DIY Silk Tie Dyed Eggs


Can you believe it’s already March?! A sign that I should probably take down the Christmas tree in my bedroom……

The temporary solution is to put some Easter eggs under the tree, pray my cat doesn’t sit on them, and no one will know the difference.


My favorite way to dye Easter eggs now is with 100% silk. And the cheapest way to get 100% silk is through Goodwill.

Goodwill never ever fails me and the particular day I went in, it was apparent that they had just gotten a donation of some of the ugliest silk ties I’d ever seen in my life. #win

Never underestimate the power of an ugly tie. They make the prettiest eggs.

How To: DIY Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

You will need:
Thrift Store 100% Silk Ties
Cotton Blend Fabric
Eggs – boiled or hollowed out
Rubber Bands


1. Use a seam ripper or scissors to cut open the tie until all you have left is the fully intact, outer, silk fabric.

2. Wrap each egg in the silk fabric, right-side-facing the egg, and secure with a rubber band.


3. Repeat  with a plain, cotton blend fabric. There should be two layers of fabric covering the egg now.

4.Bring a pot of water to a boil, add 3 tablespoons or so of vinegar, and submerge the eggs for about 15 -20 minutes.

5. Let cool and unwrap.


Now go on! Decorate that Easter tree. I know I’m not the only one…



About Girl of a 1000 Dreams

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16 Responses to DIY Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

  1. these are amazing! what a great idea.

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  3. These are beautiful!!!

  4. This is such a cute idea! So creative and frugal 🙂

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  10. Great idea!!! And so easy to do!
    Now on my To Do list 🙂

  11. carissa says:

    so are the ties trashed afterwards? also, how tightly does the silk have to be around the eggs? i really want to try this!

    • Hi Carissa! The silk fabric from the ties can sometimes be used to die eggs a second time but the color won’t be as vibrant. So yes, I just throw them away after I use them once. Which is why I get them at the dollar store!

      And you want the egg to be snug enough that it doesn’t move around in the fabric pouch. Basically, try to get it as tight as you can without breaking the egg!

  12. Charlotte Smith says:

    This is like magic. Amazing!

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