Do you feel the energies around you? Can you interact with them in ways unknown? Come share & connect with others of your kind!
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
****Want Your Website Here? Contact Us!****
We Have TONS of Sub Directories! ---- Don`t Forget To Hunt Down These Lovely Hidden Gems.
Spring is coming.....How do you celebrate Ostara?

Share | 

 How to Create a Wish Tree

Go down 

PostSubject: How to Create a Wish Tree   Tue 06 Jul 2010, 10:24 pm

(Craft project for all Sabbats)


* Floral wire
* Brown floral tape
* Small pot to put finished tree in
* Floral foam to plant tree in
* A nut (walnut or acorn or your choice; just a large nut)
* Gauze material
* Various herbs that symbolize wishes
* Tags to label wishes
* Thread or yarn (preferably white)
* Fake green leaves that can be fastened to the branches
* Fake flower buds
* Fake full-bloomed flowers
* Real dried flowers (or something that looks like a withered flower)
* Decorative moss or grass to put around tree's base
* Catalystic oil (such as dragon's blood)
* Blessing oil


Create the basic shape of a tree with five branches with the floral wire, then wrap it with brown floral tape until it resembles a tree. Allow the tree to have roots that will stick into the floral foam, leaving enough room for them to encircle a nut of your choice. Over the course of the wheel of the year, you'll use the tree to represent five wishes you make. Here are the seasonal suggestions for how to use the tree:

Yule: Take your nut and anoint it with catalystic oil, encouraging it to grow. The bare tree symbolizes the year's newness, beginning of possibility, a blank slate to write upon.

Imbolc: Make your wishes. Figure out a good combination of herbs to represent five different wishes. It is suggested that you take very small quantities of each herb (a pinch) and put them in a very small mixing receptacle, such as the bowl of a candlestick, where they can be stirred (with a toothpick, a chopstick, or the point of a knife) and perhaps enhanced with appropriate oils. Take each mixture and put it in a little sheet of gauze material, make a tiny bundle out of it, and hang it with thread or yarn on one branch of the tree. Label each bundle so that you know which bundle represents which wish. (You can label them with initials or codes and have the more elaborate version of each wish hidden somewhere else, so that wherever your tree is in your house, people cannot snoop into the business of your wishes if they'd be so inclined). Anoint each branch with catalystic oil to encourage growth.

Ostara: Add little green leaves to each tree branch as a symbol of the wishes beginning to manifest. As you fasten leaves to each branch (with the help of floral wire or tape), think about that particular wish and what you're doing to help it come true. Anoint each branch with catalystic oil to encourage further growth.

Beltane: Add small buds to each leafy branch, to symbolize the beginning of the fruits of your labor, a symbol of being on the brink of success. Anoint each bud with catalystic oil to encourage further growth.

Litha: Replace the small buds with fully flowered miniatures, as a symbol of fortune being in full flower. This is when the wishes should have manifested by, when your hard work has paid off. Anoint each flower with a blessing oil, for thanks.

Lughnasadh: Replace the flowers with dried flower buds, which look as though they are withered flowers. Touch each with blessing oil, acknowledging the "harvest" of your wishes.

Mabon: Take the withered flowers off and place them around the base of the tree as though they have fallen off. Touch each branch with blessing oil.

Samhain: Take the leaves off the branches and place them around the base of the tree as though they have fallen off. Remove all the bundles and tags and burn them, creating ashes. Save the ashes until next season.

Your second year of using the tree, you can replace the nut with a new nut on Yule, and plant the old nut outside. Also place the ashes from the Samhain burning of the herbs and scatter them in the tree's pot, underneath the foam, as a symbolic fertilization of next year's tree. The year after that, you can bury both the previous year's nut and its ashes together, once you have a new set of ashes.
Back to top Go down
Absinthe Angel

Posts : 105
Join date : 2010-07-06

PostSubject: Re: How to Create a Wish Tree   Sat 10 Jul 2010, 12:43 pm

This is a very cool project. I've been trying to think of something to use as the center piece for my entry way table. And I think I just found it Smile
I think I will have to pick up the supplies for this the next time I'm in town. Thanks for sharing this awesome craft with us Kimberly.

Blessed Be,
Valhalla Soap Company
Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions & Potions
"Your skin will feel the Magick"

Join Us On Facebook
Back to top Go down
View user profile
How to Create a Wish Tree
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» So, There IS such a thing as "TREE LAWS!" (on Public Parkways!)
» A racist behind every tree!
» [Popup Card] Christmas Tree
» How to create a referral link in my forum?
» How to create something like picmix meter?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Jump to: