When you stumble, make it part of the dance.

38 crafts

craft stats

  • Approved crafts: 38
  • Pending crafts: 0
  • Total crafts: 38
  • craft Categories: 16
  • Approved Comments: 0
  • Pending Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 1

SITE STATS

  • Affiliates: 9
  • Members: 101
  • Subscribers: 3

VISITOR STATS

  • Members Online: 0
  • Guests Online: 1

MEMBERS ONLINE

Mabon Centerpiece Details

Information

  • Category: Mabon Crafts
  • Contributor: Admin
  • Date Added: 07/22/2008
  • Comments: 0 (0 pending)
  • Emailed: 2 times.
  • Printed: 116 times.
  • Rating: 0
  • Views: 175

Print

Mabon Centerpiece

Materials Needed:A basket (in fall colors or with trimmings to make it autumn-oriented)A doll-sized scarecrow (or materials to make one of your own)Real or fake autumn leavesReal or fake gourds/nuts/seeds of the seasonDried herbs or potpourri of the season (apple scent works well)Directions:First you ll want to prepare your basket. It can be a small or large basket of any style, but you can decorate it for the season any way you desire (if it has a handle, consider winding or gluing acorn strings around it). Into the center of the basket, you place your scarecrow figure. It can be bought as a harvest decoration at a store, or it can be one you make yourself out of straw and fabric if you opt to make your own, you can dress it up appropriately and give it season-appropriate clothing and symbols. There is the option of making only the torso of the figure since only that will show, but if you've already got one with legs, they will be covered up by the ornamentation. Find a way to anchor the doll into the basket. Then you can dump an apple-cinnamon or autumn- flavoredpotpourri or series of dried herbs around the scarecrow in the basket, and intersperse this with leaves, nuts, and gourds. Buying tiny craft gourds around this time of year is easy and cheap, and they don't go rancid in the middle of the season, which is a plus. You might even throw in stars made out of twigs and tied together with wire, or any other symbol that means something to you. The basket has a nice effect of decorating a table or altar for the time between the autumn equinox and the landmark of Halloween.Ritual use:In ritual, you can use an actual corn dolly instead of a crafty scarecrow, so that it has more meaning, and each item added to the basket can have symbolic value. One suggestion is to gather up enough acorns to stand for your wishes for the season, and ceremoniously place each in the basket as you think of its purpose. The basket can be anointed and dedicated to a deity if you wish.

Mabon Centerpiece Comments

There are no comments at this time.

Rate Mabon Centerpiece

 Very Good  Good  Average  Poor  Very Poor

Email Mabon Centerpiece to a Friend

Send to a Friend




Comment on Mabon Centerpiece

Only members are allowed to leave comments.

Bookmark & Share

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US ADD TO DIGG ADD TO FURL ADD TO NEWSVINE ADD TO NETSCAPE ADD TO REDDIT ADD TO STUMBLEUPON ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES ADD TO SQUIDOO ADD TO WINDOWS LIVE ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB ADD TO ASK ADD TO GOOGLE

Lessons Learned

I've learned that once a relationship is over, if you experienced more smiles than tears, then it wasn't a waste of time.

Moon Phase

Member Menu

Main Menu

Visitor Globe