Silk Tie Dyed Eggs {tutorial}

    Posted by  ·  April 6, 2011

    We had fun this weekend coloring eggs.

    I have been wanting to try this process for years after seeing it on Martha Stewart! So we gathered some old silk ties.

    How to dye eggs with silk ties

    Cut the silk ties apart removing the lining  until there is  enough silk fabric to cover an uncooked egg.

    Wrap the silk around the egg tightly. We wrapped it like a piece of candy with twisted ends and then tucked the ends behind.

    Make strips from an old sheet or other fabric.

    Tie a strip tightly around the egg to secure the silk.


    Tie another strip around the egg the other way.

    Put the eggs in a non-reactive pan (stainless steel, glass or enamel). Cover eggs completely with water.

    Put 3 tablespoons of vinegar in the water. Simmer eggs for 20 – 30 minutes. Ours simmered for 30 minutes.

    Carefully remove eggs from water and allow to cool.

    Now for the best part. Unwrap the eggs.

    It is always a fun surprise to see what you get!

    We had fun and they turned out beautifully!


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    1. Sandy
      Saturday, February 11th, 2017
      How long can these eggs that are dyed and hard boiled stay? Do they have to be eaten or thrown out?
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    3. Helen
      Sunday, April 8th, 2012
      Has anyone tried doing this with eggs with the insides blown out? Would like to keep the eggs. They are so pretty.
    4. meg
      Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
      I have done these before and they are simply divine...and so fun. The best part is that they are not messy!

      I had forgotten about them...thanks for the reminder. I'm gonna pull out that silk once again for this year!
    5. Susan M Jensen
      Saturday, March 24th, 2012
      Agood way to use scrapes. Very pretty
    6. CKH in Tulsa
      Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
      Wow - I've not seen this before but it is absolutely beautiful. I am on a mission to my local second-hand stores!
    7. Monday, April 11th, 2011
      Love your Easter Eggs!! We made the last year and I LOVED the way they turned out! Yours are beautiful!
    8. Saturday, April 9th, 2011
      Cindy! I love the eggs. i was so nice to meet you and share a table! You are so sweet! I hope you enjoy or time in AZ.

    9. Thursday, April 7th, 2011
      Wow this looks like a great dyeing option.
    10. Lisa
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      oh I have looked at these and wondered, and I wonder no more... just look at her face - I want to feel that way!
    11. Joni
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      what a lovely re-purpose idea! I can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the tutorial.
    12. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Oh my I have been dying to try this. Does it have to be silk ties? I might just grab a few from the thrift store. Sound like a fun project for my child and I. Thanks for sharing.
    13. Hope
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      LOVE this!
    14. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Oh these are darling!! I have seen it done before but but your directions are very simple. Interesting about the die in the tie not being safe for eating...thanks Narita for sharing that.
    15. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Your daughter is a doll! And the eggs are just beautiful!
    16. Narita
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      These are so beautiful and unique. I had seen the show where she did this and had forgotten about it. Thanks for sharing. I didn't see anywhere where you posted this but on the show she said due to the dye in ties she would not reccomend eating the eggs as it may not be safe
    17. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Very Nice Indeed !
      thanks for sharing :)
    18. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Love it! So creative!
    19. Jenny
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Beautiful! What a great tutorial! Don't you have the cutest assistant ever?!
    20. Maggie
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      We did these last year and they were so awesome! I am on the hunt for more silk for this year!
    21. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      These eggs are wonderful!
    22. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      awww, how cute! and i love the expression on her face ;)
    23. De'Anna
      Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Oh my goodness! I love these. It is like a present every time. I am heading to the thrift store to find me some silk ties I just have to try these. Thank you for all your wonderful tutorials. :-)
    24. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
      Wow! I absolutely love this idea! Thank you for sharing. :D
    25. Wednesday, April 6th, 2011