Little peg people are so much fun to make (and play with!)
This is a project I have wanted to do for a little while now - but the thought of painting faces kinda put me off. So after having a think about it - I decided not to paint them. I think they still ooze character and have their own personalities.
The clothes were super simple to make - and I'm wishing I'd made these ages ago! (Why did I wait!?!)
If you would like to create your own Peg Family here's what you need:
- Family of Wood Peg People
- Selection of felt
- Needle and thread (I use embroidery cotton)
- Glue (optional)
What to do:
From your squares of felt, cut out some simple shapes to transform into the clothing pieces for each family member.
Simple rectangles and semi-circles work well for clothing. I used a long skinny rectangle as a scarf. You'll need to test them on your peg dolls to make sure they fit. (much like real people, peg sizes can slightly vary in height and width!) Adjust if needed and once your happy with the size you can continue.
Wrap your doll in the clothing piece and secure with a stitch or glue. Add a button for embellishment if you wish.
** Tip- When adding the scarf, be gentle. I played with mine way too much and the fringe started to break!
To make the hat, fold the triangular shape in half long ways. Stitch along the long side. I found if you pull the stitches tight as you go, it gives a cute little bend to the hat.
You could also add a bead or bell to the top for a cute little pixie look!
To attach the hat to the head, add a tiny bit of glue to the head, and stretch the hat over the top.
** Tip - If you choose to add a decorative stitch around the base of the hat, this will decrease the stretchiness of the felt. Maybe make the hat slightly larger to ensure a good fit.
To give my dolls hair, I simply plaited some embroidery thread and secured with glue. The hat for this one had to be made slightly bigger to fit over.
And that's it! You now have your own peg family to love and care for!
Let me know in the comments what you think about the faceless family. Do you think they still have character? Or do you think they look unfinished?
And if you have created a peg family, please attach a picture of link - I'd love to see them!
Thank for stopping by - and Happy Crafting!
** This post originally appeared on www.houseofnicnax.com.au (my original blog!)