Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tie-dyed eggs for Easter

I recently discovered a blog that had a tutorial for using old men's silk ties to color eggs. After a stop at the local Salvation Army to pick up some ties (shown above), I gave this technique a try.

Here are my completed eggs. A couple of them came out lighter than I'd hoped, but , still, all are very pretty.

This is one of my favorites. The tie itself was ugly, but the egg is so bright and colorful. This photo doesn't do it justice.

I like the paisley print on this egg.

The eggs in the basket. I'm going to try this next year, perhaps boiling them a bit longer to see if I can get the colors brighter. And I'll be scoping our yard sales for cheap men's ties!


amyjtoo said...

I'd accuse you of having *way* too much time on your hands this weekend. :-) But, those are seriously cool.

mkthudson said...

I sound like a broken record player, but you are so creative! Such neat ideas. :)


Rene S said...

Thank you, thank you!

Angel and Kirby said...

I may have to try this with my Grand Daughter!

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