Sunday, April 10, 2011

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Easter is approaching!

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

I've been wanting to make these silk tie Easter eggs I've seen all over online. And today seemed like a perfect day! I dragged my mom to Goodwill in search for silk ties. I thought they were going to be hard to find, but they had a ton there! The cost $2.99 each. It was hard to pick only 3!

Silk Ties from Goodwill

You kind of had to search everywhere for the "silk" tag.

Up high,

silkd ties

In the middle,

silkd ties

and down low.

silkd ties

After I cut up the ties, I wrapped the eggs with the silk and then with white cotton. I did a different wrapping method with each one, in my opinion cutting one square of silk and wrapping it around the egg worked best. Also, I think I should have wrapped more string around, so there was better silk-to-egg contact.

Silk Tie Easter Eggs Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Next was a 20 minute boiling water and vinegar bath...

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

After the 20 minutes was up, I let them cool in cold water and then unwrapped them.

They didn't turn out as good as I had hoped, but you never really know with each tie... So who knows what would have happened if I picked 3 different ties.

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Silk Tie Easter Eggs

If you make these eggs for eating... there are some worries about the safety of using silk to die eggs (read here), but I'll leave that decision up to you! I didn't eat mine, but I at my rubber cement eggs from last year and lived to tell about it.

If you're interested in making some silk tie eggs, just Google "silk tie eggs," and you'll find plenty of tutorials. I also recommend checking out pictures of the ones that people have done on Flickr, they look pretty cool!

And if anyone here in the states wants to send me a postcard, I'll send you my left over silk in return ;-P Just let me know in the comments.

Oh yeah, you can rub a little vegetable oil on them to make them "pop" a little more.

Easter Eggs

5 comments:

  1. They are pretty cool! Who would have that you could do this?

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  2. they look lovely. I have never heard of this before. :-)

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  3. Those eggs look really pretty! I consistently find new and interesting things on your blog. No wonder I keep coming back.

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  4. Loved your eggs. We rubbed ours with a little olive oil and it brought the colors out even more. We also found letting them boil a little longer transfered the colors better.

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