Magical, Marvelous Broomsticks by Charlotte Baker of Nightshade Handmade by Stephanie Stewart-Howard Images by Charlotte Baker Learn how to make your own broom in the Autumn Issue  Of all the myriad stories told of witches, one of the most enchanting involves them flying...
Article taken from Issue #32 || Autumn 2015 Print || Digital When The Art of the Home blogger and professional muralist Dawn-Marie deLara first set out to redesign her kitchen, in all its former “yellow plastic glory,” she didn’t anticipate transforming...
Winter Faerie Beauty

Winter Faerie Beauty

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Cloak your heavenly body in rich moisture and deep hydration, while infusing your entire being with vital nutrients. Ancient beauty secrets are unlocked inside these captivating potions, so get ready to settle in for a luscious ritual and, because...
  Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Photos by Vince Chafin Here’s a fun project to satisfy your faerie’s sweet tooth, have a fun family day, and create a magical look for your winter table! What could be more enchanting...
  The holiday season offers many delights, among them the chance to gather with loved ones, share meals and conversation, and reflect on the turning of the year. What of our far-off friends, though? I’ve found that, short of an in-person visit,...

Paper Moon Tutorial

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For our celestial cover shoot, we tapped Baltimore artist Nichole Leavy to create a full-scale paper moon for the shoot in photo editor Steve Parke’s studio. (Leavy created the painted backdrop for our winter 2017 cover, also shot by...
A wonderful way to celebrate autumn and create something special for yourself or a friend is to create a magical spell jar. They’ve come a long way since their inception in the 16th century and can bring love, happiness,...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE SUPPLIES Plain blue bra Gem-Tac or another nontoxic glue that dries clear Skewer for spreading glue Glue gun Glue sticks Needle and thread Fine blue glitter (matching the dominant color of bra) Jewels, crystals, appliqué, trim, sparkling faux plant life As a devout attendee...
Charles Vess’s story introduces us to the character of the Tomten, or Tomte. In Scandinavian folklore, the Tomte was a gnome-like character with a white beard and red cap—liter-ally a jolly old elf. The Tomte was thought to live...

Witches’ Ladders

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This ritual is a form of knot magic where an intention is methodically bound to a talismanic object. As always, a strong, clear intention strengthens the spell significantly. A charm is spoken for each knot you make. Distill your intention...