Easter Eggs To DYE For!
Have you noticed that dying Easter eggs are not easy anymore? How many of us remember dying our fingers with those toxic oil paints by PAALS? I know I do! Well in the digital era where Easter Eggs should be Instagram worthy, here's a beautiful artistic solution and the best part? You don't have to be an artist or even own a paintbrush!
What You'll Need:
100% Silk Scarves or Ties (they have to be 100% silk, synthetic won't release the dyes. A thrift shop is your best bet, do NOT chop up your Dad's Dior tie or your Mom's Hermes scarf!
1/4 c. White Vinegar
1. Deconstruct the ties or scarf into 4 inch by 4 inch squares. Choose ties/scarves with bright bold colors (blues, reds, purples work the best.)
2. Wrap egg with the brightest color side closest to the egg. Secure with a twist tie. Be sure to make it as smooth as possible.
3. In order to keep the silk secure against the egg, you'll need to wrap it again. An old pillowcase or sock would work. Secure again with another twist tie.
4. Boil eggs in vinegar for 20 minutes.
5. Let cool completely. Usually 45 min.
6. Gently peel back to reveal your masterpieces.
PLEASE DO NOT EAT! These are dyed and the dye may have been absorbed into the egg. These are for decor only.
Want to add a sparkle? You can coat them or spray them with a finishing spray from a craft store.
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