Friday night was my monthly scrapbooking club night. Our founder Jodie brought in her Silk Tie Easter Eggs to show us and to demonstrate how to make them. You need 100% silk ties that you can find at Goodwill, garage sales, or maybe old ones in your Husbands closet. I took my egg home and my Daughter was definitely interested in trying this technique so I thought I would share how we made them.
You will need:
100% Silk Tie
Stainless steel or aluminum pot (use one you do not care about as the dye may stain the pot. I used a pot I only make soap with).
Duct Tape, Pipe Cleaners, or rubber bands.
Cut your tie apart.
Cut a piece of fabric that fits around the egg.
Get the fabric good and tight around the egg.
Secure the back with a small piece of duct tape.
Twist the ends and again secure with a small piece of duct tape. Make sure the duct tape is covering just a little of the egg.
You can also tie with string, pipe cleaners, or rubber bands. I just found the duct tape to be fast and easy. Make sure the fabric is snug on the egg.
Place in a stainless or enamel pot with enough water to cover the eggs.
Add a few tablespoons of vinegar.
Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let cool and unwrap your egg.
Shine your egg with a little vegetable oil. These eggs are for display only, I would not eat.
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