On Tuesday, I shared some of my most recent thrift store purchases, and that included these items:
They are silk ties that I got for pennies on the dollar. Maybe. I don't know if that is actually true, but it sounds about right; they were really cheap, because they came from thrift stores. Why did I want silk ties from thrift stores? Because Easter is just around the corner. Last year I found this great tutorial from Holidash on dying eggs with old silk ties and scarves. It was so much fun that I decided to do it again this year, and to share the results with you. I will even tell you how to do it, in case you'd like to try it for yourself! Here's how they turned out:
|From the striped yellow tie.|
|Navy blue polka dot tie|
|three of the ties that I used|
|Here are three of the little pretties, up close and personal.|
|Step 1. Cut the ties/scarves and the white cloth into squares. Holidash recommends 7x7.|
Step 2. Put the egg on the silk with the printed side touching the egg. Wrap tightly.
Here's a hint: wet the square of silk to make it easier to work with.
Step 3. Wrap the white square of material around the egg. Secure at the top with a twist tie.
Step 4. Repeat with all the eggs.
|Step 5. Place eggs in a (non-reactive) pot, fill with water, and add 3 tablespoons|
of white vinegar.
Boil the water for 15 minutes, then let it cool down.
|Here's the back of the polka dot egg.|
*Update: I think I forgot to mention that you should NOT eat the eggs after you dye them using this method!!
When I went to the Salvation Army today, they were having a sale- all clothes 50% off, including ties, so I picked up these:
|I was really hoping to get a rose off of this one.|
|And I did! Yay!!|
For your viewing pleasure, here is the Holidash video- I find watching these tutorials makes it so much easier to actually do the project!