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:
- Gather some old silk ties. Goodwill is great for this (or your husband’s/dad’s closet).
- Cut your silk ties and your pillowcase into squares. The squares should be large enough to fit around an egg.
- 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).
- Wrap your white cloth around the same egg and secure with rubber band.
- Place all eggs in a large pot.
- 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)
- Bring to a boil and cook for around 30 minutes.
- Remove carefully and place in a bowl of cold water and ice.
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: