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How to Tie-Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties: A Step-by-Step Guide

Looking for a creative way to dye Easter eggs? Using silk ties is easy and the finished product is stunning!

Aren't these eggs beautiful? They've been tie-dyed using 100-percent silk ties! Credit: Jaimie Cura
Aren't these eggs beautiful? They've been tie-dyed using 100-percent silk ties! Credit: Jaimie Cura
By Patch Editor Jaimie Cura 

Let's get one thing out of the way fast — using silk ties to dye eggs really is easy. I'm not a crafty person and this project gets my seal of approval!

Check out the slideshow above for a list of the materials you need and a step-by-step guide. Here's some quick reminders on how to make the most of the experience:

  • Ties need to be 100-percent silk. 
  • Darker hued ties produced the best designs — reds, blacks, dark purples and blues. Lighter hued ties were more muted but still beautiful. It's fun to experiment with colors!
  • It's not a good idea to eat eggs that have been tie-dyed using silk ties.
  • If you want to save the decorated eggs, you can always hollow out the eggs. Hollow eggs float so boiling them can be difficult. Quick tip: Put a strainer over the eggs in the pot when boiling them, so they don't float to the top!

If you tie dye your eggs, we'd love to see how they came out! Post your pictures on our Town Square board under the "Conversations" tab.

For more Easter or springtime crafts, check out our craft board on Pinterest!
Gail Amodio April 06, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Gonna try these, found some old silk blouses
TJ Eckleburg April 06, 2014 at 05:10 PM
This is what people do when they are stupid and have too much time on their hands.
MARGIE LANG April 07, 2014 at 07:51 AM
@ TJ: Obviously you have been missing your anger management classes. Writing a comment like that is "stupid".
Mr. Pennypants April 07, 2014 at 10:17 AM
leaving troll comments is what people do when they are stupid and have too much time on their hands.
Margaret Sapir April 07, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Can you use the ties twice?

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