Dying Easter eggs is a tradition in my house, even if my husband fights me on it every year. Of course, we will dye eggs this year with the kiddos, but I even have made him dye eggs in the past, just the two of us. Silly I know, but I take traditions very seriously.
So it was kind of a big deal this year for me to stray from my typical “dunk my eggs in dye filled plastic cups” technique. (I know, for such a crafty person, this method seems a little immature, but hey…you haven’t seen my infamous plaid egg!) When I saw this “tie-dye” method it instantly caught my attention, and I knew I had to experiment!
I found this on Our Best Bites, a yummy blog full of great recipes , via Cactus Needle Quilts, one of my favorite quilting blogs. Be sure to check both of them out!
I hit up the Goodwill the other day, and experimented last night. I was very happy with how my eggs turned out. I think my favorite part is that the multi-color polka dot egg is actually made using the lining of the tie that was used to make the blue and purple egg. Two very different eggs out of one tie!
One note if you’re going to try this yourself. In my experimenting I wrapped the eggs two different ways. The blue and purple egg was wrapped and tied at the top, while the multi-color polka dot egg was tied on the side. Tomorrow, when I make a few more of these, I’ll only tie them on the side. The silk covered the egg much tighter, and my finished egg had a lot less fold marks. (You can see them in my blue and purple egg. The white stripes are where the silk was folded, or pleated, to form to the egg.)
Happy Easter Everyone!!
Nikki, In Stitches
These are so fun! I bought a ton of Easter egg kits already, so we will have to try this next year!
What adorable eggs! Coloring Easter eggs is very much a tradition in my home too – we even make some for Merlin (our pup). After being married all these years, hubby automatically brings extra eggs home from the market for me to play with and “knows” that egg salad sandwiches are in his future! Now, if I can just get him or Merlin to wear Easter Bunny ears (!!!), the whole Easter theme would be achieved! (Look out Merlin!!)
Have a fun Easter with your family – they are the true gift at Easter and everyday.
Nedra- Cactus Needle says
I am so glad yours turned out a little better than mine. We tried tieing them both ways too, and even though they didn’t take on the EXACTNESS of the ties, I still loved the look. Next year I think I will experiment a little more and see if I can get the ties to adhere to the egg a little closer. Maybe use smaller pieces?
Anyway, Great job on your eggs!
How fun! I really like the multi-colored polka dot egg 🙂