Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Have you seen eggs dyed using neckties around blogland?  I’ve been wanting to try this Martha Stewart project for a few years now.  Click here for Martha’s directions.

I raided Mr. SP’s tie collections for a few that he could do without.  Note that the two on the left are brand new and have never been worn.  (And that’s a good thing.)  I ended up not using them and will save the one on the far left in case there’s ever an ugly tie contest to enter.

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I used a seam ripper to deconstruct each tie.

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Elsie came over and helped with the rest of the project.  We wrapped each egg in silk with the print facing the egg.  Then we wrapped each egg in white fabric and used a twist tie to secure the white fabric.  The eggs were boiled for 20 minutes along with three tablespoons of vinegar.

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Our eggs have some white spots because we didn’t secure our fabric tight enough with the twist tie.

We rubbed each egg with vegetable oil to make them shine.

Elsie took half of the eggs home and I kept half.  I displayed mine in a planter from my collection.

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This was a fun project and one that a mom could easily do with older kids.  I’ll bet that Goodwill has bunches of ties with patterns that would look great on an egg.

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Comments

  1. Paula, those are SO cool!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Suzanne

  2. How beautiful! I’ve got to check this project out. Thanks for the link. She is now on the Hallmark channel each morning at eleven so I can watch her today. Yes!

  3. Allie and Pattie says:

    Oh I LOVE this!! You just gave me today’s project with the kids!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Treasia Stepp says:

    How cute they turned out. So very pretty and totally unique.

  5. Rambling Girl says:

    I love these out of all the ways you can do eggs for Easter. Love them!

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Those are beautiful, Paula!!! 🙂 Very, very cool. 🙂

  7. FrouFrouBritches says:

    Oh my Gosh! That is so cool!!!! I’ve never seen anything like it! I totally love it! I may be hitting the Goodwill tomorrow. Hubby’s got lots of UGGGGLLLLYYY ties that wouldn’t make pretty eggs and I can’t use the pretty ones.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Those are awesome!! xoxo

  9. 9405018--Pat says:

    how cute…thanks for sharing…Pat H

  10. Keetha Denise Broyles says:

    I have NEVER heard of this, but they are absolutely LOVELY. Probably the most special Easter Eggs I’ve ever seen.

  11. Oh my goodness, these are ah-mazing! I’ve never seen or heard of doing this but I will have to rummage through my Dad and Husband’s old ties. Wonderful blog, I’m your newest follower!

  12. Two Beautiful Girls Mommy says:

    Oh I love these. They turned out so beautiful. I will have to try and make these next year!

  13. Red Door Home says:

    Very pretty. Such a clever idea.

  14. That is such a cool idea! I love the way they look!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

  15. They look great. I may have to try those next year!

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