Friday, 18 February 2011

Silk Tie Easter Eggs


- Eggs
- 100% Silk ties; The thinner the fabric the better the transfer.
- An old, white T-shirt–cut it into squares big enough to wrap around the eggs
- String
- 3 Tablespoons of white vinegar
- Pot of water
- Vegetable oil


Cut open the tie at the back and take out the facing fabric. All you will be working with is the actual colored silk.

Cut the silk into pieces big enough to cover the egg…

Wrap it around your egg. Don’t get too nutty about this step, just do the best you can.

Now, roll the egg up with the T-shirt fabric.

The idea is to press the colored silk right up against the egg.

Wrap the eggs up with the string.

Set the wrapped eggs in a pan of cold water with the vinegar mixed in. Make sure the water completely covers the eggs.

Boil for 20-25 minutes.

Remove the eggs…

and allow them to completely cool.

Now the fun part—unwrapping the eggs to see what you’ve got.

Rub a tiny bit of vegetable on your masterpieces and see how pretty they look.

Even the subtle ones are beautiful.

You can even use the fabric more than once–if you’re so inclined.

Think of the possibilities.


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