I thought I’d give you a peek at my Mabon altar this year.
It’s a little more Samhain than usual. I don’t usually add black to it until the end of September, beginning of October. But I just had to use my little cauldron and fill it with the baby pumpkins. Mabon colors are typically yellow, red, and brown. In other words, it is a typical fall theme.
Like Lammas and Samhain, this is a harvest sabbat, so the focus should be on the earth’s bounty. More often than not, Mabon focuses on apples, because that’s when the apple crop starts to come in every year.
But I went with pumpkins. Because I love them and they are just so darn witchy. Everything you see came from the Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot. Those are two very affordable places to find sabbat decor items. If you are extra thrifty, you can wait for the sales after the holiday. Behind the cauldron, are my three goddess candles.
By the way, you don’t have to decorate with store-bought decor. You can go out into nature and pick up leaves, acorns, stones, or whatever else speaks to you. Some people prefer to use natural items. I like reusing some of my decorations every year. Go with whatever resonates with you.
I love the little hay bales I got from Dollar Tree. They are just so darn cute. Those are re-purposed from my Lammas altar. I try to slowly transition items through the seasons. For example, my Yule altar will morph into Imbolc. I laid out some faux autumn leaves in the tray. And I went with a red potpourri, to capture some of that apple color. You can see how sparkly my pumpkins are. I don’t know why I’m obsessed with glitter lately. I’m just very attracted to shiny objects right now.
How do you decorate for Mabon? Tell me in the comments.