Silk-dyed Eggs

by Rachel Baker on March 11, 2014

Sara and Kate over at has an intriguing post about how to silk-dye eggs. With Easter coming up, how could I resist not posting this one. I plan on trying it towards the end of this month.

This is also a fantastic way to upcycle ties that you may have hanging in the closet or ones that you pick up from a thrift store.

One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties.

Here’s the run-down:

You need 100% silk for this to work. Make sure to check the labels to make sure you’re not buying polyester, which can look similar. I grab old ties at the thrift store where they’re usually pretty cheap. And remember: when it comes to ties, you may not want ugly ones on your man, but ugly ties do make pretty eggs! You could also use silk from an old blouse, a scarf, or whatever. So if you’re rummaging through a thrift store, check out some other areas as well.

Read more on how to do this, here:

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