Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Silk Dyed Eggs


After stumbling across this project on the Martha Stewart website, I was hooked. There are countless different egg dying techniques floating around this year, but this was one that I had to see for myself!

What you need:
  • Uncooked eggs
  • 100% silk ties
  • White cloth 
  • String or twist ties 

You can pretty much use any 100% silk material that you have - ties, scarves, shirts - whatever!

 




Be sure that the tags say 100% silk!

I bought my ties from the salvation army - but if your lucky you can find some in your husbands closet
(I won't tell!)







Now you have to cut the ties up, leaving a piece of silk big enough to wrap around your egg.


Wrap the egg with the patterned side of the material touching the egg


Next, use a piece of your white cloth to wrap around the silk covered egg.  Tie as tightly as possible with the string or using a twist tie.


Now it's time to boil! Put the eggs into a pot with cold water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar.  Bring to a boil and let cook for at least 20 minutes.


Carefully remove the eggs with tongs and set them aside to cool.  Once they have completely cooled you can take off the cloth to see how they turned out!

 I don't know how this blue tie turned into a grey egg, but I love it!


The texture of this tie really showed up great on the egg!

I love how each egg looks so unique!


The fun part is trying out all different kinds of ties to see what looks the best!

Some of the ties I thought would work the best actually came out funny - while some ties that I overlooked made the best eggs!



Any part of the egg that wasn't being directly touched by the silk will stay white - I kind of like this look but if you want to minimize it be sure to get your silk as smooth as possible before covering with the white fabric.

Don't throw away the fabric scraps when your done - some can be used up to 5 times!


Tell us what you think!! Will you guys give this a try?

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16 comments:

  1. Wow! How interesting is THAT? They look like marble or porcelain eggs. Neat idea!
    Lorraine

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  2. I will try this amazing eggs! Thanks for the tutorial and thank you for your lovely comments on my tables. HAPPY EASTER
    FABBY

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  3. Those are fabulous! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  4. Those eggs are so cool! I love the different textures that it gives it!

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  5. Love these so much! I'm featuring them today at cheapcrftymama.com! Thanks for linking up to "Pin It and Win It Wednesday"! You can grab a "featured" button from my "grab a button" link (@ the top of my blog). Thanks!

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  6. Thank you for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  8. We are trying these today. Wish us luck!

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  9. This is awesome! I never heard of this before. It looks easy and the eggs came out beautiful. How can you beat that? Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  10. OMG, knockout designs! Pinterest is my new friend. I am on waiting list atm to get in. They let me do the free previewing, thank gosh. I would REALLY love to try this. I would try this with eggs that were blown out from it's contents.

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  11. I found your cute blog through Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. Your silk-dyed eggs turned out lovely. Such a great idea! Even though it's after Easter, I want to try and make these with my kids. I'm looking forward to following your blog and seeing more of your creative ideas!
    Sharla

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  12. Very cute. I have seen some of the cutest eggs this season. Now I have to remember them for next year. Thanks for joining the newbie party.

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  13. These are so fabulous! I would have never known you could do that! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  14. Wow.. I never knew this fact about silk fabric.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..I hope you had a wonderful Easter! :)

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