I'm so excited to share with you lovely people my latest conquest! I dyed some eggs today. WITH TIES! I went to the thrift store, bought some silk ties (I need to go to the cheaper store tomorrow because I feel like I just got robbed), chopped them into pieces, and used them to dye the eggs with! I was pretty amazed, and now I am feeling rather impressed with myself.
Now do you want to be as awesome and impressed with yourself as me?
Gather up your supplies! You will need:
A glass or non-reactive metal pan
1/4 cup vinegar (which I forgot to take a picture of)
Silk scraps (big enough to wrap around the eggs)
White fabric scraps (big enough to cover the silk wrapped eggs)
Raw eggs, washed and patted dry
If you are using old ties to do this, go ahead and rip out the seams and iron the fabric flat. Cut the pieces big enough to wrap around your eggs.
1- Wrap your eggs with the pieces of silk. Make sure to put the printed side towards the egg! You'll want to get the fabric as smooth as possible (there will be wrinkles, but smooth them out as much as you can).
2. Wrap the white cloth around your silk wrapped egg. Make sure you've got it nice and tight so it holds the silk onto the egg. Secure your little bundles with a twist tie (rubber bands or string would probably work too).
3. Put your eggs into your pan and cover with water. Add your vinegar and bring to a boil. Once you reach a boil, turn the heat down and let them simmer for 20-25 minutes.
4. Fish your eggs out of the water with a pair of tongs. Set in a plate or bowl and put in the fridge until they've cooled.
Now you can unwrap your little beauties!
I read that you can rub your eggs with a little veggie oil to make them shiny, but I thought these were rather neat as is! I hope to do a few more of these if I can find some silk ties that aren't 1.75 euro each (what can I say, I'm a cheapskate!).