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One-of-a-Kind Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

Elizabeth

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Mar 26th, 2013

silk dyed eggs

My friend Kristen asked me to come over this weekend and dye Easter eggs with her and her beautiful daughter Maddie and of course I said YES! I love crafty kid projects. I wanted to do something cool and try something new, so I jumped on the computer and started to Google “cool ways to dye an Easter egg” and I found the most amazing way to dye an Easter egg.

Check it out…

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

Tools and Materials

  • Large or extra-large raw eggs
  • Glass or enamel pot
  • Scissors
  • Pieces and scraps of 100 percent silk — including cut-up silk ties, blouses, or boxers — large enough to cover an egg
  • Squares of undyed cotton or pieces of old white sheets, pillowcases, or tablecloths that are large enough to cover silk-wrapped eggs
  • Twist ties
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Tongs or spoon
  • Cooling rack
  • Vegetable oil
  • Paper towels

Directions

  1. Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
  2. Tightly wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Secure with a twist tie.
  3.  Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of undyed cotton and secure tightly with another twist-tie.
  4.  Place egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
  5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.
  6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon, place on a cooling rack, and let cool.
  7. Remove silk from cooled egg.
  8. For shiny eggs, wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.

I found this awesome project at marthastewart.com.

2 Responses to One-of-a-Kind Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

  1. Neil 10/06/2013 at 4:00 pm

    AMAZING!

    Love this technique!

  2. jessica 29/01/2014 at 8:48 am

    awesome i love it

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