How to Make Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

Silk tie-dye eggs are a beautiful way to reuse old silk (think ties) you may have around the house. They are mess-free and easy since they get the hard-boiling and dyeing done in one step. An added bonus is their wow-factor. Here's how to create your own... 

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1. Wrap a piece of 100% silk around a raw egg with the pattern side toward the egg. (Make sure to use pure silk, not an imitation. You can also reuse the silk about three to five times.)

2. Wrap a piece of white cotton cloth around the already silk-wrapped egg.

3. Tie the bundle with a twist-tie and place it in a glass or enamel pan. TIP — According to my friend and culinary professional, Rita Nader Heikenfeld, you shouldn't use an old aluminum pan or an old copper pan that is not lined with tin. Most of the aluminum pans sold today are anodized or coated inside. This process makes them nonreactive to acid foods so they are fine to use.

4. Fill a pan with enough water to cover the eggs. 

5. Add three tablespoons to 1/4 cup vinegar to the water depending on what size pan you use.

6. Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes or more, remove the eggs from the water and unwrap when cool.

As you can see, the pattern from the silk transfers onto the egg. There are sometimes runs or smudges, but they still look beautiful.

Let your creativity go wild and try silk tie-dyeing eggs this Easter. I'm sure you'll love it! 

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