I am so amazed every time I do these Martha Stewart silk tie easter eggs!
They are completely foolproof and unbelieveably beautiful.
What you’ll need:
Small- to medium-size raw eggs (a dozen is usually all my pot will hold)
Glass or enamel pot
Silk ties, blouses, boxers, or scarves, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg
White sheets (or pillowcases or old tablecloths), cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
Tongs or spoon
Step by Step:
1. Cut silk into a square (or a piece) large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
2. Wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn’t fit perfectly around egg.
3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a twist-tie.
4. Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. 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. Spray eggs with non-stick cooking spray for a shiny finish.
Silk goods such as ties, blouses, and boxers can be purchased at rummage sales or thrift stores. It’s also a fun project after cleaning out your closet. Even the ugliest of ties, make beautiful eggs. Don’t work too hard searching for certain patterns to use—the end product never looks like the original fabric color. Plus, it is always so fun to see how the designs turn out.
I like to display mine as a table centerpiece in a cupcake tree. Too cute!