Magic is all around us, so why wouldn’t we add some to our home and garden—our most sacred spaces. However, creating a “witchy” home is more than just keeping your Halloween decorations up all year long. It’s about creating a space filled with intention, hope, and things unique to your spiritual needs.
If you want to add a dash of magic to your home and garden, follow these tips.
Decorate Your Walls With Flowers
Everyone loves getting flowers but hate seeing them them die—but what if we could preserve them? With this little witchy tip, you can! Just wrap your bouquet up with twine and hang them upside down. This will dry out the flowers without wilting and losing their shape. It also makes for a very cool wall decoration. If you want to get flowers with a little magical correspondence, try these:
- Daffodil: luck
- Daisy: innocence
- Gardenia: healing
- Hyacinth: love & happiness
- Jasmine: feminine energy & meditation
- Lilac: banishing negative energy &protection
- Pansy: communication
- Poppy: fertility & sleep
- Rose: psychic ability
- Sunflower: health & success
- Tulip: prosperity & abundance
- Violet: harmony
Use Lavender Water For Protection
If you’re ready to open your windows again after this cold winter, spray your curtains with lavender water first. When the wind blows, it sends protection and peace into your home—plus it smells great!
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Use Tarot Cards For Art
If you’re anything like me, you lust after the best Tarot decks and buy way more than you could ever possibly use. Or maybe you bought a tarot deck that you don’t like working with? Don’t waste those cards, make them into art instead! Frame and hang up some of your favorite Tarot cards—especially ones that capture the energy you want to attract into your home. For example, hang the “The Sun” card for happiness. A Tarot reading is easy enough to get (and sometimes free!), but when you set up those cards front and center, magic can happen.
You can also get really crafty and use your Tarot cards to create a vision board of all the things you want to attract in your life. Whatever you do with them, it’s sure to be a witchy conversation starter.
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Use Your Element Sign As a Color Scheme
We use elements to determine compatible romantic matches, can’t we do the same for compatible color schemes? Looking to paint and redecorate your place, but can’t decide on a color palette? Your star sun could help you decide. Each sun sign is ruled by one of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air. Each of these elements has their own colors that correspond with them. By decorating your home in your elements, you become more contented to both your sign and your element.
- Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius): light blues, white, yellow, and gray
- Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) greens and browns
- Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): reds and oranges
- Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): deep blues and green.
If you want to bring your zodiac sign into your home, add your zodiac’s symbol into your decorating. For example, if you’re a Leo, frame a some Leo constellation art on your wall, get some Leo wine glasses, or put a lion pillow on your couch.
Keep A Small Garden In Your Kitchen
Do you love fresh herbs but don’t have the space or the means to grow themselves yourself? Luckily, some herbs can be easily grown indoors, right in your very own kitchen window. These herbs can be used for spells, or just have magical property to them. Here are some easy-to-grow herbs:
- Chives: courage
- Mint: peace
- Parsley: wisdom
- Basil: keeps your space safe and free of negative energy
- Aloe Vera: brings good luck and soothe burns
Remember, the best time to plant is when the moon is in Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces, that will give it the best chance at successful growth.
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Create a Fairy Garden
A fairy garden can be a fun craft project and a beautiful addition your home. A fairy garden is a small, decorative miniature garden made up of plants, rocks, crystals, and little furniture or charms, used to attract fairies or “fae” into your home. It can also be used for a small altar or just a great-looking decorative piece to add to your home.
You can create your own fairy garden in a terrarium, a small garden pot, or even a mason jar! (I used a decorated birdcage.)
Here are some basic supplies you’ll need to to get started:
- Fake or fresh moss or dirt (if you are planting things)
- Plants (succulents, herbs, or small flowers are popular options)
- Rocks or crystals (some popular ones for gardens are: moonstone, moss agate, green aventurine, citrine, and tiger’s eyes)
- Trinkets such as magical charms, miniature fairy or unicorn statuettes, and fairy houses. (These usually can be found at the dollar store.)
Unleash your creativity and truly make this fairy garden your own. This is a great craft project to do with kids, at fairy school, or even just a fun activity to do with your friends.
Enjoy your magical home!
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