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 Stewart.com I was ready to tackle making 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 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
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.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter!