Do you have an indoor altar space? What about an outdoor altar space? Do you have a travel altar? Here I will give you tips on How to Make a Portable Altar for yourself. It is nice having one that can go inside or outside, travel to festivals, classes, and rituals with you. It is so easy to bring everywhere once you are organized!!
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Considerations to make when making your Portable Altar
First thing you need to decide is what vessel or container you are going to carry everything in? It needs to be sturdy and durable. Be able to hold everything securely so it does not break when transporting, but be easy to store at home and not take up a lot of room. I also like it to not cost a lot of money, frugal is essential! Then you can spend the money on other more important things.
Another consideration is how are you going to safely store all your tools to ensure they do not clink together and scratch or break. I will show you my method below.
What to have in your Portable Altar
Next thing you need to consider is what tools you want to put in your portable altar. These tools will be in storage most of the time so not ones you usually have on your altar or use in general magick practice. Since you will be travelling around with them you do not want ones you are attached to immensely and will be upset about if they get lost, stolen, or broken. Which of course can happen when you take your tools out of the house. Also along the lines of frugality, if you can use items you have already (but do not use often) they are great to put in your portable altar. Otherwise hit up sales, the dollar store, or make items if you are crafty.
How to Make a Portable Altar
Preparing the bin
I went through a cross stitch phase and made a beautiful triple moon piece. I thought it would be beautiful to display on my bin and show people what it was, in a nice way. Using a glue gun and felt, I lined the box with light blue felt and glued it down in the bottom of the bow. Then glued the triple moon stitch to the lid with some ribbon outlining it and felt on top. I believe the felt is important for a little bit of padding. I also didn’t want the contents easy for people to see so it was a little private. You never know when non-pagan friendly folks are around or in your house (I don’t tell everyone so unless they are reading my blog they may not know!) and they never know my portable altar is sitting next to them in the living room.
Preparing your tools
I also made little bags for all my tools out of felt. I used a glue gun to glue the bag, and used a hole punch to make holes around the top to loop a ribbon through and hold the contents in. My sister made a fancier one using the sewing machine, and a double ribbon around the top to hold it together. I feel confident between the felt lining of the box and the felt bags my tools are all kept as safe as possible.
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What is in my Portable Altar
- A rose quartz stone wand
- A few types of incense
- A Wiccan prayer book
- Sea salt
- Four glass corner bowls with their corresponding emblem on them.
- Tea lights
- the Sacred lighter (aka only used for magick not used for smoking)
- God & Goddess Candles
- Saffron to use as an offering
- Tarot Cards
I combined them all together in my altar bin and now they are ready for me whenever I want to go outside with my children and do a rit. I also like to bring it with me camping and to festivals, easy to transport, won’t break, and perfect for on the go magick!
What items would you want to have in your portable altar?
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