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Updated: Apr 22, 2019

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๐ŸŒธ Discover the magick of thrifted Witch items as the Weather gets warmer! ๐ŸŒธ


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Thrift Tips

for the Modern Witch

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This is another installment in the " ๐ŸŒธ Thrift Tips for the Modern Witch ๐ŸŒธ " Series! It is well known that a common hobby amongst Witches is thrift shopping! We are very drawn to look there often and we end up coming home with something that excites us, or something that we have a creative vision for.


The act of shopping in a thrift store in itself can be a very fun and thrilling experience, since you never know what you will find.


This Spring, why don't you take a walk down to your local thift shop? You can choose to do it by yourself or with your friends, then you could discuss about the interesting things you find. (yes, even the weird stuff!)


Tons of residual energies live here, and your goal is to make an old object into something useful and practical for your personal craft.


As the Earth in the Northern Hemisphere warms, new life grows and we start to venture outside more. I figured it was the perfect time to talk about this since it is now Spring, which means that it is time for outdoor adventures. What better way would there be to celebrate this awakening by preparing for your future endeavors?


Here are some fun projects you can do with some thrifted finds, just open your mind to the possibilities...


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Jewelry Box Travel Altar

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I found this adorable jewelry box at the thrift store the last time I went hunting. I got really inspired to make it into a jewelry box travel altar!


It has a white/cream exterior with gold roses on the top, and when you open it the interior is red satin, with the same gold roses on the inside as well.


After purchasing I brought it home and wiped it clean (to get rid of any dirt or residue from the store or previous owner) and began to put some things into my travel kit.


Some things that I put inside my Travel Altar Jewelry Box are...


๐ŸŒธ Sage & Ocote

๐ŸŒธ Bone Bowl

๐ŸŒธ A variety of Crystals, My carved hearts especially!

๐ŸŒธ Tarot Cards & Pouch

๐ŸŒธ Rune Cards & Pouch

๐ŸŒธ Herb Vials

๐ŸŒธ Incense & Resins

๐ŸŒธ Matches

๐ŸŒธ Tealights

๐ŸŒธ Candle Snuffer

๐ŸŒธ A pen & pieces of tea dyed paper

๐ŸŒธ Roll on Crystal Perfumes

๐ŸŒธ Spell/Taper Candles (colored)

๐ŸŒธ Spell Candle Holder

๐ŸŒธ Amulets

๐ŸŒธ Lucky Coins

๐ŸŒธ Worry Stone

๐ŸŒธ Crystal Shards & Chips

๐ŸŒธ Wooden Crystal Grid

๐ŸŒธ Sunstone Obelisk

๐ŸŒธ Pendulum & Pouch

๐ŸŒธ Tree of Life Manifestation Necklace


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I was so excited to get this little box since it reminds me of the one I had when I was a little girl, and I would keep all my special keepsakes in there such as the Jasper Amulet that is now in this Jewelry Box.


This was fun to put together, but I know if in the future when I get tired of the way I have it laid out, I could always move stuff to how I see fit. This box will certainly become very handy in the future.


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Hunting for Vials...

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Another thing you may want to potentially look for is Vials for herbs, oils, moon water and more!

Thrift stores often carry many different types of bottles, some are corked but there are many varieties hidden here.


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Look at this cute little vial! I made some Rose Quartz Moon Water on the night of the Full Moon in Libra!


Sometimes thrift stores bag items together, and that is where you can score a lot of tiny corked bottles which are perfect for making Moon Waters and Gem Elixirs.


While you don't need to charge Moon Water in a corked vial or bottle for that matter, I think it is a very nice visual touch and it makes me feel Witchy every time I use one.


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Other Things to Search for...

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When you are out on your thrift adventure, try to remain open to all possibilities, because you never know what you will eventually find. Prepare your imagination and be creative to find innovative ways to turn old into new. Try to see the value in everything you see, not for what things are currently but for what it could be. Some examples of things you may want to look out for are...


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โ˜ฝ Seasonal Goods โ˜พ

Thinking of decorating your altar to suit a specific Sabbath? Thrift stores always have seasonal items in, so you are sure to stumble upon something to make your sacred space more festive. Since it's Spring, you can expect to find a lot of Easter stuff around. You could also start early on your search for items for a Beltane Altar (Begins Wednesday, May 1, 2019).


โ˜ฝ Brooms โ˜พ

On one of my thrift adventures I stumbled across a handmade cinnamon broom still in its packaging. You can find these fairly often if you keep your eyes peeled! You can find straw brooms, sweetgrass, twig brooms and more. By the way, it's good luck to have your bristles pointing towards the ceiling when you display your broom in your home! Every Witch should have a broom, in my opinion.


โ˜ฝ Candle Holders โ˜พ

There are so many types of candle holders! Chances are theres tons of those along with candles, you may get lucky and find some "Witchy" ones. Picture the objects in your home surrounded by the other objects you already own and decide if it suits your space.


โ˜ฝ Corked Bottles & Vials โ˜พ

Like I mentioned above, you can find great bottles and vials for your craft! You are sure to find something that suits your needs and aesthetic. Just keep your eyes peeled


โ˜ฝ Books โ˜พ

I found all my Judy Hall books at the thrift store in brand new condition! Not only can you score some pretty amazing reads at thrift stores, but you can find some gorgeous books to stack up on your altar for a Witchy vibe. This can be a very easy but effective way of decorating and creating some height in an altar space.


โ˜ฝ Religious Relics โ˜พ

I scored a pretty awesome Egyptian candle holder of Osiris, Anubis and Set, one time. Sometimes you can get lucky and find Buddhas, Egyptian Statues, or Animal Totems. I managed to find a lot of Egyptian Candle Holders at a couple different stores in my town.


โ˜ฝ Fake Flowers/Flower Pots โ˜พ

Have trouble keeping houseplants? No problem! Bring some bright flowers and greenery indoors by simply purchasing a fake flower arrangement from the thrift store! There is no shame at all in that! Maybe you'll find some beautiful fake petals to decorate your altar with. Remember you can always use real flowers!


โ˜ฝ Cauldrons/Burn Pots โ˜พ

Some of you may not know that Cauldrons come in many different shapes and sizes. They don't always have to be huge, or cast iron for that matter. You may be surprised that you would find the perfect cauldron at a thrift store! As long as it is suitable to burn things inside, it doesn't matter what the objects' purpose was in the past.


โ˜ฝ Jewelry Boxes/Cabinets โ˜พ

Previously I mentioned in my previous post that I found the perfect box to turn into my Apothecary Cabinet, but I also found a second one to keep some of my pendulums and crystals in. You can decide how to lay out your cabinets, but I found these were perfect uses for the ones I found. The cabinet was missing one knob, but I still liked this piece regardless and knew that I could always fix it later on. Just because something is imperfect doesn't mean it isn't usable!


โ˜ฝ Witchy Jewelry/Amulets โ˜พ

Always keep on a eye out for crystal jewelry, amulets or any pieces that suit your aesthetic. Perhaps you may find a mysterious looking brooch, you wonder if it would make a suitable amulet...It would!


Other suitable items...


๐ŸŒธ Outdoor Objects

๐ŸŒธ Trunks

๐ŸŒธ Desks

๐ŸŒธ Teacups/Tea Sets

๐ŸŒธ Ouija Boards

๐ŸŒธ Windchimes

๐ŸŒธ Light Catchers

๐ŸŒธ Empty Journals

๐ŸŒธ Leather Satchels

๐ŸŒธ Statues of Mythical Creatures

๐ŸŒธ Wax Burners

๐ŸŒธ Antlers & Animal Skulls

๐ŸŒธ Fairy Lights

๐ŸŒธ Vintage Dishware

๐ŸŒธ Glass Bottles

๐ŸŒธ Seashells

๐ŸŒธ Hourglasses

๐ŸŒธ Artwork

๐ŸŒธ Bells

๐ŸŒธ Salt Lamps

๐ŸŒธ Incense Holders

๐ŸŒธ Witches' Spoons

๐ŸŒธ Candle Snuffers

๐ŸŒธ Lanterns

๐ŸŒธ Crystals

๐ŸŒธ Capes & Gowns

๐ŸŒธ Tea Cups

๐ŸŒธ Altar Cloths

๐ŸŒธ Altar Tables

๐ŸŒธ Sun Dials

๐ŸŒธ Clocks

๐ŸŒธ Mirrors

๐ŸŒธ Records & Record Players


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Thrift Tips

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๐ŸŒธ Walk there if the Weather is nice! With Spring here and Summer on the way, it could be your chance to get a tan! (Yes I see you I know you've been hiding all Winter!) You'll get to enjoy the outdoors and can reflect a bit on what your ultimate goal of the trip is.


๐ŸŒธ Go with one or a bunch of your friends! They may end up pointing something out that you completely missed and you will be so thankful they came along! Plus it always makes for a fun day.


๐ŸŒธ Open up Google or Pinterest to search for Altar inspiration before you go! That way you will have some fresh ideas in mind for new projects!


๐ŸŒธ Keep an eye out for vintage objects that will spruce up your spiritual space. Keep your personal aesthetic in mind when shopping for decor and tools. Velvet or Satin lined containers, chalices and candle snuffers are just a few vintage objects you may find at your local shops.


๐ŸŒธ Don't be afraid to dig a little. The object you so desire may be buried under something else. Don't be afraid to look, as you could find some buried treasure!


๐ŸŒธ What ordinary objects can be useful for you? Think about that next time you are searching. Look for ordinary objects you can turn into Witchy Tools. Turn a regular tea cup into a tasseography cup!


๐ŸŒธ I highly reccomend using your intuition when you shop. Where are you drawn to intuitively versus visually? You'll be so surprised where your inner knowing takes you. You may just find exactly what you're looking for!


๐ŸŒธ Try to visit the shops regularily. This greatly increases your chances on getting the best items and deals. Ask an older relative to go with you on seniors days to recieve a great discount.


๐ŸŒธ Try to think about the potential of objects, they may not seem to be that grand by themselves but you could always turn it into something great. You would be surprised what a simple coat of paint can do.


๐ŸŒธ Don't go shopping with a closed mind or negative attitude! Think about what objects you would like to attract by radiating positive energy.


๐ŸŒธ Attempt to visit more than one thrift shop at a time to really score. You may not find all you need in one spot, so if you can visit a couple thrift stores within close proximity to eachother that would give you the best results.


This is just another post of my tips for thrifting. I hope to share more in the future with you and I am hoping to take you with me on my next endeavor. I hope that this post inspires you to go on your own adventure this Spring. Get some great things for your sacred space, wherever that may be. I would absolutely love to see photos of whatever you thrift, so please post them down in the comments!


Thanks so much for reading,

and blessed be!


Coming Soon!

The Dollar Store Edition

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