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i was looking around online last week for instructions on tie-dying easter eggs- as in this kind of tie-dye:

instead i found this.  i’ve never seen this before… apparently silk ties have another purpose- they can be used to create amazingly beautiful easter eggs! i found a great tutorial on our best bites that walks you through the process.

the ties must be 100% silk for this to work. the best place to get them is a thrift store- plus you’re likely to find some really cool vintage prints that way.

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first you need to deconstruct the tie. snip the seams and remove the lining so you are just left with the silk.  cut a piece large enough to cover an egg. wrap the egg with the printed side (the outside of the tie) making contact with the egg, wrapping as tightly as you can without breaking the egg, and tie with string or twisty tie.

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next you need to wrap the eggs again with a light colored, light weight piece of fabric like an old pillowcase or sheet.

now put your wrapped eggs in a pot and cover them with water. add 1/4 cup vinegar and bring it to a boil.  after about 20 minutes, remove the eggs and put them in a colander or on a towel to dry and cool. once they’ve cooled, unwrap your eggs and admire your work!

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source. and if you want to try to tie-dye eggs like the ones in the first picture, you can find the instructions here.

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Comments

Rocio -March 31, 2010, 9:49AM

really nice, now this is the aldult way to make easter eggs!!!

alexxandra -March 31, 2010, 10:44AM

that might be one of the coolest things i have ever seen.

Chloe C -April 2, 2010, 12:53PM

boo hoo. I tried this, even followed the directions (shocking)
my egg did not come out strong and clear like the ones in the pictures.
I wonder what the variables are and how consistant the results are?
I did make a different egg, continuing to make things out of catalogue pages.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chloe-and-ivan/4484532906/

I like the idea of the dye transfer, but it looks like the process needs some study. Thanks for sharing & inspiring!

Lana -April 3, 2010, 12:02PM

Hey there! Lana @ Store #827. I actually just did this the other night with my boyfriend! They turned out awesome. I left my blog link if you want to check out the pictures!

xoxoxoxo

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