Obtaining a doll
Daruma dolls for sale
Making a wish
Using black ink one fills in a single circular eye while thinking of a wish. Should the wish later come true the second eye is filled in. Until then the daruma is displayed in a high location in one's home, typically close to other significant belongings such as a Butsudan (a buddhist praying box).
If the daruma doll was purchased within a temple (the temple's mark is imprinted on such dolls) the owner can return it for burning. Most temples will refuse to burn dolls not exhibiting the temple's mark. Burning usually occurs at the year end.