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Magical and Ritual Tools

Want to make your own magical and ritual tools? Here's where you'll find links to some of our most popular magical craft projects, with items for your altar, a ritual robe, your Book of Shadows, an altar pentacle, and more.

Make a Snap Pouch Tarot/Crystal Bag
If you’re someone who does anything at all with fabric, chances are good you’ve got boxes and boxes of leftover bits of material in your home. A great way to use these leftover small pieces is to turn them into bags and pouches to hold magical supplies such as crystals, herbs, or Tarot cards. This easy project uses a snap purse frame, like the kind found on coin pouches.

Ritual Tool Crafts
Many Pagans enjoy making their own ritual supplies and tools. If you'd like to get started creating your own "crafts for the craft," here are some of our most popular articles on ritual tool construction!

Make a Beaded Wire Tree of Life
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear?

How to Make a Magic Staff
The magic staff is used in many traditions of Wicca and Paganism. It's not hard to create one of your own, and it's a magical tool that can come in handy in rituals. Here's how to make your own magic staff.

Make a Book of Shadows
In Wicca and Paganism, it's traditional to create a Book of Shadows, which is a notebook containing information regarding your tradition, gods and goddesses, correspondence tables, sabbat and esbat rites and rituals, magical recipes, and more. Learn how to make your own BOS here.

Make a Witch's Ladder
The witch's ladder is a magical tool that has been around for a while. You can use it in spellwork, meditation, or for any other sort of ritual working. Learn how to make one with items you probably already have lying around your home!

Make Your Own Besom
The besom is the traditional witch's broom, and while you can certainly buy one in a store, there's some degree of satifaction in making your own. Learn how to create a besom with natural items in just a few steps.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Make a Wooden Altar Pentacle
You can spend a small fortune on altar tools and magical supplies, but if you'd like to make your own pentacle, follow these simple steps.

Sew a Tarot Card Bag
While some people don't mind keeping their Tarot cards in the original box, it's always nice to have a special place for them. Make this simple drawstring bag with a few scraps of fabric, some ribbon, and a couple of pony beads.

Create a Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Assemble a Portable Altar Kit
Many Wiccans and Pagans like to create a portable altar kit. This can be handy if you travel a lot, or if you just like the idea of being able to put your stuff away quickly when guests come over. Learn how to assemble a simple altar kit that you can take with you wherever you go.

Brew Up Some Blessing Oil
This oil can be blended together in advance and used for any ritual requiring blessing, anointing or consecration oil.

Make an Athame - Tips for Making an Athame
Many Pagans choose to make their own athame, or ceremonial knife. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you decide to craft your own.

How to Make a Quartz Crystal Wand
Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy in ritual and spellwork. You can make a wand of your own, and add a quartz crystal or other gemstone for an extra magical push.

How to Make a Measure Bag
In some magical traditions a measure bag is used to create a magical link between the practitioner and their deities, or between the practitioner and other members of their tradition. Here's how you can make a simple measure bag of your own.

Make a Shirt Sleeve/Pocket Pouch

How to Swap Your Magical Items
Got a bunch of magical items you never use anymore? Your friends probably do too - why not organize a magical swap meet to help re-home some of your goodies? You might end up with some awesome new stuff in the process.

Share Your Pagan Craft Projects With Our Readers
Are you a crafty Pagan? Have you made some clever handcrafts to celebrate your Pagan spirituality? Share with us your cross-stitch designs, your woodburning, your sculpture, paintings -- you name it, if it's a Pagan craft project you made yourself, our readers want to see it! See submissions See submissions See submissions

Crafts for the Craft: Projects for Pagan Sabbats
Looking for ideas on Pagan Wiccan craft projects? Want to make some seasonal goodies to celebrate the Sabbats? Here's where you'll find all sorts of articles and ideas for seasonally appropriate decorations and crafts.

Create Your Own Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Make a Ritual Robe
Although many Wiccans and Pagans prefer to practice skyclad, sometimes it's just not practical -- and that's when you need a good ritual robe. You can buy them commerically, but for a lot of people it's just more satisfying to make their own. You can assemble a simple ritual robe by following these basic steps.

Pagan Craft Projects
Looking for seasonal craft projects to celebrate the different Pagan sabbats? Be sure to check out our list of Sabbat crafts -- including magical tool crafts, and Tarot-inspired craft projects -- for some great ideas!

What is a Salt Crystal Lamp?
Have you ever thought about using a salt crystal lamp? Many people find them useful for a variety of reasons - let's look at what a salt crystal lamp is and how it works.

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