You do not need to go out and spend 400 dollars on a bunch of tools that are brand new and fancy. I do not get down on witches that are like that I love fancy things too but some things are not necessary to buy when you can make it from home and even if you are not an arts and crafts type of person her is a bunch of different ways you can make things from home with out spending that much!
You will find EVERYTHING in here to be the Smart saving witch because, you may have a beautiful altar but, lets face it if it does not connect to you, your heart then it is worthless. Magic starts from your heart and ends there too. So putting a little time in making your tools is putting a little piece of your love into the tool being more connected then if you bought it.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO MAKE SOME OF THESE ITEMS THEN HERE IS SOME OTHER SAVING ADVICE!
Make a list. I will have a list posted here of all the tools that modern pagans and wiccans and eclectic witches have but, make a list of things you need because you might already have some of these things.
~~~thrift shops! Are the best!!!!~~~
They can have everything from a chest, journals, altars, candle/incense burners, and little mojo bags, oil burners religious figures everything! table clothes! I MEAN EVERYTHING AND DIRT CHEAP!
All you have to do is cleanse them afterwards with a smudge stick of sage(sweet/white) doesn’t matter. Or Pine oil or a smudge stick of pine. Once burning go counter-clockwise to cleanse the negative energy.
Ebay/Craigslist/Etsy is another option but, its more medium price and you have to make sure what you read because you could think you’re getting 100 percent essential oils or authentic white oak table but, there could be so many things wrong with it like its not really authentic or oak or the size. Or if the oils are natural how they got them if they are homemade did they ask the plants permission to take the herb and then thank it? Depending on your beliefs, just be careful.
Another place is ACmoore, or Michaels they have the best craft stores and have classes to do wood work and such, but you can also just draw items.
Literally take a notebook or parchment paper and draw your items.
Or Playdough or Clay. Here is a list of tools, and Items that help your altar.
- Altar Cloth
- Atheme or knife
- Offering bowl/Plate
- Book of shadows
- Symbols for your God an Goddess
- Mortal and pestle
Other Helpful things you will need eventually some right away.
- Journal For Documenting how your spells work out.
- Runes-i will teach you how to do all of this cheap!
- Tarot Cards
- Crystal Ball(limestone, Rose Quartz, Amethyst ) I will tell you what to do in with this because they can be expensive. But we’ll get to that page later!
- Quill pen
- Parchment paper
- Dragons Blood ink, Bats blood ink, and Doves blood.
- Candles( honestly you can find the 4 inch white candles at the grocery store and they can represent all colors, or go to the dollar store for white tea light candles.) More when I get to that page!
- Essential oils, Herbs, and Flowers.
- Bath Salts
- Olive Oil
- Mason Jars
There is so much more ill add later but the reason for some of these is because they represent The Corners or Elements, God and Goddess. Ill Teach you how to set up your altar
Earth – Pentacle
Air – Wand
Fire – Sword
Water – Chalice