Aren't these beautiful?!! If you love dying Easter eggs like I do, try these out. They're easy and oh so fun to look at.
The credit for this idea goes to my mother-in-law. We made these a few days ago with a few of her friends. Martha Stewart also has these eggs on her website. See here.
Things you'll need:
-old silk ties
-muslin or white sheets (or pillowcases or old tablecloths)
-rubber bands or twist ties
-white eggs (uncooked)
-a big ol' pot
1. Gather up some old silk ties and cut a few squares of muslin (big enough to wrap over an egg) (note: even cheapo ties are usually silk - unless, of course, they are obviously wool or cotton. My sister had a great idea to look at a thrift store since she doesn't have any ties lying around her apartment.)
2. Cut your tie into a piece big enough to wrap around your egg. Placing the egg on the shiny/good side of the tie scrap, wrap it up nice and tight. You want the tie pattern to be as snug against your egg as possible. (Careful, though, remember - the eggs are raw, so you don't want to break them.) Tie it off with a twist tie or rubber band.
3. Next wrap the egg again, this time with the muslin/cloth. Close up the muslin nice and tight with another twisty or rubber band.
4. repeat steps 1-3 with the rest of your eggs.
5. Pop the eggs into a pot. Fill with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add about three tablespoons of white vinegar.
6. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes or longer.
Have fun! Happy Easter everyone!!