Happy Easter!

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?

Happy Easter!

7 thoughts on “Happy Easter!

  1. Mona Churchill
    April 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Oh Sara, those eggs look so great you are so good.

  2. April 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t think my husband’s ties are safe now! :)
    Happy Easter .

  3. April 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    yeah! yours are gorgeous!! i will now be collecting silk ties until next year :) i forgot to mention that you can reuse the silk squares up to 4 or 5 times. i never tested it, but thats the word!

  4. April 10, 2012 at 12:48 am

    What?!? So doing this when I’m back from vacation. We’ll just have well dressed eggs in our lunches from now on. How cool.

  5. April 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    They look great! I will definitely be trying this,

  6. April 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Holy cow, you have just blown my mind. These are amazing!

  7. April 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

    those are so COOL!

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