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Samhain Crafts

Samhain Crafts and Creations

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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!

 

1. Make a Scrying Mirror

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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, either at Samhain or all year long.

 

2. Samhain Spirit Incense Blend

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This harvest-scented blend of incense is perfect for burning during your Samhain seance, divination session, or any autumn workings.

 

3. Skull Garlands

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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.

 

4. Make a Witch Bottle

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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?

 

5. Set Up an Ancestor Shrine

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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.

 

6. Make Your Own Headstones

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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!

 

7. Pumpkin Candles

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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.

 

8. Apple Garlands

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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!

 

9. Make a Samhain Straw Man

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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 to make with the remnants of your garden.

 

10. Make a Grave Rubbing

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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.

 

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