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Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Eggs

A few weeks ago I was searching for a different way to color Easter eggs this year. I came across this brilliant idea from Our Best Bites via Martha Stewart. You tie-dye the eggs with old silk ties! Brilliant.

Here's what you need:
  • eggs
  • 100% silk ties
  • old white cloth - pillow case, sheet, tablecloth, etc. (I used light blue and it worked just fine)
  • string or twist ties
  • 1/4 C white vinegar
  • enough water to cover the eggs
Cut a piece big enough to cover an egg at the largest part of the tie. Wrap this around the egg, pattern side touching the egg, and tie with string.

Do the same thing with the light colored cloth - cut a piece and tie around the egg. Put all eggs in a pot, cover with water, and add 1/4 C of vinegar. Let water come to a boil, then simmer for around 20 minutes. Remove eggs and let cool on a towel or in a colander. Unwrap the eggs and see the patterns that transferred!

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter!


  1. Ashlee, These are awesome. I'm so impressed!

  2. they turned out great!

  3. Ashlee - I love those! I'm so doing that next year! Love you!!!

  4. these are so cool ashlee!

  5. what fun! Im totally doing this next year!! :)

  6. a.w.e.s.o.m.e. I saw this craft on Martha's website, but bypassed it because I assumed it would be waaay difficult to do. Now I wish I could have taken time to actually read the directions. These are so easy, and they are absolutely the prettiest eggs I have ever seen!

  7. These are GORGEOUS. I would've never thought of doing this but I love it!

  8. These are amazing. My jaw dropped.