Manifest your desires by crafting this spiritual hanging for your home
To kick-start your 2018, give your home a holistic touch by crafting an offering branch − the perfect way to harness all things good into your life. Simply forage a tree branch from Mother Nature, and hang from it that which you wish into your life. Remember, this is your branch, so adorn it with whatever you would like to manifest. How about feathers if you wish for a stronger connection to the angelic above? Or dreamcatchers to tap into your night visions? The possibilities are endless!
• Stout branch (ours is oak)
• Soft beeswax polish
• Small screw eyes
• Leather strip, 1cm wide
• Assorted ribbons
• Embroidery thread
1 Brush away any flaky bark from your branch and prevent further drying out with a thin layer of beeswax polish. Use a darning needle to make a small hole 5cm in from each end of the branch and fit small screw eyes into them.
2 Thread a length of leather strip through the two top eyes, fold 2cm of the ends of the strip in and bind to the length with embroidery thread to hold them.
3 Make a series of small holes on the underside of the branch and fit screw eyes into these. Tie lengths of assorted ribbon through these so they hang down. Tie offerings to the ends of the ribbons, blessing each one as you go along in order to manifest your dreams and desires.
This offering branch was made especially for Soul & Spirit by our in-house craft designer Corinne Bradd