With some big international travel coming up at the end of the month, I found myself with the urge to craft some kind of “Safe Travel” spell bag.
As you’re about to see- this is an extremely Thrifty Witchy project. I’ve been staying with family and don’t have many tools or crafting materials atm, so I was forced to get creative with this!
For all those on a budget or who don’t have expensive crafting tools, I wholeheartedly recommend this spell for you
Let’s get started!
(Note that this spell bag is an adapted version of the one shared by The Green Witch in her YouTube video: Spell Protection Bag)
For the bag, you will need:
- Fabric - I used a piece of an old shirt
- Thread - sewing thread and embroidery thread (for the sigil and string)
- Marker - optional (if you prefer to draw the sigil rather than embroider it)
- Bead - optional (decorative)
For the herbs, you will need:
Protective herbs - your choice!
→ I recommend: rosemary, bay leaf, basil, cinnamon, elder
Other herbs - your choice!
→ I used: rosemary [universal]; cinnamon and bay leaf [protection]; ginger [anti-motion sickness]; and caocao [sweetening]
Make a sigil
Draw or embroider a sigil for safe travel on your fabric. You might add your personal symbol or a sigil that represents travel for you.
The two of them together are a Bindrune (aka rune combination) that means “Safe Travels”
As you add the sigil, be sure to focus your intention into every stitch/line
Make the drawstring
With your sigil done, loosely stitch a long string across the top to make a basic drawstring. Be sure to leave long ends that you can tie later!
Sew the bag
Fold your fabric in half (making sure that the side(s) with the sigil is facing inwards- you will flip it inside out later to hide the stitches!) and stitch along the outer edge and bottom to form a pouch.
Flip it inside out! You can now tie the drawstrings.
If you are feeling extra fancy, feel free to add a little decoration to the drawstring (knots, beads, tassels, etc.)
With the bag done, feel free to add whichever herbs you chose inside! I literally used herbs from the spice bags from the grocery store- so feel free to be thrifty here!
As you add, be sure to channel your magick. To add magick to your spell pouch, you might:
- Say a blessing
- Visualize safe travel
- Call upon a deity
Use the drawstring to securely close your bag. You might also add a little Knot Magick to the string as you tie it off securely
This will be going in my checked bagge at the airport- mostly because I don’t want to have to explain the bag to airport security in Poland… and the UK… and again in the USA
If you decide to give this (or a version of it) a try, feel free to let me know how it goes for you! And also thanks to The Green Witch on YouTube for the basic spell idea- if you don’t already watch her videos, I highly recommend checking them out!
Blessed be and safe travels to all!