Witchcraft Tools: Poppet

A poppet holding two candles.

What is a Poppet?

A poppet is a tool used in witchcraft, typically made out of cloth or paper. It is used to represent the person for whom the spell is cast. Poppets can be used for many purposes, including healing, protection, and love spells.

Poppets are easy to make and can be customized to fit the specific purpose of the spell. For example, a poppet used in a healing spell might be filled with herbs or other medicinal items. They can be used in a protection spell might be adorned with symbols of strength or safety. A poppet used in a love spell might be filled with items associated with love, such as flowers or perfume.

Once the poppet is made, it is typically charged with energy by the person. This can be done through visualization, spoken word, or song. After the poppet is charged, it is ready to use in the spell.

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The History of the Poppet

Poppets have been used in witchcraft for centuries. The first poppets were likely made from natural materials, such as clay, stone, or wood. They were used to represent people or animals, and were often carved with symbols that represented the desired outcome of the spell.

Later, poppets began to be made from cloth or paper. This allowed for greater flexibility in terms of customization and symbolism. Poppets can be made in any shape or size, and can be decorated with any type of symbolism that fits the needs of the spell.

Poppets are a versatile tool in witchcraft, and can be used for a variety of purposes. They are easy to make and can be customized to fit the specific needs of the spell. Poppets are a powerful tool for manifesting change in your life, and can be used for healing, protection, and love spells alike.

How to Make a Poppet

Making a poppet is a simple process that can be customized to fit the needs of the spell. There are many different ways to make a poppet, but the following is one basic method that can be adapted to fit your needs.


  • A piece of cloth or paper in the shape of a human figure
  • Scissors
  • A pen or marker
  • Herbs, flowers, or other items that represent the purpose of the spell


1. Cut out a human-shaped piece of cloth or paper. If you are using paper, you can fold it into thirds to create three layers. This will give you a thicker poppet that is more durable.

2. Decorate the poppet with symbols that represent the purpose of the spell. If you are using herbs, flowers, or other items, place them inside the body of the poppet.

3. Charge the poppet with energy by visualizing light flowing into it from the universe. Speak or sing your intent for the spell into the poppet. You can also write your intent on a piece of paper and place it inside the poppet.

4. Tie the poppet closed with a piece of string or ribbon. Knot it tight and visualize your intent sealing into the poppet.

5. Place the poppet in a safe place until you are ready to use it in your spell.

How do you Use a Poppet in Witchcraft?

When you have created your poppet, there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare it for use in your spell. First, you need to consecrate it. This means that you need to dedicate it to the specific purpose of the spell and infuse it with your energy.

To use the poppet in a spell, simply hold it in your hands and focus on what you want to manifest. Visualize the desired outcome and put all of your energy into the poppet. Then release the poppet and let go of all attachment to the outcome. Trust that the universe will guide it to where it needs to go.

Poppets are a versatile tool that can be used for many different purposes. When making a poppet, be creative and let your imagination run wild. The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with a poppet, so get creative and have fun!

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