How adorable are these peg dolls? I mean't to make them for valentines day but ran out of time. They have been on my radar for a while now, I'd seen people posting them on pinterest and instagram but I couldnt find the blank bases anywhere.
I recently found this pack of 10 on Baker Ross and knew it was meant to be!
Peg dolls have been around for centuries, a simple toy made from pegs that was popular way before traditional dolls we know of today.
It might be a little wierd painting yourself, but these make really cute gifts too. Especially if you want to make something for a friends wedding, these would be great- They would also make cute cake toppers! They would also be a great gift for littl eone with a dolls house!
I choose to paint myself and my boyfriend in our typical/fave outfits and added little personal touches like his watch,tattoos and guitar to make them extra personal to us.
You will need:
-Black fine liner pen
Draw simple shapes and lines onto your peg doll to create hair, t-shirts, trousers and arms.
Keep it simple here as you will paint over these lines, These will give you a good guide to start from.
Start with the lightest colours like whites and skin colours.
I mixed white red and yellow to create my skin tone, spend time getting this right and make it lighter than you think as it will probably dry darker!
Start building up layers of paint and colours until you have all of the block colours painted.
Start adding details with small paintbrushes.
Then once completely dry, Finish off eyes, outlines and any tiny details with a fineliner pen.
Keep features simple, with dots for eyes!
Here I am in peg doll form!
Here's me and my boyfriend together! His beard was tricky!
Who will you make into a peg doll?