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This fun wreath is easy to make and a fun change from a normal wreath.  The best part, with some string, bakers twine or fishing line, you can add a cute shape in the middle and use it through spring when St Patrick’s day is over!

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You will need:

Felt in rainbow colors.  I used one piece of each color

Wreath form (Get a wicker one from the dollar store to save some money)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

A spice container, or something to use as a template for cutting circles that are around 2 inches in diameter

Fabric scissors

pen

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You will want to start by tracing circles.  If you use anything bigger than a couple of inches, you will need more flannel.  Once you have your circles traced you are going to cut them out with some fabric scissors.  This isn’t hard, but a little time consuming.  Do yourself a favor and do it while you watch television or something to entertain yourself.  Really, you will never want to see another circle in your life. 😉

Once you have all of your circles cut, you are going to glue them on to your wreath form.  This also takes forever but the ruffles look so pretty that it is worth it! Begin with red or purple, since those are your end colors and work your way to the other end.  Put a small dot of hot glue in the middle of the felt circle and pinch it together.  This will help keep it from just falling into a flat circle.

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Once you have glued the circle in the middle, put a dot on your wreath form and place the circle on.  Pinch it for a few seconds so that it will stay attached.  Continue to do this for each circle.  Place them close together to prevent gaps.  They should cover fairly well.

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Once I did my colors, I still had a good size gap left of wreath showing.  I covered it in strips of light blue felt for the sky.  I wanted my clouds to be different from the rainbow, so they wouldn’t look like part of the rainbow.  I cut  them flat, to look like clouds, and just cut 3 different sizes to give it more depth.

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Now, for the shape in the middle.  Using card stock or thick paper, cut your desired shape.  I went with a shamrock out of some sparkly green scrapbook paper I had.  If you want to make it thicker, do two of the same shape and glue them together so that it is double sided. Punch a small hole in the top and hang using string, bakers twine or fishing line.  If you are using a wicker wreath, tie the other end of the string around the pieces of wicker in the back.  Or just hot glue it where you want it.  I also made raindrops that I plan on hanging after St Patrick’s day is over so that I can keep my fun, bright wreath up through spring!

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Easter Eggs, how to dye eggs with silk ties or silk shirts, natural ways to dye eggs, they turn out stunning you got to try it

How to dye eggs with old silk ties or shirts!

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Each year we let the kids dye eggs for Easter, but we try and do something unique each year.  Did you know you can dye eggs with silk? It seems kinda fancy, but is actually really easy and gives the eggs a beautiful pattern.  No two will ever be the same. They are so pretty you might want to blow out your eggs first and just dye the shell so you can display them all month.

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You will need 100% silk in order for this to work. Below I talk about the best places to get silk if you don’t have some hanging in your closet.  You can get them for cheap so do not cut up your expensive stuff, Dad might not be to happy if he comes home to find his favorite ties chopped up in the middle of the kitchen. BUT I bet if you ask, there is a good chance he has some old ties that are stained up or getting a little fuzzy and would be perfect for this project.

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For dying eggs with silk you will need:

Eggs medium or small (raw or already blown out and just the shell)

100% silk ties, scarves or shirts

Scissors

Cotton string or rubber bands 

White cotton fabric ( I used an old sheet)

White vinegar

Cooking pot

Start by  taking your tie apart.  You will need to take out the filler fabric and just use the silk. Once you open it up there will be enough silk to wrap about 3 eggs. Small to medium eggs work best for this project since the width of the tie is not very wide.

Easter Eggs, how to dye eggs with silk ties or silk shirts, natural ways to dye eggs, they turn out stunning you got to try itYou want to put the egg on the “right” side of the fabric or the side you see, this will have the less shiny side on the outside. You want to wrap it as tight as possible, the fabric has to make contact with the egg in order to transfer.  You can use cotton string or rubber bands to tie it at the top. I take a few extra rubber bands and wrap the egg too, in an effort to get the fabric as close to the egg as I can.

Easter Eggs, how to dye eggs with silk ties or silk shirts, natural ways to dye eggs, they turn out stunning you got to try itYou will need to then wrap the egg a second time with white cotton fabric. This keeps the color from bleeding from one egg to another. It also helps the silk stay tight and not shift so much. Add eggs gently to a pan of boiling water. Add 1 cup of white vinegar to the water too. This helps the colors transfer! Boil for 20-30 minutes. The longer they boil the brighter the colors tend to be.

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Take them out of the boiling water (careful they will be HOT). You can allow them to cool on their own, or run them under cold water if you are in a hurry.  Take off the rubber bands and fabric and see the beautiful patterns that have transferred to the eggs.  I do recommend only doing a few eggs in each pot, and try and keep darker colors away from lighter colors. Some fabrics will bleed, which will make your colors kind of look “muddy”.

Easter Eggs, how to dye eggs with silk ties or silk shirts, natural ways to dye eggs, they turn out stunning you got to try it

If you do not have silk ties or silk shirts, head to your local 2nd hand store.  Just look for tags that say 100% silk.  I was able to find a bunch of “ugly ties” for $1 at my local Dessert Industries.   Some of their nicer ties are $3-$4 but if you dig you can find a bunch for $1.  I looked in the men’s shirts and found several island themed 100% silk shirts for $3 which would give me enough fabric to do about 25 eggs. So the shirt was a better investment.

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You can use the same piece of silk to dye different eggs over and over. Each time it will get a little lighter, but we have used the same piece up to 5 times.  Some silk works better than others, but you can almost always get at least 2 dyes out of one piece.

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Since we do not know what kind of dye was used to dye the fabric these eggs are more for decoration instead of eating.

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