I've mentioned the cimaruta charm before. It is an Italian folk charm whose main purpose is to ward off the evil eye. Generally, it is a silver charm comprised of a sprig or rue with magical symbols attached. Below is the most common version of the charm you will come across. Available HERE)
The illustration upon which this is based appeared in print around 1888. It incorporates a Christian symbol, the fiery heart, and therefor considered a late example. Earlier cimaruta include an array of symbols for both protection, and as representation of a variety of goddesses.
I've always been attracted to this charm and with a lush rue plant sitting in the herb garden I thought I'd create my own version.
My cimaruta includes a star, a four leaf clover, a Mano Fico, a moon, and key
It may not be a typical cimaruta, but I think it's a rather pretty and cheerful sort of protective charm.
I've tied everything together with a pretty pink ribbon, and will hang it on my front door to protect from the evil eye and untoward ill intentions.
It's raining today and with a sweep, and a smudge, and this on my door... well it seems a grand way to clear away misery, wash away bad mojo, and ward off general ickiness.
I think there are loads of possibilities here. Combine bundles herbs, colored ribbon and symbols to suit your needs.
And hey, if you create something pretty in the process? Woo hoo! I'm sure prettiness can add to magical potency.