I’d like to preface this post by saying that witchy supplies are not necessary to practicing one’s craft. The only items needed to preform witchcraft are your mind, your body, and your intention- don’t ever let anyone tell you differently!
I am a bargain hunter. Like Diana, with her bow and on the prowl, I am forever searching for a good deal. I have passed up many things I would have liked to own simply because the price on the tag seemed too stiff.
Because I’m frugal, I’ve gotten very creative at refurbishing and recycling old objects. Thrift stores are my favorite hang-outs and you will find me perusing the aisles for hours on end as often as my family will let me.
This past weekend, we took half a day and went around to a couple of shops. While I got a few things, I saw a whole bunch of items and deals that other witches might also love. With a little creativity, a trip to a few thrift stores could be exactly what you need to stock up on your crafting needs!
So, without further ado, I bring to you, a cauldron-ton of Budget Witchy Thrifts!
Always check the display cases of your Thrift Stores, Antique Malls, and Flea Markets! Some of that “costume jewelry” is actually semi-precious gemstones that can be cleansed and reused for their metaphysical purposes. Find a ring that’s too small? That’s okay, put it on a string and wear it like a necklace, use it as a charm on a satchel, or hang it from the review mirror of your car!
Miscellaneous Show-Case Goodies
My husband, with his eagle eyes, found this! It is a Three Wise Men Chest with Frankincense and Myrrh resins, it also had gold leaf! Witchy resins in goodwill equals a good day! Always check those cases, even if they’re jumbled and pathetic looking, because you never know what you might find that you could use in your practice!
Furniture and Shelving
If you have the room, a thrift store is the perfect place to buy your witchy furniture. Most of the furniture in my craft room is second hand, and all the more loved for it. Currently, I don’t need any new furniture for my room, but I found some great ideas for those who might be looking!
Shelves are not only great for displaying, but they can be amazing storage options, or even a practical altar when your running low on space!
Jars, Jars, and more Jars!
If there’s anything us witches have in common, it’s our love of jars in all shapes and sizes. Thrift stores are always packed with glass goodies that other people have lovingly discarded. No matter what your jarred need, there is a thrift store out there that has it!
From bowls to hold offerings, to cast-iron cauldrons and skillets to hold your charcoal disks to cleanse your space, thrift stores always have an abundance of dishes. They can be used for storage, display, and actual use- only your imagination is the limit!
Art and Mirrors
Art is abundant in the thrift stores. Some makes you wonder what the person was thinking when it was originally bought, but others are great ways to add personality to your sacred spaces!
Candles and Miscellaneous
Candles, and candle holders can be found super cheap at thrift stores. I have been looking for a nice taper candle stick set, and was able to find one this last trip. Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open for other items that are just as useful!
My Bring Home Loves
Even though I wish I could have brought home many of my finds, the frugal part of me still likes to know I’m going to use what I buy- so here are some goodies I decided keep. I made a quick stop by the Asian Market near my house and picked up a few herbs too- figured I’d share so you, too, might want to check out your local markets!
And that about sums up my shopping experience! Lots of fun ideas, this time around. Maybe I’ll make another post one day of all the things I’ve bought second hand that I use in my own practice, if that’s something you’d be interested in!
What did you think about my finds? Would you use any of these items in your own practice? What’s the best deal you’ve found at a thrift store?