Happy Easter everyone! Yesterday, I posted links to some projects I really wanted to try but didn’t get to this year. Well, I had a pleasant surprise yesterday when I was able to carve out some time from the day to stop at the thrift store and pick up some old ties to try Ellie Moon’s Tie Dye Eggs.
I was able to find these great patterns for $1 each. I cut them up as the directions say. I found that one tie cuts about 3 good size squares. I also grabbed some cotton fabric at the thrift store as well to wrap the egg and silk in.
I wrapped all the eggs with the “right” side of the tie facing the egg. I tightly twisted up the edges to fold in and lay flat on one side of the egg. Securing them in place with the cotton fabric and some yarn tied in a bow (for easy removal after they were finished).
I added them to a pot of water, then added the vinegar and let them go for 25 mins as Ellie’s directions state.
This has definitely become a new tradition for us. There is no mess, no dye all over the kitchen (and fingers!) and it’s such a nice surprise to open each little package to see what’s underneath. Each egg comes out so different and beautiful. Next year I’ll be better about getting out the air pockets – but gosh, are they pretty or what?