Hello lovely people ♡
Today we’re going to talk about how you can create a perfectly workable, beautiful witch altar on a budget.. you can even make an altar for free if you’re creative!
Some very kind witches have allowed me to share a few pictures of their own altars and sacred spaces (thank you again darlings ♡)
As you can see, each one is individual and perfect for their needs.
We have decorative altars, messy altars, bright altars, spooky altars, altars that don’t look like altars, outdoor altars, tiny altars, huge altars... there are no rules, your altar simply has to be sacred and special to you, somewhere that you feel comfortable and powerful.
I have to admit, I have suffered altar envy plenty of times. I scroll through Instagram for some witch altar inspiration and see the gorgeous, majestical altars with their giant geodes, elaborate ornaments, candles that look far too precious to burn, wands that look like they should be on a display shelf and should never be used. All of these aesthetically pleasing and fancy things can get pretty expensive, but it doesn’t need to be! You can create a beautiful working altar and practice magick without spending a penny!
The next time you take a walk in the woods or are out in nature, keep your eyes peeled and be open to what calls out to you. Nature has an abundance of gifts to share with us!
An interesting branch or twig can be used as a wand for directing your energy during spell work. You can decorate your wand, or leave it as nature intended, do whatever feels right for you. A beautiful stone or rock which calls out to you can provide just as much energy as a pretty, shiny, colourful one bought from a store.
Wildflowers can be used to decorate and brighten up your altar, and old jars can be repurposed as vases and spell jars.
Witch Altar Decorations
If you are a creative person, you can also get crafty and create some natural witch altar decorations, such as this tutorial for a pentacle made from sticks and twine.
Use shells, pebbles, feathers, dried leaves, acorns etc. to your advantage, your loving, homemade altar will have so much more personal power and energy than an altar that has simply been “store-bought” and quickly rushed together.
Keep in mind there are many other cheap and natural things that can be very useful in witchcraft.
Coconut shells and large seashells can be used as altar bowls and offering bowls.
Smooth, small pebbles from the beach can be crafted into runes, and old fabrics are the perfect material for creating charm bags.
Also, be mindful that there are many things available in our homes and gardens which have powerful magickal properties.
Have you checked out our Ultimate List Of Herbal Correspondences yet? It’s a giant list of a variety of common herbs, plants and natural items which can be used in spells, rituals, charm bags, ritual baths, teas etc.
We’d love to see some of your own witchy altars!
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Love and light,
The Star Portal