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How to Make A Spirit Doll: Step 6 (Embellishment & Decoration)

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Your doll is almost done! She’s all dressed, and has hair and crown.

Now it’s time to embellish and decorate her with all kinds of lovely things.

You can add things to her arms, add a flower to her hair, give her jewelry and things to hold. Think: feathers, beads, charms, crystals, gemstones, shells, tiny rocks, scrolls of paper, tiny mirrors, silk or dried leaves and flowers. With a glue gun, you can attach just about anything!

You can see on my Tarot High Priestess doll above, that I added a High Priestess tarot card; a mirror, a key, a scroll, a crescent moon, and seashells — all symbols from that card.

My friend Rue Croneheart made the Samhain altar doll at right. She wears a medallion with a symbol sacred to Hecate, and carries a bundle of charms: a bead, a crystal, and a tiny Venus of Willendorf. And what a gorgeous headdress!

If you like, you can make  a “hook” out of copper wire on your doll’s back so you can hang her on a wall.

She’ll let you know when she’s done.

Tomorrow, we name her and bless her. 

A complimentary PDF of the whole process of making a Spirit Doll can be downloaded here.


Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Selinah Sun - May 08th 2016 7:27 pm

    This is so

  • Patricia Tue - Nov 14th 2017 8:53 pm

    With your permission, I would like to make a spirit doll for “my” personal use and enjoyment.

    • Joanna Powell Colbert Wed - Nov 15th 2017 6:11 am

      Of course! That’s why I posted the instructions. You can download a free ebook here with all the info in one place: