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Litha Craft Projects


Celebrate the longest day of the year with fun crafts you can make with your family. This is the time of year when the herb gardens are blooming, so make some summer potpourri, Litha fire incense, a sunflower ring for your altar or wall, a handfasting basket for that lovey-dovey couple who's getting married, and a Stonehenge sundial.


1. Litha Fire Incense

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Midsummer is a great time for herb gardens, and usually by the time Litha rolls around, there’s buds and blooms everywhere. The summer solstice is a powerful time to not only gather herbs, but also to prepare and use them. Make this fragrant and simple Litha incense for use in ritual and ceremony. Litha Fire Incense


2. Litha Blessing Besom

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Litha is the time of the summer solstice, and it's a season of great solar energy. A great project to put together is a blessing besom. Sweeping is, after all, one of the best ways of making a space sacred and clean. Make a blessing besom, and you can use it to physically cleanse your home, and then hang it up to keep positive energy flowing around you. Litha Blessing Besom


3. Lavender Dream Pillow

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 At Litha, the herb gardens are in full bloom, and if you have lavender growing, you're probably blessed with all kinds of purple abundance right now! Lavender is associated with calming and peacefulness, so Midsummer is a perfect time to make yourself a lavender pillow, to help bring about relaxing dreams. Lavender Dream Pillow

4. Summer Solstice Herb Pouch

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The summer solstice is a great time to harvest your herbs. You can take some of the herbs associated with the Litha season and make an herb pouch to hang in your home (or carry with you) as a multi-purpose talisman. Summer Solstice Herb Pouch


5. Sunflower Candle Ring

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This sunflower candle ring is an easy craft project to make, and you can use it on your summer Sabbat altars, or simply as a tabletop decoration around the house. Another great option? Instead of laying it flat on a table, place a loop of wire on the back and hang it on your front door as a welcoming wreath for your guests. Sunflower Candle Ring


6. Handfasting Basket (13 Blessings)

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Many Wiccan and Pagan couples choose to have a handfasting ceremony instead of a traditional wedding. There are a number of reasons for this -- for starters, even though some states still do not recognize same-sex relationships, Pagan clergy often are willing to perform a handfasting ceremony for gay or lesbian couples. No matter what time of year your happy couple is being handfast, you can make this simple gift basket easily with items you can find in just about any craft store. Handfasting Gift Basket


7. Make a Stone Circle Sundial

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Litha is a celebration of the sun's power and energy, so what better time to make a sundial of your own? Use stones and a stick to create a sundial in your yard, and you can use it to tell the time. Stone Circle Sundial


8. Make a Set of Ogham Staves

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Ogham staves are a popular method of divination among Pagans who follow a Celtic-focused path. Although there are no records of how staves might have been used in divination in ancient times, there are a number of ways that they can be interpreted. There are 20 original letters in the Ogham alphabet, and five more that were added later on. Each corresponds to a letter or sound, as well as a tree or wood. To make your own set of Ogham staves, start with sticks or twigs in even lengths. Make a Set of Ogham Staves


9. Summer of Love Incense Blend

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In the middle of summer, your herb garden will probably be blooming like crazy. A few aromatic herbs combined with light floral scents blend together to make the perfect "Summer of Love" incense. Use it for a romantic interlude with someone you care about it, or burn it when you're alone to help give your heart chakras a boost. Summer of Love Incense Blend


10. 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Litha

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Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Litha, the summer solstice? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account! 5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Litha


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