Craft and Creations: Magical Herb Wreath for Yule (Christmas)
Sailing passed Samhain, we have now entered the word of insistent Christmas music and Christmas decorations. However, since their isn’t an official Wiccan/Pagan holiday for Thanksgiving, celebrating it is a personal choice. I have put up an altar decoration post for Thanksgiving called the “Gratitude Ritual.” Just a few suggestion on what you may place on an altar for this time of month.
This do it yourself craft is simple, and if you use herbs for magical purposes (as many of us do) a welcome addition to any Yule altar or grace your doors.
What You’ll Need:
- Freshly cut herbs (if not available dried/fake herbs should be fine)
- Wreath Wire Frame (available at most art and craft stores)
- Optional: Florist Wire, Ribbon, Hot Glue Gun
Use the wired frame as a base, and the florist wire (If you choose to use it) to anchor your herbs into place. Finish it off with a bit of ribbon and any other piece of magical item you wish.
Types of Herbs Used in Specific Wreaths:
Healing: apple blossom, lavender, barley, comfrey, eucalyptus, fennel, chamomile, golden-seal, borage, fever-few, horehound, lady’s mantel, allspice, olive, rosemary, rue, sandalwood, wintergreen, or peppermint.
Protection: aloe vera, hysson, asofetida, mandrake, heather, holly, mugwort, onion, wood betony, valerian, sandalwood, snapdragon, fleabane, mustard, garlic, foxglove, dill, or mistletoe.
Prosperity: bay leaf, basil, chamomile, clover, cinquefoil, tonka bean, buckeye, myrtle, apple, sunflower, or pennyroyal.
Love: allspice, apple blossom, bleeding heart, catnip, lavender, periwinkle, peppermint, tulip, violet, daffodil, clove, yarrow, marjoram, basil, fig, valerian, or endive.