Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tie-Dyed Eggs...My Attempt

I tie-dyed my eggs yesterday. The perfectionist in me wishes they turned out better but they still look pretty cool.

I bought my ties at the Goodwill for $1.99. I think that was a little pricey because I read about people getting theirs for 50 cents but I guess $1.99 isn't so bad for silk ties. These are the ties I bought:

I figured the Mickey Mouse tie wouldn't work but I wanted to try it anyway.

Here's what I got:

This one came out the best. The colors transferred beautifully. The bright bold ties turn out the best. The key is to really get them flat and tight on the surface, which is really difficult!
This one was the worst. The pastels just didn't transfer well at all and the silk was really thick so it was difficult to get a tight wrap around it. 
Mickey actually turned out better than I thought he would. Obviously still didn't turn out great but you can see a distorted Mickey on the egg. If I get a chance to try it again, I'm going to try to do the Pluto, he's more colorful and shorter so I'm hoping he'll work out well.

This one is my favorite. The bottom is the only part that turned out well but the colors transferred so beautifully. It's so bright and vibrant!
If you want to try this here's the link to Our Best Bites, which I shared the other day. 

Here are a few tips:
  1. Choose ties that feel more lightweight, the heavy silk is difficult to get a good, tight wrap around the egg
  2. Choose bold colored ties
  3. The tighter the wrap and the less the "wrinkles" the better transfer you'll get
  4. I used some of Kenzie's old burp rags (the stained ones that I won't use again) to wrap around the egg. You can use any light-colored fabric that you don't need anymore

1 comment:

  1. Yours look nice! I am totally in love with the idea of the Tie-Dyed Eggs! The last one is my favorite, too.