Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget

Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget

by Deborah Blake


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Practicing Witchcraft doesn't have to cost an arm, a leg, and a broomstick!

From homemade tools to frugal feasts to thrifty home decoration, Deborah Blake offers economical tips and suggestions for stretching your dollar while enriching your practice. She gives clear, simple instructions for making your own magickal oils, runes, tarot cards, candles, jewelry, charms, and wands, all using inexpensive materials. Choose from over fifty ways to practice Witchcraft that cost little or no money, and try more than forty recipes for tasty sabbat dishes that cost ten dollars or less.

With a sprinkling of imagination and a touch of magick, you can add to your inner wealth of spirituality. After all, the best parts of being a Witch are always free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738721361
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah Blake is a Wiccan high priestess and leader of the eclectic group Blue Moon Circle. She manages the Artisans' Guild, a not-for-profit artists' cooperative shop, and works as a tarot reader and energy healer. Deborah is the author and cocreator of many books and decks, including Everyday Witch Tarot , Everyday Witchcraft , A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft , and The Little Book of Cat Magic . Visit her online at www.deborahblakeauthor.com, or on social media.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One – The Only Tools You Need Are Free: Belief, Will, and Focus

Chapter Two – Knowledge is Power: Books, Research, and Sharing Knowledge

Chapter Three – The Economical Home: Creating and Maintaining Sacred Space

Chapter Four – Use This Not That: Inexpensive Substitutions for Expensive Items

Chapter Five – The Crafty Witch: 35 Simple and Thrifty Craft Projects for Magickal Purposes

General Suggestions and Hints (Why craft by hand, individual and group crafting, mix and match, dollar stores and yard sales, a note about herbs and essential oils, consecrating new tools and magickal crafts)

  • Clay
  • Goddess/God Figures
  • Rune Stones
  • Pentacle Plaque
  • Wax
  • Crafting Candles (Beeswax and Paraffin)
  • Creating a Healing Candle
  • Inscribing and Anointing Candles for Prosperity
  • Magickal Wax Tablets
  • String & Yarn
  • Goddess’s Eye Charm
  • Knot Magick
  • Easy Protection Magick
  • Fabric
  • Poppet for Self-Improvement
  • Love Charm Bag
  • Success Sachet
  • Protection Charm for the Home
  • Herbs & Plants
  • Potpourri Scented Magick
  • A Witch’s Herbal Broom
  • Yule Wreath
  • Magickal Oils
  • Herbal Mixes for Protection, Love & Health
  • Healing Bath Bags
  • Corn Dollies
  • Wheel of the Year
  • Wood
  • Tarot Card/Spell Box
  • Speaking Stick for Circle Harmony
  • The Magick Wand
  • Paper
  • Parchment Spell Paper
  • Homemade Herbal Paper
  • Decorating a Book of Shadows
  • Homemade Tarot Cards
  • Glass
  • A Witch’s Bottle
  • Decorating a Glass Chalice
  • A Scrying Mirror
  • Stone
  • Gemstone necklace
  • Simple Stone Magick
  • Stone Scrying

Chapter Six – Feeding the Masses: 45 feast dishes for $10 or less

General Suggestions and Hints (Grow it, buy in bulk, look for sales, coupons, almost-old meat, eat in season, farmer’s markets)

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  • Tres Leches Cake
  • Morgana’s Cheese Fondue
  • Jhaea’s Creamy Spinach
  • Deborah’s Magickal Moussaka
  • Lauren’s “Grown Up” Hot Chocolate
  • Ostara
    • Ellen’s Devilish Eggs
    • Zanna’s Asparagus Delight
    • Goat Cheese Herbed Spread
    • “Prosperity Pie” Quiche
  • Beltane
    • Easy Garden Veggie Pie
    • Triple Goddess Spring Celebration (Tomatoes, Basil & Fresh Mozzerella)
    • Spinach Salad with Apples and Fresh Herbs
    • Strawberry Paradise Cake
    • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
  • Litha
    • Deborah’s Summer Salad
    • Jhaea’s Minty Cous Cous Salad
    • Deborah’s Pasta Salad
    • Ying/Yang Bean Spread
    • Watermelon Fruit Bowl
  • Lammas
    • Beer Bread
    • Bread Pudding
    • Morgana’s Tomato Pie
    • Dilled Baby Potatoes
    • Soil Celebration Layered Bean Dip
  • Mabon
    • Deborah’s Corn Casserole
    • Baked Apple Surprise
    • Orange Baked Beets
    • Lemon & Thyme Potato Gratin
  • Samhain
    • Colcannon
    • Roasted Roots
    • Pumpkin Soup
    • Deborah’s Squash Delight
    • Samhain Devil’s Food Cake
  • Yule
    • Wassail
    • Holly & Mistletoe Veggies
    • Orange Duckling
    • Rum Cake
  • Full Moon Cakes & Ale
    • Cakes
      • Ellen’s Ginger Moon Cookies
      • Marvelous Monkey Bread
      • Jhaea’s Lavender Cookies
      • Pecan Mini-Muffins
      • Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
    • Ale
      • Pomegranate Passion
      • Spiced Cider
      • Herbed Ice Cubes for Water or Wine

Chapter Seven – 50 Ways to Practice Witchcraft for Little or No Money: Fifty Simple Things

You Can Do To Expand Your Pagan Practice without Depleting Your Bank Account

Chapter Eight – The Everyday Witch: When Being a Witch Doesn’t Mean Buying More Stuff

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Witchcraft on a Shoestring : Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive only gotten the sample it has given me alot of guidance in the first 36 pages than in alot of the other books that ive read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ideas of Deborah Blake for a non expensive way to practice is awesome! Not only does she give examples on how to save money, it makes the practitioner alot creative because when one makes their own materials the item has more meaning to the practitioner than an item merely bought. She also has cheap yet awesome recipe's for sabbats!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful.....concise, funny. It felt like the author was talking to me face to face. Read it and refer to it all the time.
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