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Below you will find creative ways to make Pagan Life a bit more fun. Feel free to add to it by joining the community, or by asking questions on how to do this or that.

Crafts ranging from the tools of the pagan trade to simply simplifying the life of the occult practitioner are welcome.

Enjoy...

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Nov. 10th, 2008 @ 11:37 am Yule
Thought it might make a good topic for discussion. Yule presents. I'm in the habit of making most of mine and I was curious if anyone else out there might do the same and have some good ideas for the group.

Things I make/have made for Yule:
Small alter wreaths
Clay candle holders
Etched glass candle holders (they have that cool liquid for etching out)
embroidered alter cloths. (one year I made one for a good friend that had a pentacle in the center and his craft name on the sides in the corresponding element colors)
Candles
ritual soaps
Journals
spell boxes
Witch's ball
spell kits for newbie friends

Anyone else got any ideas?
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arms
feywalker:
Aug. 1st, 2008 @ 05:22 pm The Phoenix Feathers
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Hey!

I am currently looking for contributors for a new e-zine called The Phoenix Feathers. We are looking for people who would like to write about their chosen earth based religion and see it published on a new online community forum.

Do you enjoy writing? Are you Pagan? Are you Heathen? Are you Wiccan? Have you ever considered publishing your work? Do you attend a regular drum circle, or meditation circle? Do you have artwork that you would like to share with the community to gain exposure? Tell us about it!

We are looking for contributors who are willing to publish informative articles about their angels, guides, matrons, patrons, ritual formats, and experiences. We are also seeking people to do reviews of local drum circles, concerts, public rituals, festivals, etc.

All Submissions and Inquiries can be sent to

Thanks,
Kitten

x-posted to all of my pagan groups
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Desire is the beginning of Creation
enchanted_tome:
Aug. 11th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm No title
One of my closest Wiccan friends mother passed away today.  We have a very large goup of friends and we have been trying to come up with a way to show her we care.  I am her only other Wiccan friend so I was wondering if you all could help me out with creating a gift that all of her friends can participate in that has Wiccan ties but is not overaly Wiccan so the friends who are not so supportave can still feel comfortable participating in the gift.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
Brook
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brookmctirre:
May. 2nd, 2007 @ 12:43 am Goddess Portraits
All are Charcoal on 18 X 24 " paper.
Maiden (missing atm), Mother and Crone,  and Dark MotherThank you
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crying angel goth
lunagypsy:
Sep. 5th, 2006 @ 01:06 am Scrying mirror
Current Mood: accomplished
I made a scrying mirror today.

I had a picture frame laying around and decided it was time that it made itself useful. I painted the back of the glass black and I think I am going to spraypaint the actual frame black too.

Anyway, that was my latest ten minute three dollar project.
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Mask
trashy_erotica:
Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 05:40 pm Alo!
My name is Mary J. Cameron.  I'm the vice president of the Spiritual and Pagan Student Alliance of Indiana-Purdue Universities of Fort Wayne (Dun worry, we go by the SPSA for short, or Spaz when on campus, lmao).   I've been a pagan... well, as long as I've been around, lol.  I was raised to be a 7th Day Adventist, but it wasn't my path.  When I hit college, I found the (then) Pagan Student Alliance and clung on tightly and have since embraced a very eclectic path, lol.

Our organiza are hoping to have a booth at this fall's Spirit Fayre in Fort Wayne and are looking for some craft ideas for a fundraiser.  

Personally, I've been hording bottles and jars to make candles, containers, etc... and we have a young lady making bookmarks that have pagan symbols on it (her ability to cross stitch amazes me).  

Does anyone have any suggestions that might help a buncha poor college students have a fundraiser using crafts?  

Any help would be mucho appreciated. :-D
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life
sunshine_tears:
Aug. 23rd, 2006 @ 03:32 pm Just popping in to say "HELLO!"
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Hello everyone. I'm new but I thought I would just pop in and say Hi. I've been pagan for some time but I don't really make stuff for religious purposes all that much. Though right now I am weaving an alter cloth... That's about it.

Just here to see what everyone else is up to. ^_^
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Mask
trashy_erotica:
Aug. 23rd, 2006 @ 12:07 pm The Blank Book
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A Book Safe

Step one:
Head out to your local used bookstore (I got mine at a Goodwill) and find a cool title that'll accent your magickal library, but is not actually "magickal".
Step two:
Bore the innards out of the book with a razor blade. Personally I was cutting out 2 and three pages at a time...but becareful...the razor is SHARP.
Step three:
Glue the pages together with glue (wood glue would likely be best, but I used Elmers white glue)
Step four:
Place secret objects in your book (a small handgun actually fits in mine...) then put the book up on your shelf for safe keeping!

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lucky clover
qryztufre:
Aug. 5th, 2006 @ 04:51 pm Intro
Hey, just dropping a line to say I joined. I am trying to get back into making stuff after a long time not doing anything at all creative, and I think that's why I have been sort of apathetic lately. Today I finally decided to start an art project that I have been meaning to do. I wanted to make either a pig or a goat figurine as totem image. I already have most of the goat shape made out of tape an newspaper, and the next step will be tearing up strips of newspaper and sticking them on with diluted white glue. I was in the book store the other day I found a book on paper crafts, and looked in there to see what they used for glue. Actually, I never liked mixing flour and water, it spoils really fast if you don't use it up, and it just seems really gross to me for some reason, although it never seemed like that to me before. I have yet to figure out what portion of glue to water I need to use, so for the time being I am going to wing it. I can't wait to get started in on making things again. Anyhow, just wanted to say hi.
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worfin
bailzzararco:
Jul. 21st, 2006 @ 12:16 pm Thank You
Current Mood: sicksick
A while back I posted questions pertaining to painting on glasses. Thank you to everyone who responded, and here are the "test" glasses that I made. I actually love these, they look very Tim Burton-y, and the people I showed them to were impressed. The oven trick worked great, nothing broke. I used the glass paint in marker form for these, though I have since bought a few liquid bottles to use for the Wedding goblets.
Anyway...on to pictures!!!
The very 1st one (I got the glass at athe thrift shop for .50 cents!)


These 2 I also got at the thrift shop for .75 a piece. I sent them with my spooky_mail Gothic Romance swap, and I have to say it was hard to part with them!
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crying angel goth
lunagypsy:
Jun. 12th, 2006 @ 08:41 pm Important Advice Needed
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
I have been asked by my brother and his fiancee to get their wedding champagne toasting flutes, and to decorate them with painted penguins, which I guess you could call their love-totem animal:) I am going to work on a sketch of the penguin, and put the template inside the flute so I can paint the outside. What I need to know is what to use to paint on glass. I figured maybe just acrylics and seal it, but I am not sure about that. So I need advice. Should I use oils? Would that be more durable? Or is there a special glasspaint I can use? I want something that will go on smoothly, I don't want it to look like a streaky hackjob. I found a picture online of someone who seels them premade so I am posting that to give you an idea of what they are supposed to be, but her paint looks really gloppy/streaky. I want mine to be well-blended. Thank you muchly to anyone who can help!
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crying angel goth
lunagypsy:
Mar. 8th, 2006 @ 02:44 pm Blessings...
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
New here, I am a pagan artist, and I want to learn and share. This looks like a great place to do both. I don't know how much to say for my first post, so I will just show a few things behind a cut...thank you for listening. I hope this is all OK.
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crying angel goth
lunagypsy:
Jan. 17th, 2006 @ 10:24 am Origami Egregore
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I was looking up a funny image to post in another thread just to be a smart ass and came across the image of an origami animal. Something sparked and now I'm inspired to write this...

In Kon's "Summoning Spirits" he talks about creating entities and I know that there are several articles in Chaos about the same thing. Has anyone tried to use this wonderful medium as a base for your creations?

While it may take some practice to get the hang of you are using paper so you can fill the thing with 'sacred images', sigils, and colors of your choice. When you are done with your creation it is easily destroyed as well...all you need is an ashtray and a lighter.

Some instructional images and links:
www.josephwu.com/Files/GIF/toad.gif
www.cho.co.jp/ 6-2origami.htm
http://www.nihongo.d2g.com/cultura/origami/ori_grulla.gif
http://www.astrolabioazul.com/orukami/imagens/diagramas/origami-diagrama-cesto-rosa-2.gif
http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~tzachar/origami/lhsfg.jpg

You can GOOGLE images for the word ORIGAMI and get a LOT more!
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alien eggman qryztufre
qryztufre:
Jan. 17th, 2006 @ 10:16 am Worry doll's & Sigils
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A link on how to make one of these trouble dolls
http://www.e-scoutcraft.com/string/worry_doll.html

There are other versions on how to make them with other materials.

I've personally been playing around with a longer rectangualr piece of paper which I rolled up (like a pinner joint) folded in half then bent out the bottom a bit (to make legs). I then gave a half twist near it's top for a head and just below that bound it with a twist tie with it's ends evenly sticking out each side (arms). Once that was done I wrapped it in yarn.

Doing it this way would allow you to place your Sigil or Statement of Intent on the body before it's rolled and then it can be let off in any fashion you'd desire.

With the colors of yarn and twist ties out there you could likely add in a bit of color magic to give it that extra boost of power.

Another thing these could be good for would be to use it as a temp housing for a servitor, or maybe even a SUIT.
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lucky clover
qryztufre:
Jan. 17th, 2006 @ 10:12 am Boy Scouts
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A few ideas that I feel could be incorperated into Magick There are several other crafts, though most of them are neckerchief slides...but if you nix the loop they can be used for other things. You could also likely google for more craft ideas that can be used with/for magic.

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Got any other craft ideas you can share? Experiences, examples, ideas, links?
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lucky clover
qryztufre:
Jan. 17th, 2006 @ 10:08 am First Post!
This is a new community and as such there is not much here (other then myself) however I'm hoping that it grows and thrives. I look forward to seeing new faces and new ideas...

This is a new community and as such there is not much here (other then myself) however I'm hoping that it grows and thrives. I look forward to seeing new faces and new ideas...

I'm a member of OccultForums.com and have over the years posted several craft ideas for this or that aspect of the occult and I'll be starting with a few of them (just to get the ball rolling).

Please enjoy...
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Qryzt
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