Thursday, November 17, 2011

Peg dolls

After seeing Simple Simon & Co 's post showing off the peg dolls made for her son I fell in LOVE! Not that I particularly love Star Wars or Harry Potter, but I thought these little hand painted dolls were the cutest thing EVER!  And since my nephew is developing an obsession with Star Wars, I thought I'd throw some together to go with the Christmas gifts.  Some for the never-watched-the-movies Star Wars obsessed nephew, some for the almost-3-year-old niece, and some for Ashton, who caught me making them:

Aren't they fun? Here's the princesses: Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Snow White and Cinderella. Not sure how well she knows the characters, but she's already started a collection of Calico Critters (aka MapleTown - remember them?) so I didn't really want to do a dollhouse family.

Here's the Star Wars guys: Stormtrooper, Yoda, C3PO, R2D2, Darth Vadar, Luke, Han Solo and Princess Leia (I've never actually watched the movies start to finish, but I think these are the 'main' characters, right?)

And Ashton's: a knight, cowboy, superhero, pirate, Robin Hood and construction worker.  I did these while he was in bed, and wrapped them pretty cleverly I think, but he's still saying 'Oh! These are my superhero guys!'  The kid knows exactly what he's getting for Christmas.  Not sure if that's good or bad...

All of them are painted with acrylic paint (not the faces) and coated with polyurethane for durability. Aren't they CUUUUTE?!?!


  1. ah! super cute Jess!! -Laura.P

  2. Wonderfully creative and absolutely cute!! Did you cut the clothespins into pegs? This homemade gift exchange is going to be fun!

  3. Want to sell some? lol Where did you get your peg people? I think I've seen them at Michaels but I saw one that looked more like a dress shape on Etsy. I don't think I would be happy with my painting though, yours are adorable!

  4. Got the pegs at Windsor Plywood. They have all the different shapes and sizes of peg people too, as well as a great assortment of wood cutouts.

  5. I love them! I made some peg people a while ago, but I need to coat them with poly so they hold up better.

  6. Did you see how much these sell for on Etsy! A set like you made for Ashton (5 peg ppl) was $45! You could make some good money! :)


So. Whadaya think?