How To Make Voodoo Dolls

Voodoo doll with pins

Voodoo dolls are not something to take lightly. Whether you believe in the faith behind the tradition of making voodoo dolls or not, you may want to take precautions before making these dolls. If you still want to make a voodoo doll, all you need to do is follow these instructions.

Step 1

Materials required.

  • 2 strong wood sticks
  • Moss or cotton stuffing
  • 2 feet of fabric cut 2 inch wide
  • Yarn
  • String
  • 2 beads
  • Needle and thread
  • 7 head pins

Step 2

Make a cross with the two sticks. This is the basic body skeleton of the doll. At the point where the two sticks meet, use the string to tie the sticks together.

Step 3

Make a cross with the two sticks. This is the basic body skeleton of the doll. At the point where the two sticks meet, use the string to tie the sticks together.

Step 4

Wrap the moss or stuffing around the sticks. Wrap the stuffing tight around the sticks to create the body. By wrapping it tightly you will keep the stuffing from falling off the sticks.

Step 5

Wrap the body with fabric. Starting near the top, slowly wind your fabric around the body, over both arms and down the base of the body. Leave some stuffing showing at the top for hair. Secure the fabric with needle and thread by sewing a small seam at the bottom.

Step 6

Make a face for the doll. Use the beads and yarn to create eyes and a mouth. Or consider gluing a photograph of the person's face that you are making the doll to represent. Feel free to get creative with this step.

Step 7

Dress the doll. Again you can get creative. Put clothes on the doll and enhance with accessories. Or consider adding some pants and a briefcase. Do what feels right and what best represents the person you want to embody.

Step 8

The doll is ready. What you do with the doll is up to you. Voodoo practitioners may stick the doll with pins of various colors. The colors represent different emotions and paths of energy. For example, red signifies power while white is positive energy and blue is love. Do a little research if you want the proper pins or use seven white pins to send positive energy to the person your doll represents.


Making a voodoo doll at home is really simple. All you need to do is follow these steps. You can create a variety of dolls from scraps of fabric and simple materials you already have at home. But remember to make them only for beneficial purposes, use the colors mentioned above, to direct positive emotions or energy for people you know well.

 

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