Thursday, March 20, 2008

Silk tie eggs

Last year we learned how to dye Easter eggs in an uncommon but very cool way. What you do is cut up old silk ties into squares and wrap them around an egg. Then you wrap the egg in a square of white fabric (we cut up an old t-shirt) and use twist ties to secure the fabric. Finally, you boil the eggs for 20 minutes with 1/4 c. vinegar in the water and voila! Unwrapping the eggs is the best part because you never know how they will turn out. Sometimes the ugliest tie makes the coolest egg. We like dying them this way because we aren't left cleaning up a big mess and the eggs turn out way cooler than when we try the traditional way. Plus, we have a fun new family tradition of going to the D.I. to pick out new ties to try out every Easter. Here is my favorite of the eggs from this year's batch:
If you want to try it out, go here for step-by-step instructions! Happy Easter everyone!


j & r fullmer said...

Those eggs seriously are freaking AMAZING!!!! I tried your chicken recipe and it was divine! We all loved it. Thanks! Can't wait to see you when you get here!

Cassi said...

oooo, I want to try!

Ryan and Cecily said...

That is so awesome! We are going to try the silk tie eggs tonight. The egg in the bottom picture looks like your background! Those eggs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!