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Simple Tarot Deck-Orations

A Christmas tree decorated with tarot card 'ornaments' using Modern Witch Tarot
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Deck The Halls With…Tarot Cards And Holly Fa-La-La-La-La


By Rebecca Bell

We love tarot decks and the therapeutic ritual of choosing one each day to best represent our questions and reflections for reading. They’re unique, and full of personality, but have you ever thought about using them as decorations to really bring some energy and light to the long nights of December?

We are going to take you through a festive tutorial on how to show them off in pride of place on your Christmas tree… don’t worry! Your cards will remain intact to go back to the safety of their boxes afterwards! No hole punches or staples, please!

The Moon from Modern Witch Tarot hanging up on a Christmas tree
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

What you will need

  • Choose a tarot deck you don’t mind being without while it is serving a decorative purpose!
  • Paper clips
  • String or ribbon
  • Scissors (not to cut little fingers or cards… take care)

You can choose your cards however you like. Maybe you’d like to show a long reading that explores the month of December. Maybe a few cards are singing to your soul the most, or you might just have some all-time favourites!

Modern Witch Tarot cards: Five of Pentacles, The Chariot, The Star, The Magician
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Some Ideas if you’re stuck

The Star – The star often takes the top spot on our Christmas tree!

The Moon – It’s time to appreciate the longer nights, and that we are more reliant on the moon to bring some light

The Sun – We are missing the sun now, but at the end of Yule we will be welcoming warm light back when it’s reborn on the winter equinox

You could even interview your deck first to make sure you’re picking a selection that works for you!

The Star from Modern Witch Tarot at the top of a Christmas tree
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

How to make your Deck-orations…

Once you have assembled your equipment, popped on your favourite festive tunes, and have gotten comfortable, it’s time to make some decorations!

Modern Witch Tarot cards
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Step 1 – Lay out your chosen cards and carefully slide one paper clip onto the top of each card. Be extra gentle so that you don’t scratch any cards with the paperclips.

Five of Pentacles from Modern Witch Tarot
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Step 3 – Cut lengths of string or ribbon, making sure its long enough to tie, then pass it through a paperclip and tie the ends together so that you have one big loop.

Once all you cards are ready, it’s time to decorate your tree and enjoy the atmosphere… Oh, and don’t forget to take a snap of your crafting and tag us on Instagram! We can’t wait to see your creations!

A Christmas Tree with tarot card ornaments from the Modern Witch Tarot deck
Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck

Once the 12 days of Christmas have passed, be sure to take down your cards and carefully remove the paperclip and return the cards to their cosy deck box. You can also keep the ribbon-adorned clips in an old jam jar or small box for next year. As well as looking beautiful, using tarot cards instead of buying Christmas ornaments is a greener way to decorate your home!


We used Lisa Sterle’s Modern Witch Tarot Deck for this tutorial, but you might want to consider the beautiful The Cosmic Slumber Special Edition. Its silver edging will really shimmer!


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