Adding color to the holidays by decorating the home and the yard is something we all love to do. And the colored eggs are the most traditional element of Easter and a universal symbol of this wonderful holiday.
Instead of buying ready-made colored eggs we offer you an original and artistic Easter eggs decorating idea and it does not even require an egg coloring kit.
Easter eggs decorating with the help of old silk ties
This idea for Easter eggs decorating will save you from the mess, the accidental splashes of dye and from worries if your eggs will be beautiful. Moreover, all the eggs will have their own unique design and pattern and each and everyone will be different from the others. In addition to that, you will find a good use of your husband’s old fashioned ties which clutter the closet. And this is the only material that you need – some silk ties and a pair of scissors. You don’t even need to boil the eggs but you should know that white eggs are dyed better. Let’s see how this is done.
Creative and unique Easter eggs decorating
First, you need to make sure that the material is 100% silk. Check the label at the back of the tie. Cut a piece from the tie large enough to wrap around an egg. Make sure that you wrapped the printed side of the fabric around the egg. Tie with a rubber band, a piece of string or a twisty tie. The tighter the silk is wrapped around the egg the better final result you will get. Once you have wrapped all eggs, wrap them again in white (or light color) fabric. On old pillowcase, tablecloth or a shirt will come handy and tie again. Place the eggs in pot, pour enough water to cover them and add half a cup of white vinegar. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pot and let them to cool. Remove the silk end enjoy the results of your unique Easter eggs decorating!
Make sure your fabric is 100% silk and not polyester
Choose stronger colors for a better effect
Wrap the silk tightly around the egg
Tie the silk piece with a twisty tie
Use ties with different patterns
Wrap in white cloth
Boil for 20 minutes