Adding to my Summer Crafting series (check out my Crown Making at Litha and Making Fairy dust posts), I wanted to continue the fairy love with a special look at how to bundle fairy bouquets -- the fairy way!
Picture taken by Julie Ann Fae, June 2021
As we all know, being fairy approved means having thoughtfulness and taking care of the Earth. Its about making sure we treat nature with respect and mindfulness, cultivate a non-toxic, plant based lifestyle, and embrace cleaning up, giving back, and recycling within the Earth where we can.
I love to treat myself to flowers and cards when I need extra motivation or a self love boost. I often address the card to my inner child or sign it from my higher self and angels. It works wonders! Recently, I was inspired to make a bundle of flowers from the yard, and as I began doing so -- in the fairy approved way -- I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share with others what that looks like.
💐You Will Need:
- access to pickable flowers, from your yard or a pick your own center
- good quality scissors
- recycled sari ribbon or other natural material like hemp or organic cotton
💐Step 1: Choose Wisely
Look for flowers in an area in which they are low lying to the ground. This might mean that they have become heavier and are in more danger of being stepped on. Cutting them away causes less damage than cutting flowers on the bush or plant higher up. Where possible, try to cut larger, more fully formed growth instead of budding or in progress growth.
💐Step 2: Ask for Permission
Use your sari ribbon to mark off on the stem where you are going to cut from. This also gives time for the fae and the plant energy to adjust to you being there and where you would like to cut. Ask if you have permission to take this offering for your space, and explain how you are going to use it. For example, "Darling fae, I seek your permission to take this snippet of flowers to adorn my altar with. Do I have that permission?" I often hear a small and quaint "Yes" clairaudiently, and that gives me the go ahead to go to the next step. If you don't get an affirmative yes, try a different part of the plant, a different area, or maybe a new plant entirely. There may be a reason the fae is protecting that plant more closely (are healing it, seeking its vibration to stay in that area, growing it more etc.)
💐Step 3: Snip & Go
With that permission granted, go ahead and now cut with your scissor. Try and do so as quickly and minimally as possible to avoid stress to the plant. This is where using sharp, effective scissors would be best. Do not hack or rip at the plant to get what you want. Simply apply the sari ribbon, snip at that spot, and then retrieve your flower bundle.
💐Step 4: Bundle with Love
Next, bundle your flowers together using the sari ribbon to tie them into a bunch. You can keep them this way and gift them to someone, or sit with them for a short bit and meditate on this energy.
💐Step 5: Adorn your Space & Enjoy
I like to bundle them and photograph them to savor that moment. Here, I couldn't resist taking a gorgeous flower selfie of them with my favorite (and most essential) Sabbats Almanac book of this year.
I then move them to a tall glass jar where I then wrap the sari ribbon around the outside. Stay away from flower food packets which, sadly, contain bleach and other forced chemical derivatives. Instead, make up this easy Robert Reeves approved solution: fill the glass with water, add 1-1.5 tsp white vinegar (to kill any bacteria that could grow in the water), and add a little bit of sugar (as food for the stalks). Whenever you change out the water, repeat this process (water, vinegar, sugar) and also resnip the ends of the stems - preferably at an angle - so they have greatest access to the fresh water.
Stand back, enjoy, and thank the fae for letting you partake of this offering!
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Julie Ann Fae is a Professional Astrologer and Certified Angel Card Reader. She weaves together the magic of the moon, stars, and planets with fairy flair. She uses oracle cards and astrology to enliven, enlighten and inspire others. Check out more on her blog, sign up for her bi-monthly email newsletter and visit her offerings at julieannfae.com.
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