Fee Fie Foe Fairy!
Fairies…a term used to encompass a myriad of wee folk such as elves, pixies, gnomes and the like. Many people believe that these spirits of nature have lived and played alongside human beings since the dawn of man.
One train of thought suggests these little mischief makers are our ancestors, having taken on a different form, but never straying too far, in an attempt to guard those they have left behind in the mortal realm.
Fairies are said to have the power to make themselves invisible to humans, shape-shift, and cast powerful spells. Usually represented as females (but not always) they are thought to travel in groups of three. Hawthorne is said to be a fairy tree and if you’d like to harvest some, you’d better ask for permission first. Leaving an offering wouldn’t hurt either; otherwise, you may find yourself on the firing end of a nasty Fae spell.
Being nature spirits, these little critters can be swayed with the proper use of plants and minerals that abound on our green earth. Whether you are trying to draw fairies to your space, or rid yourself of some pesky pixies using a few simple techniques should do the trick!
Some plants to attract fairies are sunflower, honeysuckle, yarrow, lilac, valerian, daisies, cosmos, rosemary, thyme, purple coneflower, lavender and heliotrope. They also love rich creamy sweets that include cream and honey.
If you wish to protect or rid yourself of fairies you could try iron, bells, four-leaf clover, St John’s Wort, red-verbena, Red-berried trees such as rowan.
Today we’re going to do a little attraction magic. I feel that with the coming spring, it is time for the fairies to wake up, and help the garden along. I for one want the wee folk to feel welcome and appreciated, so here’s a quick little offering spell to say just that!
Fairy Offering Spell
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- 1-2 tsp honey
- Thimble of cream
- Baking pan
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Few shiny pebbles
- Piece of cardstock or fabric
- Magic marker
- Battery operated tea light
Preheat oven to 325 while you mix the cookie dough. (Baking time varies depending on your oven, but on average about 10 to 15 minutes)
Scoop your flour into a small bowl and slowly add your honey. This takes bit of stirring to get it to combine but eventually makes nice sticky dough.
Separate the dough into teeny tiny balls (think fairy size) and set aside for a minute. The sunflower seed in the picture is there to show you how tiny these wee balls actually are.
Spray your baking pan with the non-stick spray and place the little balls on the pan. Dip you finger in some flour and flatten each ball until it looks like a cookie. You’ll have to keep re-dipping your finger in the flour as this dough is super-sticky!
Once all of your cookies are formed place the pan in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them; they’re so small that once they brown, they can burn really quickly if you don’t remove them from the heat. When they’re all cooked, set aside on a plate to cool.
I happen to have a fairy door in my house (thanks to Mr. Fantastic who installed it for me lol ) but if you don’t, simply choose a space inside or out of your home where you would like to invite the fairies to.
Set up your battery candle, and using the marker, write on your fabric/card stock “WELCOME”.
Place your offerings on the welcome mat and say,
Welcome fairies small and wee,
Please come in and be cozy.
A cauldron full of glittery stones
All for you to make your own.
We offer you a tasty treat,
Cream to drink and cookies to eat.
We’ll leave a flame burn through the night,
So you may find your way to light.
Welcome fairies small and wee,
Please come in and spread some glee.
Leave the offerings where they are and let your battery candle burn through the night. Whatever cream and cookies are left in the morning take outside to the northernmost point of your property and leave there.
You’ll notice from my pictures that I’ve placed a tiny ribbon of bells inside the fairy house. I’ve done this so that I don’t get overrun with fairies. A few are okay, but an entire colony would be too much mischief for me to handle. This way, if too many fairies try to fit in the house at one time, they’ll set of the bells and scatter the bunch.
This is a great little spell to do with the Witchlets. Sometimes as adults we have to work at letting our imagination run free, but that’s not the case with the little ones. They’ll get right into this and bring to it all sorts of great ideas on how to attract fairies. A little fantastical play is good for the soul.
Thanks for reading!