Crafting a Magical Life by Carol Holaday is a beautiful, full color book that showcases how to make (in easy steps) beautiful, magical items for your life. If you are crafty, or want to be craftier, this is definitely a good book to use to make your life more magical.
“Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys—including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology—help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.” – Crafting a Magical Life
Crafting a Magical Life features a lot of fantastic projects that anyone can do. These aren’t highly skilled things that you’d be too intimidated to try, which is what I really like about it. The instructions are easy to understand, and the materials are all things that can easily be found, if you don’t have them already.
Some of my favorite projects included in this book include: Divining Pendulum, Magic Wands, Crystal Grid, Gemstone Elixirs, Dream Pillow, and the Secret Journal.
Aside from projects, there is also a lot of information included that can help you with the projects, with the “Keys and Charts” section.
I enjoyed making some of these magical items, and I think that it is a great resource to use when doing any kind of craft project with a magical theme. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of Crafting a Magical Life, Findhorn Press, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.