So, the ManFlesh has a problem with squirrels. They have gotten into his house - and not just the attic, but the house-house AND chewed up part of the lovely built-in in the dining room of his lovely 1914 house! They've made a mess of his attic insulation and have been known to get the pets all riled up with all their scritch-scratching around. So he loathes them, while at the same time would never hurt an animal. So to help him vent a little, for Christmas he's getting his own Varmint Voodoo Doll: Squirrel Edition
This is not the type of squirrel that we have around here, but it is a copyright-free image and I think that the pointy ears and claws make it look appropriately evil. The red eye is a sequin sewn on for the same reason.
I made shrink plastic pins to go with it. He's put up hardware cloth over attic vents to prevent their entry represented by the red/grid patterned pin. There was also an incident when a squirrel was in the house being chased by his cat, followed by his sister's Malamut, followed by his Lab/Rottweiler mix, followed by him with a broom represented by the other pins.. No harm came to the squirrel, but it was "swept away" outside.
The back where I labeled it with a super fine Sharpie. I wish I'd thought to include the label info on the squirrel side.
I just happen to have this black box and large labels, so I made this package. I'll wrap it in wrapping paper, too, when I give it to him.
Thanks for looking!