Crafts for Winter Celebrations
Make a Family Yule Log
The Yule log is an ancient tradition, but you can make one for your own family's holiday celebration. Put one together with items you find outside, and include it as part of your Yule ritual.
Make a Batch of Salt Dough Ornaments
These easy ornaments can be assembled in hardly any time at all. Once they've baked, paint them and hang them around your home for Yule!
Make Some Festive Pine Cone Ornaments
The pine cone has long been a symbol of the winter solstice. Make these nature-friendly ornaments to sparkle and shine during your Yule celebration.
Weave a Brighid's Cross
The Brighid's Cross takes many forms in different parts of Ireland, and is used to symbolize the goddess herself. It may be pre-Christian in origin, despite its appearance, and although you can buy inexpensive versions in Irish craft stores, it's easy enough to make your own.
Make a Brighid's Crown Centerpiece
Imbolc is a time to honor Brighid, the fiery goddess of hearth and home. She reminds us that spring is on the way, and you can make a Brighid's Crown to place on your altar, as a reminder that new life is coming soon.
Prepare a Brighid's Bed
In many traditions, the goddess Brighid is welcomed into the home at Imbolc. In addition to making a Brighid doll, she is given a bed near the hearth fire. Make a bed for Brighid to ask for her powers of blessing and fertility all year long for your family.
Make a Brighid Corn Doll
There's an old custom of making a corn or grain effigy of Brighid. By placing her in a place of honor in the home, you can invite fertility and abundance your way.
Honor the God with a Priapic Wand
In some traditions, there's a custom of making a Priapic wand and using it to encourage the growth of new spring plants. You can make one easily, with supplies found outside.