Easter is already knocking at our doors. Therefore, this article will be dedicated to these significant and symbolic celebrations of Christian culture and religion. What we will really talk about is the Easter eggs and the wreath decorations we can make with them. In addition, we will also pay attention to the origin of the parties and the origin of the eggs. I hope the article is useful for you and I hope you will be inspired to create some unique decorations for these special days.
Easter eggs and the origin of the holidays
There is a very interesting fact about what Easter is and this fact is hidden in the Bible. According to this Bible, it is a celebration or a Jewish holiday that is carried out by the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt in the year 1513 B.C. After that, the Israelites celebrate this feast every year on the 14th of April.
In addition, the term “Pascua” comes from the Hebrew and its meaning is “to ignore”. This fact also has its explanation from the Bible in which Jehovah protected the Israelites from the plague. Legend says that before God sent the plague to the world, he told them to sacrifice a sheep or a goat and splash their blood to doors of their houses. When God saw the drops of blood, He would overlook their houses and, in this way, protect them from plague and death.
In those times the celebration was carried out in a very special way. In the first place, the sacrifice was carried out as the Israelites had done previously to save themselves from the plague. After sacrificing a goat or a sheep, they had to roast it and eat it. However, apart from that, the bread had to be unleavened and they had to eat bitter vegetables. They had to eat this bread for seven days because the festivities lasted so long.
Easter eggs, their origin and meaning in these festivals
The origin of Easter eggs has an Anglo-Saxon origin where the eggs represented the new life and the beginning of spring. Many years after the origin of Easter, in the XIX century, this tradition arosed.
Some sects of Christianity, such as Catholicism and the Orthodox, resumed and revived part of the original traditions of festivals such as Lent. This is the period of 40 days before the death of Christ or before the Sunday of resurrection, during which forbidden to eat meat and animal products and derivatives, which includes eggs.
During these days the eggs were preserved and painted with liquid wax to last longer. Many years later the painting began to be used, the eggs began to be decorated with many colors and people began to give them to friends and family members.
Easter eggs and the Easter rabbit
At the same time, the eggs and the rabbit are two images that are intimately linked in According to the legend, the rabbit was the animal that was in the cave at the burial of Jesus and was the one who saw the whole crowd of people crying. When the cave closed and he saw the resurrection of Jesus he went to warn the people, bringing them eggs. Since then, the rabbit has become a symbol of life and fertility.
That is why, in many of the decorations that can be found on the market and on the net, images of Easter eggs are accompanied by the image of the rabbit. Usually, the decorations are usually made with tree branches, a rabbit in the center and some decorated eggs that are located around the rabbit.
Now, in the following sections, we will focus on the decoration of the eggs with paints, in their use in the crowns and in the ornaments that can be created with them both for the interiors, as for the exteriors. I hope you enjoy the images and inspire.
How to make Easter eggs at home and how to decorate them
To make Easter eggs, the first thing we have to keep in mind is that they shouldn’t be raw. This means that first, you have to cook them in a saucepan. However, if you have chosen a specific number of eggs you have to take into account that it is possible that some of them can be broken during cooking.
Once you have boiled the water in the pan, you have to wait for about 10 minutes for the eggs to boil in the boiling water. Then you just have to remove the pan from the fire and turn on the tap of the cold water to fill the container. I don’t advise you to throw the water on a fire and fill the pan with cold water because it is very possible that the shell of the eggs will be damaged.
In this way, the temperature change won’t be abrupt, but gradual. If you don’t know how to decorate Easter eggs, one of the ways is to put each color of the paint in a different jar and place the eggs inside the jars. Thus, they will create eggs of a single color. On the other hand, if they want their eggs to have many different colors, the procedure they have to do is different.
How to decorate Easter eggs of different colors
To make this type of decoration you will need a larger piece of cotton so that they can cover the egg well when placing it in the cotton. Then in the cotton, with the help of a spoon, you can put a little color you want so that they will be well soaked.
Keep it that way for a few minutes and open the cotton you will see the result. This process can be carried out with other pieces of cotton in which you put other paints. In this way, they will have created a variety of decorated eggs.
Once you decorated the eggs with them they can make very diverse decorations. For this article, I have selected some images of eggs that have been used to create Easter wreaths. Its preparation is very easy. The wire must cover the necessary materials: some branches or bay leaves and once this is done they have to stick the eggs.
Wreaths with very modern and elegant Easter eggs to decorate the home
The decoration of the wreaths with eggs can be done by concentrating them in some part of the wreath or by covering the whole wreath with them. Both models are very interesting and largely depend on the colors of the eggs and the other decorations they have added to the wreath.
Once all this is done, you only have to place them in places you want to decorate. In the interior, they are very well on the walls and furniture, while on the outside their ideal place is the entrance doors. In addition, as you can see in the images of the crowns the additional decorations that have been chosen and have been added in them are the flowers and the figures of birds.
On the other hand, you can also choose artificial branches and add them. The truth is that these holidays are better than flowers and all the details are natural. However, artificial elements allow us more options and also make the decoration easier. The reason is that they are made with wire and this can be twisted without breaking. Thus, we can create interesting, oval and curved figures.
Decorations with Easter eggs for the home
On the other hand, don’t forget that the decoration of the interior, like the decoration of the eggs, has to be done on Thursday or Saturday before Easter Sunday. In this way, they will receive Easter Day at home with an already decorated interior and some painted eggs.
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