Silk Tie Easter Eggs

Make a gorgeous set of patterned Easter eggs with the help of a few silk ties. Learn how to make these DIY Easter eggs, and get more of our best Easter decorating ideas.

patterned eggs on striped plate

You won't believe how easy it is to transfer patterns onto these silk tie Easter eggs. Use 100 percent silk ties (or any other 100 percent silk material) to wrap a set of eggs, then boil the wrapped eggs in vinegar to transfer the design. Use this technique to create a set of eggs from ties that have sentimental value, or have fun thrift shopping for the silk material.

See more creative ways to dye Easter eggs. 

What You'll Need:

fabric transfer egg-decorating materials
  • Uncooked white eggs
  • 100 percent silk ties
  • White cotton fabric or pillowcase
  • Plain white string
  • Low stock pot
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Baking sheet
  • Paper towels

Step 1: Prep the Eggs

wrapping egg in handkerchief

Cut your silk ties into large pieces to cover eggs. Look for silk ties that have a bold pattern and bright colors. The more colorful and crazier the pattern, the better the eggs will turn out. We found the bottom third of the tie was large enough to cover one egg. Remove the inner fabric or foam from tie and trim piece to cover egg. Wrap the tie tightly around the egg, being careful not to crack the egg shell. The tighter you wrap it, the clearer the pattern will be. Cut a slightly larger square of white cotton fabric and wrap it around the tie-covered egg. Secure with plain white string or strips of cotton fabric. 

Step 2: Cook Eggs

tying string around egg and fabric

Gently set your wrapped eggs into a low stock pot and cover with cold water. Be sure there's at least an inch of water covering eggs. Add 6 tablespoons of white vinegar. Over medium heat, slowly bring water to a boil and cook for a minimum of 20 minutes. Remove eggs and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to cool. Cool them in the refrigerator for easier handling. 

Step 3: Remove Fabric

patterned egg and fabric

Once the eggs are cool, cut off the cotton and silk fabric from each egg. Gently wipe egg dry of any excess moisture. Store in the refrigerator until ready to add to your Easter display. 

These eggs are for decorative uses only. We don't recommend eating the finished eggs. 

Get our favorite ideas for decorating with Easter eggs. 

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