I was visiting a friend’s house the other day and noticed she had decorated beautiful Easter eggs. They were delicately adorned with swirls and beautiful colors that danced around each egg. I was intrigued. She explained to me how she used silk scarves to dye her eggs. Check out your local thrift store for some 100% silk scarves that you can use to cut up.
Here are the basic steps:
- Prepare eggs by either “blowing out” the eggs. If you choose to keep the eggs intact, this works, too.
- Cut silk to fit each egg. Tie silk with the ink side toward the egg, securing silk with rubber band.
- Prepare pot for boiling. Add eggs & 3 tbsp. white vinegar.
- Boil eggs for approximately 15 min on a steady heat.
- Turn water off, let eggs set.
- Drain water, remove eggs and silk.
- If you want your eggs shiny, add some vegetable oil by rubbing on with a cotton ball.
Voila! Natural, beautiful & unique Easter eggs made that simple!