This Easter, forgo the candy-colored tablets and vinegar for dyeing eggs.  Instead, cover your eggs with soft hues and delicate patterns by using vintage silk scarves. We have a lovely selection of scarves on the Gift Wrap section of our site, many of which are silk, which would work perfectly for this process!

Dyeing eggs with silk scarves is one of my favorite seasonal projects because it incorporates green-crafting practices and, since you never know which scarves will make the prettiest eggs, it’s always a surprise. My family and I have been doing it for the last couple years, and it’s become a tradition.

This is a fun and simple process, without too many supplies or steps needed.  So let's get started!

Items Needed

  • White raw eggs
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen twine
  • Muslin or old thin rags or old pillowcase
  • 100% silk scarves
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar

  • Method

    1. Pick scarf of your choice and cut a square piece big enough to wrap around the egg. 
    2. With the front side facing the egg (the brighter side), wrap the scarf piece around the egg and tie off with a piece of twine. 
    3. Now wrap a piece of muslin around the egg and again - tie off with twine. 
    4. Place the eggs in an enamel or glass pot with water, adding 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.  Cover pot.
    5. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
    6. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove eggs from the water carefully.  Allow them to fully cool. 
    7. Cross your fingers, and unwrap!

    Hope this inspires you to create your own egg-dyeing traditions!

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