6 Simple Steps to Enchant an Item


I absolutely love enchantment magick. The idea that you can charge an item with your intention, and each talisman, amulet, or other items can be used for different things sounds amazing. My mind goes wild just to think of all the things that you can enchant your item for, like…

  • Boosting confidence, motivation, determination, courage, happiness, or other emotions.
  • Attracting things such as positive energy, good luck, happiness, wealth, protection.
  • Repelling bad luck, depression, anger, negative energy, evil spirits.
  • Simply raising your energy as you wear it.
  • Increase energy flow, making directing energy easier, or even being used as protection solely for casting spells and rituals.
  • Curses/Hexes

Items you can enchant

You can literally enchant anything, but here are some ideas:

  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Key chains
  • Candles
  • Rocks
  • Gemstones
  • Crystals
  • Mugs/Cups/Pots/Pans/Kettle
  • Robe/clothing
  • Your phone
  • Earphones
  • Nail polish
  • dolls/toys

You can do simple things like necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings, but you can also enchant other things (and bigger things), because…well, why not?

Before you enchant an item though, keep in mind the differences between talismans and amulets. Personally, I’ve never focused on these definitions before, but if I’m being honest its a very interesting topic to research. Though, I feel like I haven’t gotten a straight answer from a lot of these sites, so bear with me.

According to several sites including this one and this one, the definitions of an amulet and a talisman are as follows:

Talisman: The one definition that most of these websites have in common is that talismans are man-made, but it seems that these can be made from nature or not. Talismans are believed to attract things or also act as transmitters, so think of uses such as attracting happiness or boosting your own power. A talisman is said to believe to possess magical or supernatural power. With all of this said, it sounds like a talisman can naturally draw in or absorb energy and use that energy for a certain purpose, possibly without the need to constantly recharge it. Not sure about this, but your thoughts are much appreciated!

Amulet: It seems that amulets are often used to ward off, repel, and prevent things from happening. Amulets are usually natural items, according to many sources, however, can also be made out of other things – like medals, keys, and photographs. Many amulets are specifically used for protecting. Amulets aren’t always jewelry either, because in some cases amulets can be a bag of stones, herbs, or a non-wearable item.

But, I guess if you don’t want to get technical, you can just call it an enchanted item.

And, if you have any opinions about the definitions of amulet vs talismans, feel free to comment below – and if you have any sites with more information, feel free to post them below, and I’ll probably make a more extensive post after some thorough research.

How to make the enchantment stronger

Our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs also fuel our intentions, so while it isn’t necessary, it’s important to choose your item carefully – and it helps to make it related to your intention.

Let me give you some examples.

Have you ever seen a doll that looks super creepy? Well, because multiple people who see the doll associate it with eeriness, fear, and negativity, if you were to enchant that specific doll, it should relate to it in some way. People’s emotions can actually fuel the intention.

Let me get more specific.

A good friend of mine actually has a really creepy-looking doll (not actually sure where she got it), but when she got it, she soon found out it was enchanted with the power to absorb negative energy and evil spirits that are in the room. Either that or she enchanted it herself, but I’m not actually sure which.

The more it absorbs, the stronger it seems to become – and the more negative energy you feel coming off of it. So honestly, in this case, it is recommended to cleanse it every month (or whatever timeline you deem acceptable).

Here’s another example: Since a four-leaf clover is often associated with good luck, or dandelion seeds are often associated with wishes, if you have an item related to these symbols (or an actual four-leaf clover or dandelion seed itself), then enchanting it with this purpose can ultimately make it stronger. In a future post, I’ll also be talking about tulpas, which relate a lot to how emotions can work as fuel in magick and manifestations.

How to enchant an item

Alright, so we talked a bit about what intentions you can enchant your item with, what items to use, associating items with intentions, and even (tried) to explain the difference between talismans and amulets…now the fun part: Enchanting your item.

Before we dive in though, please note that there are many ways/combinations to do this, which is actually why enchantment magick is one of the perfect methods of magick to practice – because you can easily change it up based on the ingredients you already have.

Oh, and I also made this handy-dandy graphic for all of you visual learners.5stepstoenchantyouritem.png

Step 1: Cleansing

Throughout my years of practice, I didn’t really know why cleansing was so important until I did some more research on it, but if you don’t know already, basically you don’t want to work with any residue energy. Maybe this energy is negative energy, chaos/tainted energy, or even energy that was used from a previous spell-work and charged with a different intent. Either way, you want to cleanse both your space and the items you will be using (the item you are going to enchant, and any items in your space and on your altar).

Cleanse your items/space however you want: Sage, white light, sound frequencies, a spell, whatever. Not everyone actually cleanses their objects, but it is recommended. Plus, some people cleanse the items during rituals, but personally, I think it’s recommended that you do this before.

Step 2: [Optional]: Grounding/Meditating

This is an optional step, but one that I really recommend. Especially after cleansing your space and your items.

For starters, meditating helps boost your focus and visualization, as well as raise your energy, and grounding will help you take in clean, natural energy from the earth and the universe. I’ll be talking about grounding in a later post, but basically, visualize energy from the earth and/or the universe entering you while meditating.

Step 3: Start setting-up

Start gathering all the items you need. Sometimes, all you need is the item you will be enchanting, but working with additional items can definitely help make your spell stronger. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that enchanting an item (or casting any spell, for that matter) without any ingredients makes it any less strong.

Make sure to set up all the things you will need in order to charge your item through a second means (the first being with your own energy). For example, check out this list of different ways you can charge your item:

  • Using charged moon-water
  • Leaving your item under the moonlight (full moon is best)
  • Leaving your item under the sun
  • Incense
  • Salt (earth)
  • Burying it overnight
  • A drop of your blood
  • Leaving it in an elixer
  • Surrounding it with crystals, gemstones, herbs, flowers, rocks, etc.
  • Leaving it in the middle of your altar surrounded by your magical items
  • Surrounding it or writing sigils on the item
  • And more methods

It’s recommended you choose an option that has to do with the intention you are infusing your item with.

Step 4: [Optional]: Cast your circle

You don’t need to do this step, but it can help. I recommend having an item for each element, and using that item when charging your item.

  • Earth: You can use a bowl of salt, and dip/bury the item in the salt and chant the spell.
  • Wind/Air: You can use incense and move the item through the smoke.
  • Fire: You can use a candle, and move your item through the flame/smoke.
  • Water: You can use a bowl of water, or even charged moon water, and place your item in the water.

You don’t even need to use these items to charge your item, but casting your circle can also help call in the element’s energy which you can use to enchant your item and infuse it with energy and your intention.

Step 5: Charge it with your intention

Now, it’s time to charge your item with your intention. You can do this by stating your intention out loud, creating a chant, or both. If you use the elements to charge your item, you can even pick which element to use based on your intention. You can look up what each of the elements represents, but you can also simply use the element based on what it means to you.

Here are some examples between intentions and the elements. Please note that there are more meanings and symbols to each element, but these are just a short list.

  • Earth: This usually relates to grounding, calm, centered, pure energy, life, animals. Examples include:
    • A robe that you put on to center yourself before casting a spell.
    • A jewelry piece that brings you wisdom to help you make the right call on a tough decision.
    • A pendulum that heightens your own intuition when using divination for psychic readings (also for wind/air)
  • Wind/Air: Knowledge, intuition, imagination, creativity, travel. Examples include:
    • A necklace that ensures safe travels.
    • Earrings that help you pass a test.
    • Headphones that, when used, promotes creativity.
  • Fire: Passion, love, creativity, ideas, determination, spirit, death, destruction. Examples include:
    • A doll that absorbs evil spirits and negative energy.
    • A perfume that promotes passion when worn.
    • A candle that burns away negativity when lit.
  • Water: Healing, life, fertility, ideas, and creativity flowing. It stands for life, but also death and destruction because water can also be violent and unpredictable. Examples include:
    • A jar that, when a photo is placed inside, sends healing energy to that person.
    • Tea that, when ingested, promotes fertility.
    • A ring that promotes devotion and loyalty.
  • Spirit/Aether: This element becomes harder to explain. It doesn’t have a specific direction, because it is above, below, within, and without. it is life and death, everything and nothing, and to me, it is spiritual planes, dreams, time, and more. Examples include:
    • A statue that repels evil spirits, but also
    • A frame that attracts the spirit of the loved one in the photo.
    • A bracelet that helps you astral travel, or even
    • A bracelet that repels nightmares.

Want more ideas? Check out my post on 35 ways you can incorporate enchantments into your magickal practice. I’ll also be making a master list, which you can get when it’s done by signing up to my newsletter.

You can also create a chant. Here are some examples.

“By the power of the (north/east/south/west), I call upon the ancient powers of the (earth, wind or air, fire, water), and infuse my energy and yours into this (amulet/talisman/necklace/etc) to (intention) upon (wearing/use), as it harms none, this is my will, so mote it be.”

For example, “By the power of the north, I call upon the ancient power of the Earth and infuse my energy and yours into this necklace to protect me from harm (upon wear), as it harms none, this is my will, so mote it be.”

Or another example, “By the power of my ancestors, I call upon the ancient power of the Spirit…”

I personally think that creating your own chants (rhyming or not) adds a personal touch, and I’ve always noticed that adding a personal touch in magick makes my own magick stronger.

There are multiple ways to charge your item, so remember that. Just pick a way that suits you! If you want a more clear step-by-step guide for beginners who just want specific steps to follow, I’ll also be making that soon.

Step 6: Use it

Now you can use your item, put it aside and use it later, or give it to a loved one.

If you want to cleanse your area or banish all residue energy, you can, but just make sure that the item is not in the room.

Onto You…

What are your methods of enchanting items? And how well did this method work for you? Comment below!





Author: Kaia Blackwood

Armed with curiosity and an obsession with asking questions, Kaia has made it her mission to help other witches practice the craft all the while finding (or creating) their own path. When she's not casting spells or writing on her blog, Kaia is playing with her dog (a Corgi and Jack Russel mix. A Ja'Corgi, if you will), writing fan-fiction, and dreaming (and planning) to travel abroad.

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