I found this awesome DIY Easter egg dying instructions that creates phenomenal results. I had to try it, and it worked really well. Next year I’m going to make them with hollowed out eggs so that I can save them!
It was super easy to make, and not very messy at all. My wife went to Goodwill and bought a few ties. The softer silk seemed to work better than rough silk. Additionally, I used waxed dental floss which seemed easier to manage than the thread I used when I ran out of dental floss.
Silk Tie Dyed Eggs Tutorial
- Cut silk into a piece large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
- Wet silk and wrap around the egg and twist the extra silk at the top and bottom of the egg like a tootsie roll. The tighter the silk is wrapped around the egg will result in the best overall pattern, for a tie dyed look, crumple silk around egg….
- Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of wet white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a string.
- Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add half a cup of white vinegar.
- Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove eggs from water and let cool.
- Remove silk from cooled egg.
- To shine the eggs, wipe with vegetable oil.
These are so fun to do. I like seeing the result when the fabric is pulled away from the egg. Sometimes the dyes transfer in unexpected colors.