Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

I first saw these awesome dyed eggs last Easter in a friend’s blog.  I thought “what a cool idea” and promptly forgot about it. Apparently the idea is still floating around the Internet because I saw another post about silk tie dyed eggs on BlogHer just this past week.  Now of course there is Pinterest so I was able to pin the photos and blog link for future reference. Check out my Pin for detailed instructions.

Anyhow, I was determined to try it this year. So I headed to Goodwill Select for some 100% silk ties. My regular thrift store was closed for Good Friday. I also picked up a white pillowcase and a stock pot there.  There wasn’t a huge selection of ties but I soldiered on.

Unlike Jackie I did not have a nasty smell when boiling and simmering my eggs. I also totally forgot to take pictures of the process which was my theme for the day. I didn’t get photos of Charlie, David and Michael dyeing eggs or playing. I took a few with my phone last night at my SIL’s annual egg dyeing party.

Back to the eggs……

The dyed eggs turned out pretty darn good if I say so myself. I still need to coat them with oil to make them shiny. I took them to my SIL’s house last night to brag and show the eggs off. Here are the photos of the eggs as a group. Sorry the pictures do not do the eggs justice. I am a lousy photographer and it was 10pm.

pinterest silk dyed eggs craft easter

I plan on raiding my dad’s closet today and checking out more thrift stores for more silk ties. I am also going to check out Hobby Lobby for ceramic eggs. I have read that the wooden eggs do not take the dye well. You can also try this with blown eggs if you want to keep them for next year.

This is easy enough that kids can do it too, with supervision of course.

Warning – Do NOT eat the eggs! Decorative purposes only! Fabric dyes are not food safe.


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  1. LOVE THEM! They turned out AWESOME!
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    • Elizabeth says

      They did turn out pretty neat. No nasty smell like you reported though which was nice. Glad you had a good Easter weekend!

  2. They came out fantastic and I love them. Happy Easter.
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    • Elizabeth says

      Thanks. I was pretty impressed how nicely they turned out as well. Hope you had a great Easter weekend.

  3. Those eggs look totally awesome! I love the designs.

    Good luck in finding for more silk ties!
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  4. I think those eggs look just wonderful! it is really difficult to believe that you hand painted them.. They look like as if they have been painted using some mechanized machine.. !
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