Many Pagans like to create things with their hands - and as the Wheel of the Year turns, it can help bring us more in tune with the seasons if we incorporate our spirituality into our craft projects. Here's a collection of craft ideas for all eight of the modern Pagan sabbat celebrations, as well as some projects inspired by Tarot cards, and ideas for making your own magical tools!
Samhain is a season to honor the dead, celebrate our ancestors, and get in touch with the spirit world as the earth grows colder and dies once more. Put together some of these crafty ideas for your Samhain celebration: felt skull garlands, grave rubbings, pumpkin candles and a kitchen witch are just a few of the projects you can make!
Are you ready to deck your halls and walls for Yule, the Winter Solstice? Celebrate the longest night of the year -- and the midwinter chilliness, with craft ideas that reflect the themes of the season. Candles, lights, evergreens and firs -- even reindeer and snowmen are are appropriate when it comes to your Yule celebrations! Try making a variety of nature-themed ornaments, a Yule log, or even a Pagan variant on the traditional Nativity scene to decorate your yard.
In many modern Pagan traditions, the Imbolc sabbat is a time to honor Brighid, the Celtic goddess of hearth and home. However, this season is also a time of purification and fire. Why not put together some craft projects for your home that reflect those themes? Make a corn doll to represent the goddess Brighid, a Brighid's cross or a priapic wand? If your path focuses more on the fire elements of Imbolc, make your own ice candles and some fire starters to celebrate this wintery sabbat.
Ostara, the spring equinox, is a time when the earth is beginning to show signs of rebirth and renewal. Birds are reappearing, small sprouts are poking from the cold ground, and if we're really lucky, the snow might be melting! Welcome back the spring with craft project ideas like seed packet greeting cards, magical crystal Ostara eggs, or our super-popular spring snake wreath!
Beltane, or May Day, is a sabbat that honors the fertility of the earth, the return of spring, and the greening of the land. Everyone's heard of Maypoles -- why not make a small-scale version to place on your altar? You can also put together a May Day flower basket, a floral crown, or even a Faerie chair for tiny visitors! Celebrate the return of fertility to the land with Beltane craft projects and ideas.
Litha, the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year, and it's a time to celebrate the sun and all the power and energy it brings. Put together summer craft projects like a backyard stone sundial, a blessing besom, a herbal dream pillow, or a basket of blessings for any friends who might be hosting a summer handfasting!
Lammas or Lughnasadh is the first of the harvest festivals, and it's a time to honor the spirit of the grain fields. Why not incorporate some seasonal themes into your craft projects and ideas? Put together a berry bracelet, a cornhusk chain, a grapevine pentacle, or even your own smudge sticks? Bring nature indoors, and use the gifts of the earth to celebrate this summer sabbat.
Mabon, or the autumn equinox, is a time to celebrate the abundance of the harvest. Use the bounty of the earth in your craft projects to celebrate this fall sabbat, and put together a gods eye, prosperity candles, magical ink, or even a cleansing wash. Celebrate this second harvest as a season of thanksgiving.
Are looking for ways to make your own magical and ritual tools? These are some of our most popular craft ideas for ritual and magical goodies -- from sewing a ritual robe to making a tree of life pendant, from crafting a wand to building a broom, this is where you'll find ideas!
Tarot cards lend themselves beautifully to craft projects because of their symbolic imagery. Here are some great ideas for projects you can make inspired by Tarot - from a set of earring and a pendant to a decoupage tray and a one-of-a-kind Tarot box!