Voodoo dolls have such cachet! Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at steering fate? First, get all those evil thoughts out of your head. This doll is meant to be you, so think virtuous and positive thoughts while you make it.
Not being the least bit Haitian, Creole, Cajun, Acadien, etc., I had to rely on outside sources to guide me in crafting this charm. I wish I could say I learned from a dusty leatherbound tome à la Buffy – alas, the internet served me better than the library. This article by Denise Alvarado appears all over the interwebz. There’s some argument amongst practitioners (imagine that) regarding meanings of colors, where and when you get your materials, etc., so be a hardass if you want to be a hardass, or be a hippie Wiccan cheater if you must.
Tie two strong sticks together in a cross shape with strong thread. I chose black to repel negativity. Next, wrap your little guy with Spanish moss. Alvarado stresses it’s important to use one continuous piece to wrap from the middle to the head, one arm to the other, and down the bottom, so she must live in a place where Spanish moss grows in long lovely swaths. Mine came from the craft store. Twist thread or twine around the result. Go ahead and use some hot glue.
Now that you have a little poppet, clothe it in the same fashion as you wound the thread and the moss. The fabric and color should be meaningful.
Lastly, bling. Make eyes from buttons, stones, and beads, a mouth from bone or cloth. Feathers and leaves make great hair and entice your kitten! Bind special charms to it with things like ribbons and pins. The last step in manufacturing your doll is a ring of stick pins to the gut. After this, you’re on your own – I can tell you how to make a voodoo doll, but not how to make one, ya know?
I manufactured my poppet during the new moon and waited a quarter before consecrating it – but that’s not necessarily going to do a thing for your particular mini me.
It might take some time, but I’m sure you’ll pin it down.