How to make a rainbow peg doll

Sometimes I need to remind myself to keep it simple when it comes to crafts. I get all excited thinking about little hats, clothes, wings, not to mention adding in some paint here and there. Keeping it simple can be so very lovely though. And sometimes simple means finding the time to craft amid everything else.

To make a simple rainbow peg doll I used:

My daughter crafted alongside me, painting her own little peg doll. While I painted a rainbow on mine.

We chose some felt for our wings and I cut out a simple wing shape.

I sewed some thread along the middle of the wings, then wrapped it around the neck of the peg doll twice. Stitching into the felt each time I went around. We added a little glue to hold the wings against the back of the peg dolls.

Finished and ready for play!

 Warmly, Kelly

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13 Comments

  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche September 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Oh, they are just so lovely. Where do you get your blank wooden peg dolls? I’d love to get some for my kids to embellish and play with.

  • Reply peacefulparentsconfidentkids September 15, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I love the felt wings, that would be an instant hit in my fairy mad house! My kids would love decorating a peg doll like this. Where do you get yours from?

  • Reply Sara @ Happiness is here September 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    These are beautiful!! I have some spare peg dolls and am going to do this! Just what we need for spring 🙂

  • Reply Penny September 16, 2014 at 4:27 am

    You make the most beautiful things. I always visiting here!

  • Reply Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning September 16, 2014 at 5:58 am

    This is so stunning. I adore peg dolls!

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    How adorable! This is actually something I would love to do with my little girl and it is so simple. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Nichole Halliday September 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I do so like these Kelly! My kids made some of there own peg people and just used Sharpies but I love the softer colour of these – pinning 🙂

  • Reply Carrie September 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    These are so adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  • Reply Susen Kuchta September 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Stopping by from Crafty Moms Share linky. These dolls are so sweet!

  • Reply Christie - Childhood 101 September 20, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Love these, we are going to give this a try during the school holidays.

  • Reply melissa squire September 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    They are so beautiful. I love the felt wings.

  • Reply Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky September 22, 2014 at 7:32 am

    These are so, so gorgeous. Pinned 🙂

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