Friday, November 26, 2010

Crafting the Holidays

For those who may, like me, have started late in the year & wish to craft a few items for holiday presents, here are a few sites & tips. There isn't time for much, but these can get you going.  Next year we'll start in July, right? 

Make an herbal tea basket for your tea loving friends.  Mine include:
  • Goddess teacup
  • 3 home designed artisan teas
  • vanilla sugar
  • lavender honey (just put 1/4 c lavender into 1 cup honey & stir daily for 2 weeks, then strain)
  • lemon balm honey (same as above, but I only used 2 Tbsp fresh lemon balm)
  • 3 flowering teas
  • tea strainer
Make a portable altar for your witchy friend (I made mine from an old tea tin):
  • Decorated box
  • Feather (air)
  • Lava bead or rock (fire)
  • Pentacle or stone (earth) or vial of dirt/sand
  • Shell or vial of spring water (water)
  • Mini battery-operated candles - black, white or both depending on friend's practices
  • Lighter & small sage bundle or smudging spray
  • Small terminated crystal (can be used as a wand)
  • Mini goddess statue or other deity
  • Handkerchief (altar cloth)
You get the idea...just get crafting, and don't forget to tuck a bit of magick into each present.

Now, check out the Pooka Pages for a few free Yule gift tags!

Wild & Bright Blessings!



  1. Those are great ideas! I love the idea of a portable altar!

  2. These are great ideas and I will be stealing some forth with, lol! Ia m giving extended friends and family home made gift baskets this year and was already including homemade teas but I hadn't thought of putting vanilla sugar or flavored honey in!

  3. LyndaB & The Traveler: Glad the ideas struck home. Enjoy your crafting!!