Sunday, June 9, 2013

How To Make A Voo Doo Doll

Article by: Lauren C. Dole

For Making A Voodoo Doll

(KEEP in mind that these are SAMPLE materials. Yours might differ.)

  • 2 strong sticks
  • Spanish moss (Spanish moss is actually an unusually good medium but it is NOT essential for the doll to make the connection.)
  • Scrap fabric cut in 2 inch strips, 2 to 3 feet long (color of your choice)
  • Yarn that complements or contrasts fabric
  • String, hemp cord, or waxed thread
  • 2 black-eyed peas or beads to use as eyes
  • Needle and thread in a color to match or contrast your fabric
  • Tacky glue
  • 7 pins with heads in the following colors: red, blue, green, purple, yellow, black, white

Symbolism of the 7 pin colors:

  • yellow – success
  • white – positive
  • red – power
  • purple – commanding presence
  • green – money
  • blue – love
  • black – repelling negative energy

NOTE: The colors are more specific and important then the materials.

And I forgot to mention earlier, but you can use these colors on your paper too.

The whole time you gather your materials, keep your purpose in mind. (Remember your piece of paper. Keep it with you as you find materials.) Take a walk outside and look around you. What do you see that looks like potential materials?

You’ll want to find 2 rather sturdy sticks. I recommend using sticks that are 8 to 12 inches long for the body. The other stick will serve as arms and should measure half the size of the body.

Next, you’ll want to find something to stuff the doll with. Although Spanish moss or pine needles are commonly used in New Orleans for this style of doll, anything that speaks to you that is a natural element will work.

These two things form the foundation of the Voodoo doll. Everything has energy on multiple levels. If you relax, you will feel what the best materials for your intended purpose are. If you just can’t seem to figure out what to make your doll out of. Just sit down someplace quite and do the following mini spell.

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