This just might be my old soul, but knitting has helped me immensely in practice and is really worth the investment. You can:
-Knit charm bags instead of buying them (Seriously you will save so much money because yarn is dirt cheap and you can get so many colors for different intents.)
-Use yarn instead of ribbon for ribbon magic (It might not be as aesthetically pleasing, but it works)
-Knit scarves and mittens and hats with charged yarn (Or you can charm the yarn with whatever intent you want!! I have a few enchanted scarves already for protection from the cold!)
-I don’t use a wand so this might be wrong?? (I’m still a bit of a baby witch) but i’m sure if you’re a wand or pointer type, your knitting needles can probably be used for that in a pinch (And it doesn’t look weird when you tote them around.)
It’s also pretty good for those of you in the broom closet because it’s a method of practicing in public (Which helps me with my anxiety? Idk about some of you but it does with me) and it doesn’t look as conspicuous. When people ask what you’re knitting, you can just say ‘A scarf’ or ‘Baby booties’ or just hit them up with the old ‘I don’t even really know yet, I’m just practicing!’ Plus!!! Knitting is a therapeutic practice in itself which makes it DOUBLE therapeutic!
Sooo, @cupidoago asked me if I could explain how I made my sleep circle and I’d be happy to share!
I started with a green Styrofoam wreath base and glued on some pieces of paper with sleeping related sigils on them.
Then, I took the thick ribbon and cut 3 even lengths, checking that the length doesn’t make it hang too low to the bed. I wrapped the ends around the base and hot glued them into place. Then I brought all the ends together and hot glued those.
Then I used some fake vines and wrapped them around the base. Same with a vine with the white flowers on it. I stuffed the ends into the Styrofoam and hot glued them in place. Then I kinda moved them around and made them look neater.
Then, I took 6 fake hanging wisteria blossoms and jammed them into the Styrofoam and hot glued them in.
Now, the witchy part, I have 4 sachet spells (good sleep, no nightmares, strong relationship, no anxiety dreams), viles of herbs (black salt, sea salt, fire salt, 3 with lavender, thyme, catnip, jasmine, chamomile), and I have a stick of Selenite and a clear quartz point tied up there too! I just attached all of that with lengths of ribbon tied to the vines or around the base.
If any of that didn’t make sense, please let me know! I hope it was helpful and if you decide to make one please tag me if you post pictures!!
ok so first, ignore the messy room in the background. second, i just got back from a water polo tournament, and we painted our faces and our stomachs to support our team. i know it looks insane.
alright! so on April 14, i ordered a Peter Pan bow from Magical Ribbons. the girl who owns the site, Hayley, was so nice and easy to order from. i was a little bit skeptical, thinking that the bows couldn’t be as amazing as everyone said they were. i was completely wrong. all the reviews you see on her blog, they’re all absolutely right. the bow is beautiful and very high quality. it looks so amazing in person and i couldn’t wait to wear it! the bow came in the mail last night (because i told her i didn’t need it until May 5), and i freaked out. it was perfect timing because my friends and i were planning to dress up and cheer for our varsity water polo team the next day. the bow went perfectly with my outfit and stayed in the entire time as i screamed and cheered along with my team. if you’re skeptical about ordering like i was, just do it! i promise that it’s well worth the money. i’ll definitely be ordering more bows (perhaps some ariel minis?) and i suggest that all of you go check out Hayley’s site. http://magicalribbons.tumblr.com
Fasten your own out of a stick from your favorite tree (don’t cut a branch without asking the tree first). Paint a chopstick with colors that inspire you and your magic. Tie a pretty ribbon to the end.
A Chalice -
Used to represent water or make offerings to whomever you choose. Find a dish that can hold water. Find a lovely shot glass at a thrift store. Use a mug or old bowl you fancy.
Blackbook or Book of Spells -
A place to keep notes throughout your journey. Keep track of ways you feel when interacting with different magickal things in your environment and in nature. Keep track of your progress and journal what you wish to someday accomplish in your craft.
Altar Cloth -
Use a bandana in colors you enjoy. Cut some cloth from an old shirt that doesn’t fit anymore. Paint and old pillow case.
Find stones that draw you in when you walk around in nature. Go to a beach and pick a few stones that speak to you. Invest in your first quartz stone, useful for almost any purpose and to develop your magick ability. Display them on a windowsill or somewhere you can see them everyday.
Use containers found around your house. Old salsa jars. Soap tins. Match boxes. Decorate them to your fancy with stickers, paint, or markers.
! Tips !
- Gather things for your environment. Pick up rocks, sticks, and feathers from a walk through nature. Bring a jar to the beach to take home some sand.
- String goes a longer way. Macramé your stones to hang them around your room. Tie closed notes for yourself or your friends. Braid strings and tie them around your jars for decoration or for labels.
- Salt is useful for all starts of spells starting off, as it’s cleansing property makes it easier to start fresh in any environment. It is also cheap and can be found in most households.
Remember that beginning anything is difficult. Don’t give up, and never let physical objects stand in your way. Send out good vibes and they are sure to come back to you.