These are gorgeous! You will not believe the detail. Seriously the most beautiful Easter eggs I have ever dyed. And I am posting this now so that you still have time to find your silk before this Easter. And yes, I know this has been done several times by several people including Martha.
Silk Dyed Easter Eggs
I want to mention, I do not know how safe these are to eat. The dye in the ties is probably not food grade. You may not want to eat them. If anyone knows please share in the comments box. That said we do eat ours lol! If they sit out all day for decoration you might not want to eat them though.
Glass, Enamel Pot or I use a Stainless.
White Fabric cut in pieces large enough to cover one silk wrapped egg. (washed sheet from a thrift store works)
100% Silk Material
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1. Remove the lining from the ties and cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around one egg.
2. Wrap raw eggs so the printed side of the silk is touching the egg and tie silk with a twist tie. Try to get the silk as smooth as possible against the egg.
3. Wrap white fabric around the silk wrapped egg an tie with another twist tie.
4. Put eggs in the pot and cover eggs completely with water and add 1/4 cup vinegar.
5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.
6. Use tongs to remove eggs from water and let cool.
7. Remove eggs from fabric when cool enough to handle. This is the fun part! Each one is like a little present!
8. Rub a bit of vegetable oil on the eggs to add a little shine.
Tips - Look at thrift shops and yard sales for silk ties. The uglier the tie the prettier the egg! Bold and dark colored ties work better. It must be 100% silk or it will come out like the egg at the bottom right in the egg carton picture way below.