I've found this makes a good base for a string/voodoo style doll. Use a square drinks coaster as a template and wrap the string fewer times for the base skeleton, then wrap the doll as you usually would.
Felt Clover How-To DIY crafts and gift idea. This can be used for many things. The actual project is a barrette. It could be made as a pin, put in other types of craft projects and decor, and used with gift wrap ideas.