter Egg dye tablets or natural dyeing with onion skins. That’s all we ever did. Well, now the sky’s the limit. You can paint them, decoupage, wrap and crackle them. Turns out you can also print on them with colorful silk ties.

How to Color Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

I knew you could print on a silk scarf with a silk tie – see that tutorial here – but I didn’t know you could make silk tie printed Easter Eggs.





Did you see my other Easter Egg Decorating Tutorials?

How to Make Wool Felted Easter Eggs
Decorating Easter Eggs with Yarn
Natural Easter Egg Dye with Onion Skins
15 Cool Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

 

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Egg Dyeing Supplies Needed:

 

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– Raw Eggs
100% Silk Ties (make sure they’re 100% Silk)
Scrap Fabric
Scissors
Thread
– Old Pot or Pan***
– White Vinegar
– Water

*** Since I don’t know what kind of dye was used on the silk ties, I boiled my eggs in an old pot, no longer used for cooking. You can pick one up at the thrift store for a couple bucks. Better safe than sorry!




Silk Ties for Coloring Eater Eggs

Easter Egg Coloring Supplies



 



Wrap the Eggs with Silk Ties

Using your scissors, cut the ties and the fabric into squares, large enough to wrap the eggs completely.  I think I cut mine to about 5 inches square.

Next, place one of your eggs in the middle of a square of silk fabric. Then, take a length of thread and wrap it around the bundle several times. Tie off the excess at one end. You want the silk print to make good contact with the egg shell.

Wrap the Egg with Silk Fabric for Dyeing or Printing

Easter Egg wrapped in a Silk Tie for Decorating

Next, wrap the same egg again with a square of your scrap fabric. Tie off as before. Repeat the above steps to wrap all of your eggs in the silk.

Easter Eggs ready to be simmered for dyeing




Dyeing the Easter Eggs

Now, partially fill your cook pot with water and then add about 1/4 cup of the vinegar. Carefully, place the wrapped eggs in the water making sure they’re covered with water.

Bring the water to an easy boil and just simmer for about 20 minutes. Turn off the stove and remove the pot from the heat. You need to let the eggs cool completely. I know, this is the hard part! The waiting ….




Unwrap the Printed Easter Eggs

Now comes the fun part! You get to unwrap your cool Easter Eggs.

Unwrapping the cool Easter Eggs printed with Silk Tie fabric

Aren’t they beautiful? Two of my dyed Easter Eggs were much paler than the others. Upon inspection, I noticed that those silk ties were labeled “Stain Resistant”. This means they’ve been treated with something to keep them clean.

Consequently, it also means those ties did not release the dye as well as the non-treated silk ties. I must say though that those Easter Eggs are also lovely.

By the way, to make your Easter Eggs shiny, rub them with a little vegetable oil. Oh, and I honestly am not sure if they’re still safe to eat. Err on the side of caution.

How to Color Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Easter Eggs tie dyed with silk fabric

Coloring Easter Eggs with Silk Ties, a FiberArtsy.com tutorial




Blowing Eggs

Finally, if you want to keep your beautifully decorated Easter Eggs indefinitely, you may want to blow them out. Meaning, blow out the egg white and yolk so all you’re left with is the shell. Here’s a step by step tutorial showing you How to Blow Out Eggs.

What’s your favorite way or Coloring Easter Eggs? Please share in the comments.
Enjoy!
Annette
FiberArtsy.com


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Coloring Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Super fun and easy way to decorate your Easter Eggs by printing them with Silk Ties.  How to Dye or Print Easter Eggs with Silk Ties, a FiberArtsy.com  tutorial

Coloring Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

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