A Brighid Corn doll

EPGBRI

Merry meet all,

You may want to make a Brighid corn doll. You can make a corn doll out of corn, wheat or corn husks. Dress up the corn doll in spring colours.

To make this simple doll, use fresh corn husks. Husks need to be dried and softened. You will need yarn or ribbon, and some cotton balls.

Take a strip of the husk, and fold it in half. Place 2 or 3 cotton balls in the middle, and twist the husk, and tie with string to form a head. Leave some husk in the front, and below the head, to create a torso. Make a pair of arms for the doll by folding a couple of husks in half, and tie at the ends to form hands. Slip the arms between the husks that form the torso, and secure at the waist.

Arrange some more husks, upside down, around the doll’s waist. Overlap them slightly, and secure with yarn or twine. She should look like she has her skirt up over her face. Tie the waist and fold the husks down, so now her skirt comes downward. Trim the hem of the skirt to even it out. Allow the doll to completely dry.

Once the doll has dried, you can leave her plain or decorate her. Draw on a face with a marker and glue on some yarn for her hair. You can add clothing, an apron, a Brighid’s cross drawn on with a marker-whatever you choose.

Place your Brighid doll in a spot of honor for Imbolc. Place her on the hearth or in the kitchen. Ask for Brighid’s blessings in health, fertility and abundance.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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