I love the ritual of putting my crystals outside overnight to bathe in the lunar light.
I live in the midwest, where it can get cold at night especially during the winter and early spring months. I worry about my crystals cracking as the temperature drops. So, sometimes I’ll charge my stones near a window.
My house is small, though. Incredibly so.
My tiny house comes with teeny window sills, too… which means I have to get creative when it comes to cleansing and charging my crystals, especially the smallest ones.
I often use wee stones for crystal grids, candle spells, beauty enhancements, etc. But the thought of spreading these pint-sized gems out on a window sill for charging with the possibility of someone — my toddler, my husband or even myself (!) — accidentally spilling them all over the floor… well, let’s just say I knew I needed something to keep these precious stones contained.
I created this simple cardboard crystal tray to accommodate my narrow window ledges. I can’t be the only person in the world who has skinny window sills and wants to charge tiny crystals, can I?!?
How to make a homemade cardboard tray for bathing small crystals in the full moon tonight
1 (or more) empty paper towel roll
Then fold inward each cut edge of roll. I didn’t give dimensions here because every window sill will be a different size. Figure out how wide you need the center of the crystal tray to be, then fold in the sides accordingly.
Fill with your favorite small stones and fini! Well… this is where I stopped the project. Since I only use this little tray once or twice per month, I like to be able to fold it completely flat again to store in a drawer or book until needed.
However, if you plan to use the tray often, you could glue or tape the edges together on each side to form a more permanent homemade tray for your crystals. You could reinforce it with mailing tape or even contact paper if you want to make it more attractive.
Btw, I purchased these small stones from BlueWaterCrystals on ebay (affiliate link). They have a wonderful selection of small variety packs that you can purchase according to your intention. And the service was great, too!