No tablets, no food colors, no cups, no drips, no stained fingers or clothes, no spilling—I could go on and on. But seriously, the best part about this method is that everything you need is right in your kitchen and closet…or worst case—the thrift store.
Servings: as many as you'd likeCook Time: 20-25 min
- Silk ties–look for a tiny tag at the small end of the tie. It needs to say 100% silk. Seriously, this doesn’t have to cost a mint. We picked all these up at the local thrift store–for just a few bucks. The thinner the fabric the better the transfer. If you’re raiding the closet, please be sure to get your man’s permission before you start cutting things up.
- An old, white T-shirt–cut it into squares big enough to wrap around the eggs
- 3 Tablespoons of white vinegar
- Pot of water
- Vegetable oil
Cut open the tie at the back and take out the facing fabric. All you will be working with is the actual colored silk.
Cut the silk into pieces big enough to cover the egg.
Wrap it around your egg. Don’t get too nutty about this step, just do the best you can.
Now, roll the egg up with the T-shirt fabric.
Set the wrapped eggs in a pan of cold water with the vinegar mixed in. Make sure the water completely covers the eggs.
Boil for 20-25 minutes.
Remove the eggs and allow them to completely cool.
Now the fun part—unwrapping the eggs to see what you’ve got!
Rub a tiny bit of vegetable on your masterpieces and see how pretty they look. Even the subtle ones are beautiful.
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