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Herb Wreath

 

Merry meet!

This issue’s WitchCrafting column offers an idea for a Lughnasadh project. By the first harvest festival, most herbs are abundant. Gathering them to make a wreath is one way to preserve them, letting them dry to decorate your kitchen and flavor your food.

For this project, I bought a round wire form at the Dollar Tree, and used florist tape and green plant twist ties I already had. Sage, mint, chives, and oregano were harvested from my sister’s garden. Because it’s still May in New England, I purchased additional herbs from the grocery store: rosemary, thyme, and dill. Use the botanicals available to you, giving gratitude as you harvest them.

The first step is to wrap small bunches of each herb with florist tape, wire, or string. Then begin tying them to the wreath form in whatever order you wish. I used twist ties and did my best to bring the ends to the back and overlap bunches to hide the stems, consciously adding intentions for abundance, good health, and joy.

The herbs will shrink as they dry so they will most likely need to be re-tied. Another option is to dry the herbs before attaching them.

The wreath symbolizes the wheel of the year and will continue to offer Lughnasadh blessings.

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Merry part. And merry meet again.

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice.

 

When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at thewitchonwheels.com, Facebook and Instagram.

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