Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EGG-cellent Easter Eggs

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.

7. Remove the eggs with tongs or a spoon. Let them cool and then unwrap them to reveal your gorgeous eggs.

Have fun! Happy Easter everyone!!


Kathleen said...

Becca, that is so cool and nothing I would ever think up on my own.

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Desarae said...

what a wonderful idea! I watched the video on martha's site - so easy! thanks for sharing.