Normally, making decorations for Easter isn’t something that I would think about doing or be interested in. This year, however I’ve been inspired to observe these seasonal holidays since they are the most ancient traditions, connecting us to the distant past when people lived in earth-based communities.
I’m hoping to do some decoration for all the solstices and equinoxes since they are important markers throughout the year and a beautiful way to celebrate and behold the transition of the seasons and get in tune with the earth’s cycles.
Luckily, I am able to find some heritage eggs at a grocery store near me. They are always so pretty and often come in different shades, and if you’re lucky you’ll get a green egg or two.
Empty Easter Eggs
Emptying easter eggs isn’t complicated, it is just time consuming. It’s definitely a nice, meditative thing to do. Make some coffee or tea, throw on some relaxing classical tunes and you’ve got yourself a pretty pleasant Sunday morning.
Make sure to rinse all the eggs first, as you’ll need to put your mouth on them to blow out the insides.
1). You’ll need to poke a hole in either end of the egg. I used a really thin screwdriver (because I couldn’t find a nail) and a hammer. Place the egg in an eggholder and very gently hammer a hole into the top and bottom.
2). Using something thin that will fit into the hole, swirl around the insides to break the yolk. I used an unfolded paper clip.
3). Have a mixing bowl ready to catch the insides. Blow into one hole until the egg is empty.
I then rinsed mine out and let them dry for a few hours. Since I emptied a dozen eggs, I had enough to make a tray of mini fritattas right after.
Later on, I decorated them with some gold glitter glue that I have had lying around for years. You could really decorate them with anything you put your imagination to. I’m not really an experienced crafter, so I don’t have too many things in my arsenal. I realized afterwards, that I have some thin Sharpie markers and regretted not using those to draw some designs on the eggs.
I glue-gunned a string of jute twine to the top of mine to hang them to dry. Also, because I knew that I wanted to hang them in a wreathe that I made;
Happy Ostara and happy crafting!