Magickal Trinkets to Make for Your Home

Magickal Trinkets to Make for Your Home August 16, 2019

Rainy summer days or late cool nights are always perfect for magickal crafting opportunities. This post contains some projects that are quick and easy ideas to create some magickal intentions for your home. Grab your fellow witches and family members, a table and chair, your favorite cup of tea and let the fun begin.

1. My Favorite Cup of Tea

Quiet times deserve a bit of magick themselves. Just what a good cup of tea can handle. Here is my recipe for “Happily Ever After Tea”. It is perfect to lift a mood or to sip and sooth the soul. I created this blend for depression but it can be enjoyed fully any time your are looking for a wonderful cup of tea.

Teas and things herbal are usually done in parts. My recipe is the same. Basically what this means is whatever part of measurement it is, use that for all. For example, if you want to use 1/4 cup as your part, you would use one part borage or 1/4 cup borage. You would then add 3 parts or 3/4 cup rose. If your measurement was a cup, you would use 1 cup borage and 3 cups rose.

Happily Ever After Tea 

2 parts of chamomile                    1 part borage                   1 part lavender                   2 parts rose

2 parts lemon balm                   1 part rose hips

Combine all ingredients. Store in air-tight container. Steep and enjoy.

 

2. Bells at the Back Door

Bells have decorated door knobs for quite some time. Witches know that if we place them on the back door, they will not only help us know when someone is entering or leaving but they also will guard our home and keep it safe. Grab some bells and string, yarn, twine and some decorations if you like and create your own Bells to hang on your back door.

First pick out which bells you would like to use. How many you use is completely up to you but I like to do things in domination of threes. I have decided to use nine bells in total. Make a loop with the string to get started. Tie a bell to each end and embellish. Tie to back door handle and you have just added protection to your home. You can do this to the front if you wand but it is typical the back door that has bells.

3. Blessing Ball

Blessing Balls can be created for any intent really. Refer to my past post “How to make a Yule Blessing Ball” for basic instruction. Use corresponding elements to bring in your intention.

You will find the corresponding elements in that article as well/

3. Coins

Witches will sometimes hang or put old coins by the front door to invite prosperity and money to come in. Old Buffalo Nickles and Indian Head Pennies are some of the best ones to place out of sight/reach by your front door. In Feng Shui, they take Chinese coins and string them into a charm for prosperity to be hung on the door knob. You can add charms and adornments as you did with the bells for this too.

4. Dream Catcher

I, personally, love making and having these. There are so many variations now. You can take your imagination and creativity to new levels. Just take a metal ring, some twine, and suede cording. You can find basic instructions here and then add your own touch. Add feathers, crystals, dried plants and more to decorate. Hang over your bed and your nightmares will get tangled and you will sleep better immediately.

Whatever your intention, the above list can help you get started on creating your magickal home life. Placing charms and talismans for the home can and will enhance your life.

 

 

 

About Alura Rose
Priestess Alura Rose has spent over 35 years in the study of divination and witchcraft, and is a frequent reader at Enchanted in Salem, MA. Now she steps forward and intertwines her passion for fairy tales with her experience in the craft, leading rituals, teaching workshops and creating magickal art and spells, all based upon Fairy Tales. Alura believes that Fairy Tales hold the secrets of the ancient Goddess tradition and she has become known as "The Fairy Tale Witch." She is a gifted teacher and tarot reader with phenomenal intuition. Alura has also mastered the art of Toe Reading and now introduces her own divination creation, “Fairy Tale Runes.”. To have a seat across from Alura, is to open the book on your own tale and see what magick lies in store for you to discover. You can read more about the author here.
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  • Aleksei Valentín ♿

    Making a dreamcatcher if you aren’t Native is not a great thing — it’s cultural appropriation, and traditionally, they’re an item for babies and children, not adults. Considering the long history of magical folks stealing ideas, rituals, and items from Native nations, it behooves us to think very hard before engaging in that practice now, especially as Natives as increasingly vocal about the harm and distress it causes them and their communities. If you really want a dreamcatcher, buy one from a Native artisan. Then you’re supporting the people to whom the dreamcatcher belongs, putting money into an oppressed and economically disadvantaged community, and paying your respect to the origins of the item. That’s the best way to engage with the items Native nations are comfortable sharing with non-Natives — emphasising mutuality, respect, and the right of Natives over spiritual and cultural items that come from their nations.

  • Wolf

    Agreed. My mother was given a very beautiful but “decorative” dreamcatcher a few years ago by an unknowing friend. It was just a pretty decoration to the giver.

    My mom hung it by her bed and had awful dreams for several nights, at which point she took it down and boxed it. I volunteered to try it out and for three nights straight dreamed horrid nightmares, spanning from being hit by a train to cannibalism.

    The “decorative” dreamcatcher was immediately removed from the household. Never again.

  • Annaka Dodd

    There is a major difference between making a dream catcher yourself and buying one that’s been mass produced. I spent time on a Lakota reservation and I and the other 15 or so Habitat volunteers were taught by a tribal member how to make dream catchers. I’ve made several since then, both for myself and as gifts. I really wish that people who look for the opportunity to declare a thing cultural appropriation would look a little deeper and see if they might actually be witnessing cultural appreciation.

    Yes, dream catchers are traditionally for children. The adult equivalent is the shield, traditionally crafted for a man who completed a Vision Quest. That carries far more weight, in terms of appropriating culture. A dream catcher is also a gift, and if someone learns how to properly make one, and then gives it freely, or keeps it for themselves, can it be legitimately said that it’s cultural appropriation? It’s a grossly overused term, usually by people who don’t even belong to the culture they believe they’re protecting.

  • Alura Rose

    I agree that there is a huge difference between a dream catcher made by someone you know or yourself, verses a mass produced one just as I believe that any spell work you need is stronger if you do it yourself. I personally love dream catchers and was taught to make them by a native american. I think keeping the craft alive (of making dream catchers) is a tribute as long as it is done with proper intentions and respect.