Easter, or Resurrection Celebration, is just a few days away. If you’re like many families, you’re getting ready to color some eggs to celebrate. I know that there are some who don’t like this form of “tradition”, since they feel that it takes away from the true meaning of what they day is about, but if you dig around for info, you can find some interesting things.
I want to give God all of the glory for every holiday, and I found that the coloring of eggs actually has some of that meaning. Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs red to mimic the blood that Christ shed during his crucifixion. The church purportedly took up this tradition, and it has continued ever since. So for Easter, even though people think that the eggs are what is most important, let’s turn it around for God’s glory!
Just a warning with this craft – this is for DISPLAY only. Due to what can be in the dye of certain fabric, these eggs have NOT been proven safe to eat and this is JUST FOR FUN, NOT CONSUMPTION!!!
I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!
- Silk Ties
- Cotton Fabric/Old T-Shirts
- Rubber Bands
- & Time!
I started by finding some old silk (make sure it’s 100% silk) ties at the thrift store, as well as white 100% cotton shirts. Got a whole bunch for only about $3.00!!
Next, I cut the stitching around the ties and discarded the insert pieces, as well as the top portion, which is too small to use. Cut the tie material into as many 5″ square pieces as you can.
After those were done, I cut the top portion of of the white t-shirts, since I would only need the flat pieces. I’ll save the other for another project.
Then, I cut the cotton fabric into about 5″ square pieces.
When I had everything cut, I then put the egg into the tie (pattern facing the egg) and then layered the shirt underneath it. This is to catch the dye and not have it go onto the other eggs. Use a rubber band to tightly secure the pieces onto the egg.
Then you boil the eggs in some water and about a 1/4 C of vinegar for about 20 minutes. After that, put them in some cold water for about 10 minutes to set.
Next, using your scissors, just cut the rubber band and remove the fabric from each one.
When you have them all unwrapped, you are ready to enjoy them for decor. Remember, due to what can be in the dye, these are not to eat!! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!! 🙂
Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
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That’s so much fun! They look awesome 🙂
I love these and totally trying them. Can you do this on eggs that are blown out?
Probably Rachel, you would just have to be really careful when putting the rubber band on.
What a unique way to dye eggs! I love that you get to go to a thrift store too. Happy Easter Jamie!
Thanks Linda – I just wish that they were safe to eat after doing this. Dumb dye!! 🙂
what a cool way to dye the eggs. I saw on Facebook a way to do it with rice and dye.
That would be cool, Tara!!
OH MY GOSH, my jaw just totally dropped to the FLOOR! How totally FABULOUS and creative is this… Jamie, these are amazing, LOVE THEM! Pinning right now! You’re a great BARGAIN shopper too! xo
Thanks Rose, I spend top dollar on NOTHING!! Well, maybe coffee! 🙂
Great craft idea! I love how these turned out. So pretty and colorful.
Thanks Andrea – they were fun to do!!
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