Spruce up your Easter celebration this year with a simple method that produces decorative eggs covered in colorful, intricate patterns: silk-tie egg dyeing.
When I found this craft online, I couldn’t believe how silly and simple it looked. The beautiful outcome of wrapping these eggs with scraps of silk fabric seemed almost too good to be true. But, after only one try, I discovered how easy silk-tie egg dyeing really is.
It’s a great way to achieve the ultimate egg-dyeing results every time. All you need are neckties made with 100% silk. The eggs are wrapped with the deconstructed ties and left to boil in water and distilled vinegar. After 20 minutes, the tie pattern transfers to the eggs, creating a beautiful, pastel look that practically begs to be the centerpiece of your Easter dinner.
Thrift stores are a great place to look for cheap neckties — and they don’t need to be pretty. Cheesy ties make attractive eggs!
Sure, traditional Easter egg dyeing is tried and true — but this method exercises your creativity and produces uniformly gorgeous eggs. If the kids are more interested in decorating their own eggs by hand, this craft is just as fun (if not more so) for older kids and adults.
The eggs don’t require any prep, because they hard-boil during the silk-tie egg dyeing process. Blown-out eggs also work, if they’re wrapped carefully.