I have yet to meet a witch who is not concerned with the state of their home. Bringing blessings into the home can lighten the air, improve magick workings, and bring peace into the home. The nature of the blessings the witch is trying to draw to the household can define what is placed inside the poppet in the end, but there are a few items, as listed below, which may be included for the purpose of bringing a general blessing upon the house. Also, remember to add personal items from each member of the household, and the house itself, to strengthen the blessing for all who live there.
Creating poppets for home blessings require a poppet that is durable and long lasting because the blessing for the home needs to be long lasting, as well. Once the witch has created it, the poppet may be recharged occasionally, as needed or as circumstance change in the home. For example, with each new year, the witch may wish to refresh the herbs used in the poppet and rededicate it to its use.If a new child joins the household, the witch may reopen the poppet and add personal items for the child as well as adding additional herbs, stones or other items to increase coverage. If a new pet joins the family, the poppet can be reopened to include items to reflect that as well. As long as the poppet itself lasts, it may always be renewed with fresh items and have additional items added, as suits the needs of the household, which may continue to change over the lifetime of the household.
- Poppet Idea: Cotton or linen
- Color: Brown for general blessing and depends on specific blessing sought for other colors
- Herbs, plants, tree, etc: Elderberries, Meadowsweet, Ylang Ylang and others as needs apply
- Metals: As needs for the household apply
- Stones: Vivianite, Chalcedony Ylang Ylang, and others as needs apply
As closely as possible, create a poppet that resembles the household. If you are talented enough to shape the house similarly to the actually house, more power to you. If not, then a general house shape which is decorated in the colors found in the home, with small paint chips, or tiny swatches of carpeting, perhaps even tiny bits of tile, wood from floors or cabinets, ceilings etc, would be more than sufficient.
I suggest that the witch uses cloth due to the ever-changing nature of a household during the lifetime of a family. Swaths of the fabric in the furniture may be added inside the poppet, changed as the furniture changes over the years. As jobs change, or people marry; children are born or grow up, and move away, as needs of the individuals in the household change, a cloth poppet is much easier to make changes to than any other types. It is much sturdier and can withstand multiple changes over the years. After all, though new poppets may be made as needed, the hallowed nature of the long-term poppet contains any remnants of the original spell energy and of all other energy added over the years as you strengthen the poppet through use.
As you create the poppet focus on the specific blessings, the household currently needs. Add personal items from each person within the household, you may even choose to add dirt and/or dried plant matter from the yard of the home. Focus on the blessings desired as you collect and create the poppet.
If you wish, you may display it in the center of the household as you would a piece of art, or hide it in the center of the house if you wish to keep it private. Each witch, or recipient of the poppet, if it is made for another, must decide for themselves how to utilize the poppet best.