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DIY silk tie dyed Easter eggs

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
I’ve always had a little bit of an obsession with untraditional Easter eggs. Drawn on, painted on, glittered and taped… whatever you can think of, I’m usually down. As a kid, I spent every April with a big ball of wax and what looked like a chemistry kit — I had the coolest Ukrainian eggs on the block.

(Insert jealous oohs and ahhs here.)

This year I thought about pulling out the kit, strutting my fancy stuff for the family (I know they would’ve died of excitement) but then I started wondering… what else is out there in the world of eggs? What if there’s something super cool I haven’t tried? Something I haven’t even heard of!

And — much to my delight — the answer was yes. There was something cool I hadn’t even heard of.

As it turns out, you can die eggs with nothing more than a silk tie and a big pot of water. (Okay you need like two more things, but my mind is blown.) It’s easy, they look great — and if you’re doing it with kids, they’ll love that they get to unwrap the finished eggs like a present.

There’s also a slight chance that this project might afford you an excuse to do a little thrifting.

What I’m saying is that I can see absolutely zero reason not to drop everything and do this right now.

Okay well maybe you need the instructions first… (but then really, thrifting… go.)

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
DIY silk tie dyed Easter eggs

What you’ll need:
A dozen eggs
3-5 silk ties
Old pillowcase or other white cotton
Rubber bands
1/4 cup white vinegar

1 // Head to Goodwill and pick up some silk ties — don’t be picky, it’s hard to tell what they’ll look like once they’ve dyed your eggs, and sometimes the ugly ones are the best!

Just make sure they’re 100 percent silk. And while you’re there, pick up an old white pillowcase.

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
2 // Cut your silk ties and your pillowcase into squares large enough to fit around an egg.

3 // Wrap your silk tie first, putting the front side flat against the egg. Wrap tight and secure with a rubber band (like above).

4 // Then wrap your white cloth around and do the same.

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
5 // Place all eggs in a large pot.

6 // Fill pot with water 2″ above the eggs, add vinegar.

Tip: If you have it handy, weigh your eggs down with a colander or the lid of a smaller pot, they’ll want to float to the top.

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads
7 // Bring to a boil and simmer for around 30 minutes.

8 // Remove carefully and place in a bowl of cold water and ice.

9 // Unwrap! Enjoy the surprise.

diy silk dyed easter eggs // a thousand threads

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