Thursday, November 21, 2013

Witch Ball

A Witch Ball is typically made of clear or stained glass in intricate designs. These balls were designed to ward off evil spirits, misfortune, and curses.Witches would enhance the ball's effect by enchanting them with protective spells. The bright colors of the ball would lure evil spirits inside while the intricate design would entrap them inside forever. Traditionally, witch balls were blue or green in color but have since been created with bright colors and designs.

Some say the modern day Christmas ornament derived their origins from the witch ball. It is not uncommon to see gazing balls in gardens which did originate from witch balls. Here's an easy and fun way to create your own witch ball:

Creating a Witch Ball:

~Clear glass ornament ball or glass/plastic bulbs
~acrylic paint

How to:
Open the top of the glass ornament and place acrylic paint inside. Shake the ornament to spread the paint in an intricate design. You may also place herbs, protective stone chips, etc inside the ball. You may want to place a protective spell or enchantment over the ball how you see fit. Hang the ball up by a window or in front of a door or fireplace. You may also hang it outside near the home to ward off evil spirits and negativity.

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