Oh hey Peculiar! Today I’ll be discussing 5 ways Ostara ritual ideas for Spring Equinox using eggs. Spring is such a happy time, and you can feel the positive energy. It’s often associated with growth, fertility, and new beginnings, and using eggs is a beautiful way to incorporate these intentions into your decor and rituals.
If you’d like to know more detailed information about the Spring Equinox and Ostara, along with correspondences, history, journaling prompts, and celebration ideas, check out Everything You Need To Know about Ostara and the Spring Equinox.
If you’d prefer to watch all 5 Spring Equinox egg decor ideas and how they were created, watch the video below.
Egg Ritual Idea Write Intentions or Affirmations
A simple yet beautiful way to use an egg is to write your intentions or gratitude on the shell of a raw egg. Then plant beneath a new seedling. As the seedling grows, it will help your intentions come to fruition and bloom!
Always use positive statements like “I am creating my dreams” and avoid negative words like “I will not let my past define me.”
I love using raw eggs beneath my tomato plants, and they love the calcium! I use a spoon to slightly crack them, which helps them decompose faster and makes it easier for the plant to access the nutrients and intentions.
You can use these in centerpieces, wreaths, or add them to your sacred space, altar, or anywhere you decorate! Since all the insides are empty, you can keep these eggs for years if you store them properly!
- Raw eggs (as many as you’d like)
- A tool to poke a hole (I used a pottery tool and a Dremel, but a toothpick or sewing needle are good options as well)
- Modge Podge or something similar
- Bits and bobs to decorate with
- Here are a few ideas – scrapbooking paper, pages from old books, magazine, printed images from online, washi tape, paint, buttons, or dried leaves/herbs/flowers
- Cut paper towels or toilet paper rolls are helpful to hold eggs as you work with them (see images below)
- Paintbrushes to spread Modge Podge (honestly, I ended up just using my fingers)
To begin, you’ll need to blow out the egg yolk and whites. You can be extra about it and use a Dremel like my husband and I did, or you can use a needle or toothpick to poke small holes in the top and bottom.
If using a needle or toothpick, you can place tape on both ends of the egg to avoid cracking.
Hold your fingers over both ends and shake the egg to help loosen the membrane.
Then holding the egg over a bowl, blow through one end. Keep blowing until the egg is empty.
Rinse the egg under warm water and let dry.
As you can imagine, I had a delicious quiche for dinner!
Now the fun begins! Using Modge Podge or something similar, decorate with any bits or bobs you’d like! Here are a few of mine to give you a few ideas!
TIP ** I found it helpful to use smaller bits of paper because it was easier to adhere it to the egg. It was also easier to work with thin paper-like old book pages versus the heavier magazine photo paper.
Ritual Decorating with Eggshells
This is so versatile, and you can use it as a simple vignette, tablescape, in your sacred space, or on your altar!
Simply save a few eggshells, rinse them, and let them dry!
Remove tea-lights from their metal base and place them directly into the eggshell. Get creative and add dried florals, herbs, crystals, or any items you’ve collected on a nature walk!
** It goes without saying, but do not leave these flames unattended, especially next to dried flowers and herbs **
Seed Planting in Eggs
Instead of buying a bunch of containers for your seeds, place them in eggshells! It’s a wonderful way to get your garden started early indoors.
Feel free to add intentions to the shell if you would like to! These are special wildflower seeds my sister-in-law gave me to celebrate the birth of my niece. I can’t wait to grow them in my garden!
Dye Eggs Naturally
- Items you’d like to use as a natural dye (beets, blueberries, yellow onion skins, turmeric, avocado skins, lavender, etc.)
- White Vinegar
- String or Rubber bands
- Mesh Strainer
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Bowls or Mason Jars (I’d recommend Quart (32 oz) wide mouth)
- Flowers, herbs, or leaves if you’d like to create a botanical print
Place each item you’d like to use as a natural dye into its own pot of boiling water. I don’t measure, but the pot should roughly be half full with your dye item of choice. Allow it to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Let cool. Add mesh strainer to mason jars and pour in the dye. Add approximately 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar.
If you’d like to add a botanical print, place your flower or leaf flat against the hard-boiled eggs and wrap as tightly as possible with the cheesecloth. Tie off with a rubber band or string, making sure the flower won’t move.
Place eggs into the dye and soak; for darker dye, place in the fridge overnight. You can also try layering colors by placing them into different colored dyes. Get creative!
TIP ** Once eggs finish soaking, they will have a slight film on them when pulled out. Don’t rinse off for a unique textured look. Allow them to air dry undisturbed.
I hope you enjoyed Spring Equinox Ritual Ideas For Ostara and Decorating With Eggs! Lots of love to you and remember as always…