There has recently been a lot of talk about the fae and working with them since the tick-tock witches decided to hex the fae. This has led to a natural curiosity that should be explored but with caution.
When you first begin working with the fae you should start by building a relationship with them through offerings.
Do not try to communicate with them or anything. Simply invite faeries into your space and give them offerings. This will help you build trust with them and open doors to them reaching out to you.
Offerings to leave fairies.
What you leave as an offering will be dependent on where you are leaving your offerings. In your own garden, you can leave more without worry that you will harm wildlife.
When leaving offerings in the woods opt for foods that will wash away or herbs that will break down over time leaving no trace behind.
Food offerings for fairies.
Food is one of the best offerings you can give fairies. While Milk and honey in their original form are powerful for faerie magick those are really the limits for food in their natural form. Milk and honey are vital to faerie magic and a powerful offering to give.
For other food, you want something that has been altered by humans. Alcohol is a great option if you wish to buy your offering rather than make it yourself.
Whiskey, rum, and wine all make amazing offerings to the faa that can be poured right into the ground where you are leaving your offering.
The fae love when offerings are created by your own hand. This fills your offering with your own energy connecting you to the fae that accepts it. Baking bread, cookies, and cakes for the fae is an amazing way to give an offering to the faeries. The fae has an affinity with sweets.
It is always a great idea to share a plate of your holiday feast with the fae as an offering. This can be a blessing in the winter when food is limited and holidays are plentiful.
Natural offerings for the fae.
In the peak of summer offering herbs and flowers out of your garden can be a nice gesture but is not going to get you much favor. After all the fairies in your garden already have access to these.
Herbs and flowers from other parts of the world are a great alternative. If you wish to offer the fae plants from your garden preserve them by driving in the summer.
When winter rolls around you can leave offerings of dried flowers and herbs in the snow. This is a great way to help the fae work their magic with the plants they have grown familiar with while wandering in your garden. Dried flowers in the snow is a great way to create beautiful art for your offerings.
Giving music as an offering to the fae
One great offering you can give you the fae is music. From the energy, the sound produces to the energy you place into the music as you play the power of sound is an amazing gift when building a relationship with fairies.
To offer music, you can sit around and play an instrument, sing a song, or just play with a drum or singing bowl.
You can give the gift of music even when you are not around by springing bells or placing wind chimes in your garden.
Crystals and shiny things
The fae love small shiny objects. This is why when they are feeling playful (or you have angered them) it is not uncommon for them to hide things like jewelry and keys. Offering shiny objects for the fae is a great way to give them gifts they will enjoy.
Placing small crystals around your yard, adding pretty trinkets and sparkly items is a great way to attract fairies and give them something that will make them happy.
Nature items as offerings for the fae.
Not all items in nature can be easily accessed in one place. While the fae can travel they still find offerings of times they can not find nearby a wonderful gift. Salt, sand, clay, bones, acorns, and pinecones are all great options for gifts for the fae.
Fresh Flowers: Flowers are a universal symbol of beauty, life, and devotion. They can be used to honor deities or spirits in many different traditions.
Herbs and Plants: Depending on the tradition, certain herbs and plants may be associated with specific deities or have symbolic meanings. For example, sage, rosemary, or lavender are commonly used in various spiritual practices.
Fruits and Vegetables: Offering fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables can symbolize abundance, gratitude, and the cycle of life.
Seashells: Since you mentioned a sea-related entity, seashells can be a fitting offering. They are natural treasures from the ocean and can symbolize protection and connection to the sea.
Crystals or Gemstones: Certain stones may be associated with specific energies or deities. For example, amethyst is often associated with spiritual growth and clarity.
Water: Clean, pure water is a fundamental offering in many spiritual practices. It represents life, purification, and vitality.
Incense: Burning incense can be a way to purify the space and create a sense of sacredness. Different types of incense can have different symbolic meanings.
Honey or Sweet Treats: Offering something sweet like honey or a handmade dessert can symbolize the sweetness of devotion and the sharing of blessings.
Feathers: Feathers are often seen as symbols of communication with the spirit world and can be used as offerings in various traditions.
Salt: Salt is a powerful symbol of purification and protection. It is used in many spiritual practices to cleanse and sanctify spaces.
Fairly homes and furniture.
Offering fairy houses, furniture, and other small household items is a great way to give a meaningful gift to the fae. While you can buy these items in stores it is always a good idea to include at least some that you have made on your own.
Make your own fairy houses with your own energy added for a personal touch. Fairy gardens are growing in popularity and make an amazing addition to your home and garden.
Creating fairy houses can be a delightful and budget-friendly creative project. Here are some fun and affordable ideas for making charming fairy houses:
Natural Materials: Collect leaves, twigs, acorns, pinecones, and rocks from your backyard or a nearby park to construct the walls, roof, and furnishings of the fairy house.
Recycled Materials: Repurpose small containers like empty spice jars, yogurt cups, or shoeboxes to serve as the base structure for your fairy house. Decorate them with paint or natural elements.
Cardboard Boxes: Use cardboard boxes from packaging or old shoeboxes to create multi-room fairy houses. Cut and shape them into different rooms and add doors and windows.
Miniature Furniture: Create tiny furnishings using materials like small twigs for chairs, acorn caps for bowls, and fabric scraps for curtains. These can be crafted with minimal cost.
Moss and Lichen: Gather moss and lichen to use as roofing material or to cover the exterior for a natural, woodland look.
Fabric Scraps: Use fabric remnants or old clothes to create curtains, bedspreads, or rugs for the fairy house.
Pebble Pathways: Arrange small pebbles or stones to create pathways leading up to the fairy house. This adds a whimsical touch to the overall scene.
Clay Creations: Air-dry clay or polymer clay can be used to create small accessories like pots, pans, or even tiny fairy figurines.
Bottle Cap Table and Chairs: Attach bottle caps together to create a miniature table and chairs for the fairy residents.
Toothpick Fencing: Use toothpicks or small sticks to create fences around the fairy house or to section off a garden area.
String Lights: Add a magical touch by incorporating battery-operated fairy lights to illuminate the inside of the house or create a warm glow around the exterior.
Pressed Flowers: Pressed flowers can be used to decorate the exterior or interior of the fairy house. They add color and a touch of nature.
Pinecone Roof Shingles: Attach pinecone scales to the roof using glue or hot glue to create a textured, rustic look.
Shell Decorations: Use seashells to add decorative elements, such as windows or wall ornaments, for a coastal-themed fairy house.
Paper Crafts: Use origami or papercraft techniques to create tiny books, lanterns, or other accessories for the fairy house.
Remember, the key to creating a charming fairy house is to let your imagination run wild and have fun with the process. The beauty of fairy houses lies in their unique and whimsical details!