Learn how to Decorate, Dye or Color your Easter Eggs by printing on them with Silk Ties
What a clever way of making gorgeous and especially unique Easter Eggs by printing on them with beautiful silk ties? I don’t know who came up with this idea but it has become a super popular way of coloring Easter eggs.
Personally, I have been on kind of an Easter Egg dyeing kick lately. This is my favorite Holiday and there are just so many fun ways to decorate them!
You have the standard Paas dye tablets and decorating kits, natural vegetable dyes, melted crayons and shaving cream (I still have to try that one).
The basic steps to dye eggs with silk ties:
- Gather the supplies (see list below)
- Cut silk ties and fabric into squares
- Wrap each egg in silk fabric and scrap fabric and secure with the thread
- Boil the eggs in water and vinegar. Cool completely
- Unwrap your beautiful Easter Eggs!
When I was a kid, all we had were the Paas dye tablets and kits or we made natural marbled Easter eggs with onion skins. That’s all we ever did.
Well, these days the sky is truly the limit, isn’t it? Crafters and Makers way more creative than I am have come up with so many fun new paint techniques, decoupage, wrapping, crackle painting and making tie dye eggs.
It turns out that you can also transfer the colorful patterns on men’s 100% silk neckties to the eggs with this fun printing process.