Monday, March 21, 2011

* DIY Spring Peg Dolls

I've recently been bitten by the peg-doll-making bug!
Please stop me, it's getting out of control. 

It started innocently enough when I agreed to 
do a peg doll exchange...

then, it was too fun drinking my morning coffee
and painting with my (Awesome!) Yarka watercolors.  

Then, I started adding little felt flower hats
and acorn tops with some Aleene's craft glue.

Then, the girls took over.

Little flower fairy friends started to appear all over the house. 

On playroom windowsills. 

On my grandmother's loom in the art studio.

In the art studio. 

Then, one appeared in the mailbox!
This one came from We Bloom Here blog.

She has a FANTASTIC Peg Doll Tutorial HERE!

Look how sweet she is! 
Like a little snowdrop. 

You can see the other little peg dolls from the swap gallery here.

And a few of ours, jumped in the mail too,
one to California and one to Southern Australia!

Happy Peg Doll Making!

pink and green mama, MaryLea


Amanda said...


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Can never have too many peg dolls and yours are so precious!

Karen said...

Sooo Beautiful!!! I love them!!!

StephJ said...

I simply love your blog! It is so inspirational and the photo's are fantastic. Could you tell me what type of paints are you using for the peg dolls? Thanks!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hi StephJ!

Yes, I totally forgot to include that in the post!
I'm using my favorite Yarka Watercolors on the wooden peg dolls. The colors are beautiful and very natural/earthy on the wood instead of acrylic craft paint. I wanted more of a "waldorfy" vibe. : )

pink and green mama,

Rachel said...

Those are adorable!

angie said...

We have become quite addicted to peg dolls around here as well. The doll exchange was so much fun, and now no one can stop. My son has pretty much created every character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Angie -- I won't tell my girls or we'll have to make a whole set of Harry Potter characters!! ; )


Olives and Pickles said...

Just to let you know I just posted a raffle to help Japan.
If you are interested on helping you are more than welcome to participate.
thank you : )


Heather @ Life, Gluten Free said...

You've inspired me! We have some blank peg dolls and we painted a couple (my husband and I made some custom "cake toppers" for my daughter's 3rd birthday last year) with acrylic paint which was fun but I wasn't thrilled with it. The watercolor paint sounds fun and we just bought a nice set of watercolors so I am going to give this a try!

Linda said...


sangeetha kumaravel said...

Wow, one of the cutest thing.... i love it

ali said...

Those are so cute!


Mama Bird said...

I am totally going to make these peg dolls - they are awesome!

I am also and artist and I love your blog - I'm following! Please check mine out, too.

KitchenCounterChronicles said...

Love these little people. My daughters would go MAD for these. I am going to have to make some little fairy people...perhaps the Easter bunny might drop a few off. Amazingly simple and beautiful! Thanks.

Elle Belles Bows said...

They are so adorable! You may have inspired me to try some. They definitely made me smile and I know that my E would love them too!


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