This little country dammit doll is a great comfort gift for someone you care about, or an adorable addition to any room in your home. You may remember dammit dolls from your grandmother’s time period and they are still around today.
Several years ago, I made this for a friend who was living in Germany. Her husband was in the military and away quite a lot. She missed him dearly and seemed so sad. She loved the gift and still cherishes it today.
Some people are offended by the word dammit. You can substitute “dang it” or “darn it” if you like.
NOTE: many people have asked me about the tall cylindrical paper mache box. I made this doll in probably 1998 or 1999. At the time, I found the cylinder at Michaels. While it’s a cool box, if you can’t find one, you can just as easily use a regular paper mache box, or no box at all. Just print out the poem on card stock and tie it to the doll. :)
Below is the poem:
When you want to climb the wall,
And stand right up and shout.
There’s a little Dammit doll
You cannot 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!
If Dammit’s not a word you say
Then twist its little neck
And grumble out repeatedly
Oh Heck, Oh Heck, Oh Heck!
And once your done abusing it
Just sit it on the shelf.
But hug it first, as I’d hug you
If I were there myself.