Samhain Crafts and Decorations
Samhain is a great time to decorate your house with symbols of the harvest season. Whether you're hanging a wreath on the wall, decorating your yard for a party, or simply placing items on your altar, there are all kinds of wonderful things you can do to decorate for Samhain. Be sure to add ghosts, pumpkins and witches into the mix!
5 Easy Samhain Decorations
Looking for some decorating ideas for Samhain, but don't want to spend a fortune? Try some of these simple seasonal ideas to get your house all ready for the Sabbat!
Make a Samhain Skull Garland
Samhain is a time to celebrate the cycle of life and death, and one symbol that appears regularly is the skull. This Day of the Dead inspired garland is one you can put together easily and hang around your home.
Samhain Spirit Incense
This harvest-scented blend of incense is perfect for burning during your Samhain seance, divination session, or any autumn workings.
Make a Witch Bottle
In years gone by, people often used "witch bottles" to protect themselves and their homes. But what is a witch bottle... and is it something you can still use?
Make a Scrying Mirror
Scrying is one of the oldest known forms of divination. You can make a scrying mirror and then use it to see what images and messages you may receive.
Set Up an Ancestor Shrine - Ancestor Altar
At Samhain, many people of Pagan and Wiccan faiths honor their ancestors. You can make a small shrine to honor your ancestors, or turn it into an entire ancestor altar. Set it up for the recently departed, or your entire extended family.
Make Your Own Samhain Headstones
Samhain's here, and it's a lot of fun to set up a graveyard of your own. Instead of burying pesky neighbors, just make these easy headstones with a bit of insulation board and some creativity. Make them silly or spooky, it's up to you!
Everyone loves candles, and with Samhain coming you can make your own candles out of small pumpkins and squashes. Learn how to do this fun and easy craft in just a few steps.
Make an Apple Garland
This easy apple garland is a great decoration for your home. Make one in time for Samhain, an bring the scents of fall in for the celebration!
Make a Straw Man for Samhain
This straw man figure can be made to represent the King of Winter. Make him at Samhain as part of your ritual, and then bring him into your home to watch over your hearth over the coming winter months. An easy craft for any Pagan or Wiccan.
Make a Grave Rubbing!
Gravestone art became popular during the Victorian era, when headstones were carved with elaborate scrollwork, calligraphy, and art. You can use rubbings from headstones as a decoration in your home, but you also need to be sure to follow a few simple guidelines.
How to Make a Kitchen Witch Craft Project
Make a cute kitchen witch to watch over your home and hearth when the autumn harvest rolls in!
Ancestor Altar Cloth
Many Pagans use ancestor worship as part of their practice. A great way to reconnect with your ancestors spiritually is to create an ancestor altar cloth.
Make a group of yard ghosts to decorate your home for Samhain! This easy craft uses PVC pipe, plastic pumpkins, and dollar-store tablecloths to make ghosts for your yard.
The Green Witch Stereotype
Why do we see green-skinned witch decorations at Halloween? Is it meant as deliberate intolerance, or is it just a bit of harmless fun?