Monday, April 2, 2012

Tie-Dyed Easter Egg Try-Outs

OK, so I know everybody has probably seen the tie-dyed Easter Eggs from various websites (including good Ole Martha), but I decided to give it a shot and see how they would really turn out! Not only is this so EASY, but these are the most BEAUTIFUL Easter eggs we've ever done! My kids and my husband were so excited and so impressed with the results!
Being a pharmacist whose Dad works for Pfizer, I especially love how the Pfizer Viagra Tie-Dyed Easter Egg turned out! Haha! I know you can find so many instructional sites on how to do this project, but I thought I'd give a quick refresher just in case! First, you need a collection of 100% silk ties (thanks to my hubby for his donation)!
I did try a polyester tie and a silk mixture tie, but they did not work at all, so only 100% silk:)
Just a look at the ties we were working with. The one with the pics of my daughter was the polyester tie that didn't work out:(
Next step is to cut open the back of the ties and take out the inner lining (I came up with a project that I will share later on what I did with all the tie lining . . . waste not, want not). (Here is the "project" - my recycled Valentine's Day Heart Wreath).
My GORGEOUS assistant hard at work!
Then, wrap out each raw egg with a piece of tie and tie it off with a twist tie.
Wrap the tie wrapped egg once more with just a solid piece of extra cotton fabric and tie it off again with another twist tie.
Add all of the eggs in a big pot of boiling water that has 1/4 cup vinegar and boil for 20 minutes. When the time is up, just put the eggs in a colindar and wait until they are completely cooled off.
Now the best part, unwrap! My hubby and kids literally stood there excitedly as each egg was unwrapped! We're an easily amused family:) But, seriously, look how AMAZING these eggs are!!
In the end, I did put all my eggs in one basket, but luckily, it all turned out pretty fantastic! This project cost nothing besides the eggs (we had everything else on hand) and gets two thumbs up! ***I would like to add that I did research if it would be okay to eat these eggs, and it looks like that would probably NOT be a good idea, so DO NOT EAT!

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