Sunday, March 28, 2010

Count down to Easter!

photo from Martha

Martha is a mecca for inspiration and she sure hasn't let us down for Easter. I LOVE LOVE these dyed eggs made from silk ties. So easy to do all you need are:

Small- to medium-size raw eggs
Glass or enamel pot (NOT metal)
Silk ties or blouses (source: closet or thrift store)
White sheets or pillowcases or old tablecloths
Twist ties
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
Warm water
Vegetable oil
Paper towels
Tongs or spoon

1. Cut silk into squares large enough to wrap around 1 egg. (Keep in mind that these silk squares can be reused over and over or just a few times depending on your swatch.)
2. Wrap a raw egg making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg.
3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a twist-tie. (Key word: tightly. But not too tight you crack the egg, obviously).
4. Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot (don't over crowd) Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add three tablespoons of white vinegar.
5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes (longer if you plan on eating the eggs).
6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon and let cool.
7. Remove silk from cooled egg.
8. For shiny eggs, finish off by wiping the eggs with vegetable oil for a pretty sheen.

photo courtesy of

Easy, no mess, you can re-use your scraps and display or eat your eggs when they're done!

Other projects to get you started for Easter:

at Moda Bake Shop

Easter cards (not too late to send out!) from Little Birdie Secrets.

These are actually chocolate CAKES w/ crushed cookies, candy rocks and mint!
(these pots are .98cents at Joanns & Home Depot)
Recipe at Martha Stewart

Peeps Bunting and Door Hangers at Dana Made It

The only question is.....which one to make first!

Happy Monday everyone!


  1. I love the Silk Egg idea. I printed it out to see if I can talk our children into trying something new this Easter season. We absolutely love dying eggs...we usually dye a dozen or more EACH. Then we try to eat them all in the coming weeks...but never quite get through the masses.

  2. the variety of Easter/Spring activities we can all create. My favorite is the Martha Stewart pots with the cake, cookies, mint and rock candy. I have a thing for rock candy...ever since I was very young...candy that looked like rocks was high on my list of fun. Do you remember making our own Easter Egg dye when we lived in France? We dyed our brown eggs with our homemade dye. The eggs were so beautiful and different. xoxo

  3. This blog is amazing! I love reading all the cool crafts and fun things you guys are doing! And the title of the blog is perfect! Keep posting!!


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