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.
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.
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.
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.