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I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy for enchanting decor for The Magickal Cottage. I really believe in supporting independent artisans and when I see something that is exactly what I want (budget permitting), I order from these independent merchants. I also believe that nobody creates in a vacuum. Every great idea was inspired by another idea.

I was inspired by something I saw online that sparked the idea for creating what I’m going to share with you today. My magical moon wreath was so fun to make! Here is the process I followed, but feel free to improvise if you create one yourself, and make your wreath your very own.

A few years ago I bought some grapevine garland at the craft store. I imagine you could cut up a grapevine wreath just as well, but I decided to use what I had…very witchy of me.

I cut two moon shaped pieces of the garland to be joined together to get the thickness I wanted.

I used cotton cording to join the two pieces together, wrapping around in a spiral fashion. The package of cording contained 8 yds which was enough with some left over.

At this point I have to just encourage you to create a type of weaving pattern that is pleasing to you. If you’ve ever made a dream catcher then you will rock at this part. I haven’t and didn’t. But I kept at it and just considered it to be a kind of wabi sabi weave I ended up creating.

You will want to end your weaving at the top point of your moon shape and cut a long enough piece to hang down and hold your crystal piece.

I found a crystal geode slice pendant in the jewelry making department of the local craft store. But, hey, make your own pendant or hang something completely different on your moon if you prefer!

Next, you will want to arrange some florist’s moss on the “fat” part of your moon to give it more of a crescent shape.

I put dots of Tacky Glue all along the wreath where the moss was to be placed. You can use Will Hold if you like. I prefer Tacky Glue. And glue guns are a challenge for me (ouch! burn!), but if you are a glue gun rock star, be my guest!

To make my pendant more secure, I put a drop of glue near the knot of my pendant, at which point I was able to trim off the ratty bits of the knot and make the connection look smoother.

Next, I started adding my dried flowers. You can add artificial flowers, dried herbs from your garden….experiment! Don’t be afraid to rearrange things until you get the arrangement you like.

I decided to wire a little dragonfly charm to the top of the pendant.

I felt a couple of feathers would look smart as well. The final thing you might want to do is to trim up the points on your grapevine moon with some strong scissors or garden shears to give the points a more tapered look.

Here is a list of supplies for creating your moon wreath:

  • Grapevine garland or wreath
  • Cotton cord of your color choice 8 yds is plenty
  • Florist’s moss
  • Craft glue of your choice (don’t use gorilla glue! 😳)
  • Pendant of your choice with a fixture at the top for hanging it.
  • Dried or artificial flowers, feathers, etc. for final touches.

Enjoy your wondrous, magickal moon wreath, and please do send pictures and comments of how yours turned out!

Creative Blessings,

Sarina

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