Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs have always been an integral part of Easter for me.  I have so many memories as a child of decorating eggs with egg dye, food colouring, Kool-Aid and crayons.  So many fun variations to try and marvel at the colours, patterns and unique patterns I could create.

This year was the first year we decided to make Easter Eggs with traditional egg dye but we also wanted to try something new and different.  After reading the instructions and watching the video on Martha I was ready to tackle making Silk Tie Easter Eggs.

silk tie easter eggs

I went to Value Village (thrift shop) and purchased some silk ties with beautiful patterns and some white napkins.

silk tie easter eggs

Silk Tie Easter Egg Directions

  • Cut silk ties into small squares large enough to wrap around 1 egg
  • Wrap egg with silk tie (pattern side facing the egg shell) cover with white cloth and secure with a twist tie or elastic band
  • Place wrapped eggs in an enamel or glass pot filling the pot just until the eggs are covered
  • Add 3 tbsp of white vinegar
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes
  • Remove eggs with tongs and allow to cool
  • Once cool, unwrap and marvel at the transfer of the pattern


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We combined our Silk Tie Easter Eggs with some done in a traditional dip in a long cylindrical vase to make a wonderful Handmade Easter Egg Centerpiece – perfect for our Easter Table.

handmade easter egg centerpiece

Looking for more Easter ideas?  Check out our Easter page and some of our favourites like Homemade Easter Eggs and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter!


  1. Great ideas! Our family is always looking for creative things to do on the holidays.

  2. Wow these are gorgeous! I have never seen or heard anything like this. How creative!
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  3. Oh my gosh! Done with ties?! That Martha Stewart has some skills after all and you did a great job replicating that! So cool!

  4. I have been wanting to do this for the last few years. How fun!
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  5. Wow that is super impressive! Way to use old ties too!
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  6. This Is AWESOME I Will Have To Try With The Kids!
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  7. Never tried of easter hunting and egg-making. In our country we have procession and Visita Inglesia, so never know how it feels making one
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  8. Amanda @ Erickson and Co says:

    These are super neat easter eggs! I pinned them for next year!

  9. Those are so cool. Such a creative idea.

  10. These are awesome! I love the centerpiece! Thanks so MUCH for sharing!!
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  11. I can’t believe how neat those turned out. What a beautiful look!
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  12. I love this because you can find ties for so cheap at consignment shops. We will have to give it a try next year.

  13. Oh wow! I definitely want to do this next year. It looks fantastic!

  14. I have never seen an Easter egg as colorful and decorative like this. Very nice and it can be a house decoration for the entire year.
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  15. Oh wow, those are really cool! Very nice.
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  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    this is a completely new idea to me. I used to paint little scenes on blown eggs and used them to decorate twigs in a vase.

  17. Oh that’s an awesome way to make some Easter eggs! Though my kids never really enjoyed dying eggs so we didn’t bother this year. I bet my mom would love to do this!
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  18. What a wonderful way to get cool and unique Easter Eggs! I want to try this out!
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  19. What an amazing idea… this is so easy and cute
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  20. great tips… thanks for sharing
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  21. Darlene W says:

    I did not see this post until after Easter, I will do this next year with the grandkids.

  22. Can you eat these eggs after dying them with the ties?

  23. Darlene W says:

    These are so cute and will be fun to do next year

  24. Linda Allen says:

    This is wonderful !!!! I collected ties at yardsales a whole bag for 1.50. But can you leave them out and still eat them or keep them refrigerated? Did you need to use another pot that you do not cook with because of the dye?
    I had another instructions where you cover with tie and cloth, then tie with cheesecloth on outside. Secure. Then you book (watching water) for 3 hours. You can then keep them year to year and cover with a shiny glaze. I am ready to do this today! Thanks!

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