• Scrap material
  • Poly-fill
  • Button for belly button
  • Tiny black beads for eyes
  • Wool (for hair)
  • Darning needle and black embroidery thread
  • Needle and thread


  1. Cut out two gingerbread-looking shapes out of scrap material for the body. (Pinking shears can be used to give a more even look)
  2. Place the two pieces together and sew around the outer edges, leaving an opening to fill the body lightly with Poly-fill. Then hand stitch the opening closed.
  3. Using black embroidery thread, stitch a black “x” for the mouth.
  4. Sew on two tiny black beads for eyes.
  5. Use your darning needle to pull wool one piece at a time through the top of the head. Tie it in a knot to keep it in place. You can then unravel each piece of wool to give the doll a fuzzy hair look if you wish.
  6. Sew on a small button to make the belly button.
  7. Finally, pin this cute poem to the doll and give it to anyone who’s having one of those days:

“Whenever things don’t go so well… And you want to hit the wall and yell… Here’s a little dammit doll that you can’t do without. Just grasp it firmly by the legs and find a place to slam it and as you whack the stuffing out Yell, ‘DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT’ (Author unknown)”

Your Dammit Doll is now complete! It’s a fun and creative way to vent your frustrations.