When Henry and I were making confetti Easter eggs, we also tried our hands at two other types of egg decorating that I’ll share this week. Today’s Easter egg project is something I’ve tried and loved before – silk-dying eggs with neckties.
I actually shared this concept a few years ago after being inspired by the silk tie dyed Easter eggs at Skip to my Lou, but I thought I could share the steps again for those who were curious about whether it is really easy. (It is.) I also thought Henry may like wrapping up the eggs.
Well. Womp womp. Henry could care less about tying silk around eggs and boiling them. So, I mostly made them on my own. But they still turned out pretty, so I’m sharing them. Forget the fact that my Toddler played with trains while I did this. Let’s just pretend we had a wonderful bonding moment over silk-dyed eggs.
Back to reality. Here’s how it all went down.
I went to the local Salvation Army and found four silk ties with potential. (I looked for those with a variety of colors.) I ponied up $6 for the lot.
Henry got about this far before he bailed on me in lieu of choo choos. Lame. (In case you are wondering, he insisted on wearing that hat and I cropped out the fact that he was pantless. Hobo baby in the house.)
Here’s how I wrap up the egg, twisting the top. I’m afraid that a hand model I am not.
Then, I wrapped a small piece of white fabric around the silk (mine was a jersey with stretch, but I don’t think it matters). I tied the top tightly with twist ties and then twine (when I ran out of twist ties).
Next, I put the eggs in a stainless steel stock pot and filled it up with water on the dirty stovetop. Just make sure the water covers the eggs. Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Bring the water to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Even Henry decided to put down the train and hold these crazy eggs for a few seconds.
They are so beautiful in person.
I don’t even think I can pick a favorite.
In conclusion, your toddler may be bored with these eggs. But they will make you so happy that it’s still worth making them. And they are so easy and leave behind zero mess. Neither of which can be said about my nearly-two-year-old. But I think I’ll keep him, too.
Did you match up the eggs with the ties at the top of the post? It’s a fun game, I promise!
Linking to Weekend Reading at Serenity Now.