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Monday, January 30, 2012

Imbolc Crown

Monday, January 30, 2012
One of the more traditional props for this Sabbat is a crown of light. This craft combines the Goddess Brighid's aspects of firekeeper and fertility Goddess. Although this was traditionally worn on the head, I do not recommend this. Because I have seen people set themselves on fire. I would put it on the altar.

Supplies Needed:
  • A circular wreath frame, either of straw or grapevine
  • Winter evergreens, such as pine, fir or holly
  • Spring flowers, such as forsythia, dandelions, crocus, snowbulbs
  • Red, silver and white ribbons
  • Candles at least 4" long -- tapers are perfect for this
  • A hot glue gun
  1. Place the wreath form on a flat surface. Using the hot glue gun, attach the candles around the circle.
  2. Next, attach a mixture of winter greenery and spring flowers to the wreath. Blend them together to represent the transition between winter and spring. Make it as thick and lush as you can, weaving in and around the candles.
  3. Wrap the ribbons around the wreath, weaving between the candles. Leave some excess ribbons hanging off, if you plan to hang this on your door or a wall, and then braid it or tie in a bow. If you're using it on an altar, light the candles during rituals to honor Brighid.
courtesy of about.com

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