Earthy Winter Crafts to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Earthy Winter Crafts to Celebrate the Winter Solstice 

Right now, its HYGGE season, snuggle-weather, & fuzzy sock wearing time of the year. Quickly we are approaching the Winter Solstice as the days leading up to it have gotten shorter & shorter.

So you're not left in the dark, this year, Winter Solstice falls on Monday, December 21st aka the longest night of the year. After this day, the days begin to lengthen again until we reach the Summer Solstice, June 21st. Hence, the great circle of life.   

The best crafts to celebrate winter solstice
Celebrate Winter Solstice 

Add little bows & ribbons to your DIY bird feeders 

Winter Solstice is one of those things that have been celebrated for centuries dating back to Pagans as well as other cultures celebrating with ancient rituals. For my revival of Sabrina the Teenage Witch fans you'll recall last year when Sabrina & her coven celebrated Winter's Solstice? 

Common themes for the Winter Solstice are both light & nature {I like to think magic too}. The arrival of winter brings new possibilities to get crafty & take inspiration from nature. I for one, have an odd fascination for pinecones & evergreens this time of year. This has inspired me to write up a winter nature craft post in celebration of Winter's Solstice. Hopefully, you'll find it a bit magical too as the light slowly finds its way back into our lives.  

the best nature crafts to celebrate the winter solstice
Pinecone Bird Feeder Craft 

True, there are so many winter nature crafts to try, but here are a few of my favorite ideas.

  • Pinecone Bird Feeders: Simply take a long nature walk & gather your favorite shaped pinecones {I like nice hard & sturdy ones}. Coat the pinecones with peanut butter & roll in birdseed. You can get as basic or crafty with the next step, adding the hanging element. I added little bows to my pinecones before hanging. Surely, the birds appreciate this extra step.   

  • DIY an Evergreen Wreath: Evergreens are a holiday staple not-to-mention, a big part of the decorations/traditions when celebrating the Winter Solstice. This is so as the Pagans believed that evergreens brought prosperity & protection. Whether or not this holds true is up to you, but one thing is for certain, a simple pine {or juniper} wreath hanging just-so is a classic welcome winter symbol.    

  • Yule Log: Whether you burn your Yule Log for 12 hours or 12 days, adding a Yule Log burning tradition to your Winter Solstice celebration is a classic practice. If you're like me, you'll recall Belle from Beauty & the Beast's Enchanted Christmas searching for the perfect Yule Log to burn with her cantankerous beast. 

  • Winter Ice Wreath: Wreaths made from frozen water with bits of cranberries, apples, & pine locked in its icy center are both beautiful to hangout doors as well as functional--it doubles as a bird feeder! 

  • Pomanders: The sent of cloves & citrus {celemtimens, oranges, & tangerines} come together to create a wonderful natural aromatherapy craft that'll leave your home feeling rejuvenated.  

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