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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ostara Eggs

I know it's a little early to start thinking about Ostara, but when the mood strikes one must follow where inspiration leads. I was visiting 'Jeanne Winters Inspiring Blog' where she made eggs with letters on them. While her blog is from a Christian perspective, with a little tweaking her ideas can be transformed into something meaningful for the Pagan or Wiccan in you.

Rather than boil the eggs, I chose to have the insides blown out. Reinforcements were called in aka my husband (now, I'm not saying he's full of hot air, but . . .) and the insides blown out. Then I pressed on the appropriate letter (make sure you buy the really good sticky kind) and dunked the egg in the color. Jeanne used natural dyes such as boiling up blueberries and such, but I took the lazy woman's way out and used food coloring.

Here's the recipe:

2 teaspoons vinegar
2/3 cup boiling water
pink - use red food coloring making sure not to leave the egg in too long
purple - red and blue
yellow - yellow
olive green - green and yellow

Of course, you can make your eggs whichever colors you like! You could even draw a pentacle or a pentagram with a crayon and then dip the egg in the color. Once your eggs are dry, peel off the letters, place your eggs in a pretty basket and voila' Ostara eggs for your altar or decorating.

Now someone pass me the jelly beans please . . .



Faerie Sage said...

Oh I just love this idea! I will have to try that this year, I think that the last time I did this I was a kid :)
Well worth the effort I am sure, they look Just beautiful.

Cameron said...

What a wonderful idea! I especially love that deep purple color :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

Love your Ostara eggs Tereza - I might have a go using onion skins to die them - will post them on my blog if they work out - your profile made me smile - I lived in the States for a while and wished I was back home in the UK - now I'm back in the UK - I miss things about the US - don't think I'll ever be settled! lol!

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing the idea!

Wendy said...

These are beautiful and perfect for Winter when we need a little bit of Spring with the pastels and new life. I "draw" runes upon my Ostara Eggs and think of the different blessings I want to bring into my life. This post has inspired me to go out and make some Ostara Eggs :)

Mina said...

What a fabulous idea! These are so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Sara said...

I love the eggs. I have never tried that technique before. They look so chearful. Hugs

Terri said...

The eggs look so pretty! I don't know what Ostara is but I think your way to celebrate it looks fab!