A gris-gris called a charm packet (or paquet) is fashioned similarly to a mojo bag, but with paper instead of fabric. Gris-Gris is French for “fetish” or “charm.” Depending on your circumstance, the magical ingredients—herbs, incense, occasionally tobacco, dried flowers, roots, and charms—are put out on a square of paper before being folded to form an envelope. After that, the envelope is fastened with twine or thread (I typically use embroidery thread).
Similar to how other mojo bags are referred to, this kind of Gris-Gris is occasionally called a “Toby.” I like to refer to it as a “charm packet” or “packet.” In Louisiana, where French is a common language, they are frequently referred to as “paquets,” pronounced “p-AH-kai-t.”
For you and the circumstance you are dealing with, I specially design each charm packet. I write your petition using sigils (magical symbols) on the inside of the paper before adding any ingredients. So, even if someone were to find your packet and open it, they wouldn’t be able to understand your prayer, keeping it a secret. I next use rum, whiskey, or a magical perfume to anoint the paper in a quincunx pattern, placing a drop in the center and one on each corner. Depending on your prayer, a charm may occasionally be applied. I next fill the paper with finely ground herbs and other materials specifically picked for you, fold it into a square packet, and secure it with the stitching thread on all four sides. Normally, I select a thread color that is appropriate for your request. To make my packets, I like to use elaborate or decorative paper or plain brown paper that I have printed a pattern on.
What makes a charm packet superior than a mojo bag, then? They are simpler to carry and conceal, which is the key factor. The packet can easily be carried in a pocket or even a wallet because it is only around 2 inches square when fully folded. They are simple to conceal in public places, such as on your altar, inside a book, or attached to the back of a picture frame. The decision between a packet and a mojo bag is entirely up to you. The strength of either one is equal to that of the other. The care instructions for your charm packet are included.