Welcome to all!
Another round of applause for the fiery souls who joined in on last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Of Candles and Flame
After illuminating the world with candle magick, it is time to use that light to craft some wonderful and magickal things- made with love!
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
From grandma’s knitted scarves to mom’s home cooking- there is something uniquely special about things made from the heart. Nothing bought at the store ready-to-go can ever compare to something meticulously made just for you with love
Making something with your hands is similar to working magic- you have to:
- gather ingredients
- focus your intent
- and bring something into existence that wasn’t there before.
This challenge is about looking at what you can do and using your skills to make something magickal!
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
STEP 1 : Creative Crafting
Everyone has different talents, hobbies, and abilities- this challenge encourages you to put your talents to work to manifest something for your practice.
Do you feel like you don’t have any talents? Or perhaps you are good at things that seem unrelated to magick?
This challenge is your opportunity to take a long, hard look at the things you can do (or perhaps the things you want to learn how to do!) and apply them in new or creative ways.
Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas to help get you started:
Some deities have special symbols or items that are commonly offered or displayed in Their name. You might consider making something like Brigids Cross- a beautiful and symbolic craft in honor of the Celtic Goddess Brigid.
[Lovely cross shared by @Siofra in Brigids Cross, 1st Attempt]
Don’t have a deity in mind? How about taking a look at deities that deal with crafting and the arts.
A wand is one of the favorite tools of the witches’ trade! If you don’t have one- why not try making your own?
Consider enhancing your wand by checking out Crystal Wrapping.
Beautiful Besoms and Brooms
Besoms/brooms are a great tool for witches and can used in various rituals.
[@roxanne’s enchanting homemade broom shared in Besoms]
Big magick can come in small sizes! Pouches have a variety of uses and are a great way to bring your magick with you when you leave home.
[This heartwarming dream sachet was shared by @Janelle in Made a dream sachet for my daughter]
Jars of Goodness
Jar spells are highly adaptable to fit any kind of magic you wish to make. They are easy and cheap to put together- and the end result is both beautiful and inspirational!
[@SilverBear’s stunning jar spell shared in Intentions Jar Spell]
Art as Magick
Art can be considered a magickal practice in and of itself. Even just the actions of a pen or brush on paper are meditative, reflective, and inspiring. Some witches may even consider themselves to be Art Witches!
[Picture from TheTravelWitch in A Tribute to the Horned God]
There are many ways to use art for magick. You might consider painting, drawing, writing about, or writing to a deity of your choice. Or focus on expressing your experience with magick in general.
[Gorgeous painting shared by @Haley in My etsy shop is finally open]
STEP 2 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
Please write about what you made and your crafting experience
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums. If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will be open for 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on Tuesday, November 17th!
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
May your crafts created from your heart draw the blessings of deities, the appreciation of others, and the knowledge that you have manifested something with a value no amount of money can match!
Happy crafting and Blessed be!