DIY Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

These are such a fun and unique way to dye Easter eggs, not to mention a great way to put some old silk ties to use (just make sure they are 100% silk ties). 

 Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs DIY

What you’ll need:

  • One dozen eggs
  • 3-5 silk ties
  • Old pillowcase (or other white cotton you don’t mind ruining)
  • Rubber bands
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

What you’ll do:

  1. Gather some old silk ties. Goodwill is great for this (or your husband’s/dad’s closet). 
  2. Cut your silk ties and your pillowcase into squares. The squares should be large enough to fit around an egg.
  3. Wrap your silk tie square around the egg with the front of the fabric touching the egg. Wrap tightly and secure with a rubber band (see picture).
  4. Wrap your white cloth around the same egg and secure with rubber band. 
  5. Place all eggs in a large pot.
  6. Fill the pot with water 2 inches above the eggs and add in the vinegar.  (**tip: you can weigh down your eggs with a colander or the lid of a small pot so they don’t float to the top) 
  7. Bring to a boil and cook for around 30 minutes.
  8. Remove carefully and place in a bowl of cold water and ice.
  9. Unwrap!


and a few easter thoughts: 

Over the past couple of months I’ve made the gradual switch to listening almost exclusively the Christian station K-Love (and a bit of CNN) while I’m driving. I love that my moments in the car, and now the lyrics stuck in my head all day, are inspiring, calming, motivating, and reminding. Its not infrequent that I have tears in my eyes on the way home to the grocery store, or that I walk through the door after a short ride home energized and empowered. One of my very favorite songs at the moment is all about overcoming. Its upbeat, positive, and always tends to be on just when I need the reminder:

You might be down for a moment, feeling like its hopeless, that’s when He reminds you: You’re an overcomer. 

With Easter here again, I’ve been thinking about the idea of overcoming. To me, its about struggle, and its about change. Because Christ overcame everything, I can overcome anything. It means I’m not stuck being who I am, or who I’ve been. It also means I shouldn’t be content ‘just the way I am.’ Who I am today can and should be better than I was yesterday, and worse than I will be tomorrow. It means that whatever I’m facing right now, whatever any of us are facing, we can overcome.


I think this short film sums up the meaning of Easter, the possibility of overcoming, so beautifully:

YouTube video
Happy Easter!


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  1. I really like that perspective, "overcoming". Happy Easter! (& thanks for sharing!)

  2. Happy Easter! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

  3. Ok, those eggs are fabulous!! Need to try that!
    I shared this video too and have watched it a bunch of times. Love your post, thank you for sharing!

  4. I LOVE THAT VIDEO! Thanks for sharing. PLUS I always forget you can decorate eggs like that. I need to try it, dang it! I may have to decorate late…