Silk Tie Egg Dying - 20 Minute Crafter


Yesterday a friend brought me a dozen and a half of duck eggs saying they were to decorate for Easter.  I had honestly not thought at all about decorating Easter eggs but decided soon after to finally give this method a try! It was super easy and worked surprisingly well! Want to make some?
 First you need 100% SILK ties.  It has to be silk.  I found these at Goodwill for $1 each and while I was initially disappointed with the lack of "pretty" ties, I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I'll be keeping an eye out over this next year for ties to use next year.
 The first step is to deconstruct the tie.  Remove all but the outer silk shell.  I could wrap two eggs with each tie.  Wrap the eggs snugly with the ties, the smoother and firmer you wrap them, the better the transfer.  Secure with a twist tie. 
 Experiment with wrapping them long ways and short! (the twist tie at the top of the egg or the side).
Then wrap them all in scrap cotton.  I'm pretty sure this is keep the colors from bleeding into each other.  Secure with twist ties or string.
 Cover them with water and add a healthy amount of white vinegar (about 1/3 a cup or so).  Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and then allow them to sit in the hot water for 20-30 minutes.
 When they are cool enough to handle, get to unwrapping! Here are my results, the bottom image reflects the top one. 
 Look at the detail! That amazes me!



Such pretty results! This will be my go to from now on! Have fun making some! :)

How to make a fabric bowl using scraps! - 20 minute crafter

Saturdays lately have meant a new crafty conquest, this week it was for a friends birthday.  I found the tutorial for these sweet bowls and got right to work making one!

The result is something unique and fun and enjoyable to do.  It gets easier once you get started, so hang in there past the beginning. 

I followed this tutorial from Pretty Prudent almost exactly but I used rope instead of piping and I used hot glue to hold the ends in place when I transitioned from one fabric to the nest and when I got to the end I didn't taper it, just wrapped it a few times until the end was concealed and secure.

Give it a try!
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