I have a super quick Halloween craft for you today but first… a question.
Hands up who loves Practical Magic?
If your answer to that was no, then I’m afraid we simply cannot be friends.
The door is that way.
Practical Magic is one of my all-time favourite movies, as much for its entertainment value as its very large nod to the real meaning of Witchcraft and some pretty cool accuracies of what goes on under those hats.
UNLIKE mainstream tellybox where this week, we found EastEnders’ Dot telling the watching millions how Halloween was the devil’s work.
*shakes head in abject disappointment*
Anyway, let’s not go there.
Clearly raising the dead, jumping from rooftops, and lighting candles solely with one’s breath might be stretching the truth somewhat, but magic absolutely does exist.
You only need to look for it.
There are many beautiful scenes throughout the film that make me want to don the black cloak, such as a Victorian conservatory of growing herbs, a pantry entirely given over to magical potions and, of course, the stunning Book of Shadows (which, incidentally, Beloved bought me a replica of some years ago).
I’m a lucky old witch.
But one scene in particular had me reaching for the craft stash.
Ready for some magic?
- Tea or coffee mug – I used a beautiful mug that was gifted to me by a magickal friend. Thank you Ian!
- Aquarium Sealant (available from the pet shop) OR other strong glue
How to make a Practical Magic spoon
Now pay attention, because this is REALLY tricky.
Take your cup.
Squeeze a large dollop of Aquarium Sealant on the bottom of the cup.
Stand your teaspoon in the sealant.
Let it dry.
See? I told you it was tricky!
The only slightly awkward thing about this project is keeping your spoon upright while the sealant dries. I just put something across the top of the mug to keep it in position and put the whole thing to one side where it wouldn’t get knocked.
Why use Aquarium Sealant? Well… I had thoughts of standing the spoon in liquid to make it look more authentic and I didn’t think normal glue would cut it. Beloved very cleverly reminded me what a poorly-thought-out idea THAT was around tiny Trick or Treaters!
So… if you don’t want your spoon to be in liquid, I feel fairly certain that an alternative strong glue or hot glue gun will work just as well, especially if you’re not planning to display your masterpiece in a place where people can see the inner workings of your magickal endeavours.
Give it a go!
A hui hou,