It isn’t March yet but I’m so ready for spring! I live near Philadelphia and the weather has been pretty brutal this winter, between the snowstorms and the freezing rain.
Ostara, or the March equinox, is on March 20th of this year. That’s only about a month away! I’m starting to decorate for Ostara now. It might be a little early, but seeing signs of spring in my home remind me that we’re in the home stretch!
I’ve been shopping online for home accents to brighten up my space for spring and prepare for Ostara. Here are twelve of my favorite witchy housewares you can use to refresh your home for spring:
I like to refresh my mantle every few months to keep it interesting. I just can’t stand to look at the same things all the time. I rotate my art as well as the tchotchkes. I started taking down my Kewpie mantle from Christmas in early January, and this Valentine’s Day decor evolved from it.
An eclectic theme of vintage toys, minerals, and plants emerged while I was arranging it. These are all things that I collect so this came together pretty naturally on its own.
These super cute DIY unicorn ring dishes couldn’t be any easier to make, and the supplies are ridiculously cheap. Create a herd of unicorn ring dishes using a Valentine kit and tiny dishes, both found in Bullseye’s Playground (formerly the Dollar Spot) at Target.
These darling little heart shaped ceramic trinket dishes are only $1 each. The unicorn Valentine kit is $3, and you get 24 figures for $3. I had all of the other supplies in my craft stash, so each dish only cost me $1.13 to make!
In this pretty easy DIY I will combine my loves of crafting and toy collecting to show you how to make angel wings for a doll. Here I’ve used a 12″ tall Kewpie doll, but you can use this to make wings for any kind of doll. I incorporated my winged Kewpie doll into my Christmas decorations, and for Valentine’s Day, he’ll play Cupid on my mantle.
This year I decided to do something a little different with my mantle for Christmas. I collect vintage toys, and I like to incorporate them into my holiday decorations. This year I was inspired when I came across someone’s old Kewpie collection at a local consignment store. I was just going to clean them up and sell them in my Etsy store, but I decided to dress them up for Christmas!
I usually dress up some of my toys for Christmas, but just with little Santa hats. This year, I went all out and gave every single one a costume or a prop. Here’s how I did it:
Christmas isn’t for everyone. Whether you don’t have family, don’t get along with your family, or follow a religion that doesn’t celebrate Christmas, you may not feel very jolly this time of year. I get it; I haven’t spent a holiday with my family in about 10 years for various reasons. Here are seven things you can do on December 25th to make it suck a little less, based on my own experiences.
Mulling spices are easy to whip up and make a fun holiday gift. They are traditionally used to spice cider or wine, but you can flavor any liquid with them. Try black tea, rum, maple syrup, or vinegar! You can even just simmer them on the stove in water for a festive scent.
Cryptids are creatures whose existence is passed on through legends and folklore but is never scientifically proven. Cryptids are becoming more and more popular these days, showing up in all corners of pop culture including movies, books, and podcasts. None of these are affiliate links, just things I came across on Etsy that I liked!
Here are 8 cute and creepy cryptid-themed gifts you can buy on Etsy: