Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Princess Peg Dolls

My daughter LOVES everything princess. So, as soon as I saw the adorable Disney-inspired dolls that Lil Blue Boo made, I knew I had to try to make some for my little princess, too! They are all hand-drawn and hand-painted. I've made two sets so far {one for my daughter, and one for a friend's daughter}. I can't wait to make more!

What I used:
4x4" Box {to store finished princesses in}
8 wooden peg dolls (measure 2 5/16" x 7/8")
1/4" Wooden Dowel Caps
5mm Silver Acrylic Jewels
Acrylic Craft Paints
Wood Glue/Super Glue/Amazing Goop Glue, etc
Pencil {I used a mechanical pencil since I needed a finer line}


First, I sketched the basic shapes onto the doll. I used images of the princesses for reference.
Draw lightly in case you mess up and need to erase!

Next, I put a glob of Amazing Goop glue onto the dowel cap and carefully placed it on the head to make her a beautiful bun! I only put one on a few of them since not all the princesses have a bun.

Carefully paint the princesses. I didn't get a step of each color, but start with the lighter colors and go darker. It also helped to paint all the same color on all the princesses while you have the paint out. For example, I painted all the yellow first: Belle's dress, hair, flowers, etc. I ended up painting about two coats of each color.
Make sure to let each layer dry completely before painting your next color.
I also added a layer of glitter paint to each princess to add some *sparkle*

I also recommend getting some small, good quality paint brushes to get those tiny details in.
For the eyes, I carefully dotted on some paint with the end of my brush.

Next, glue all the jewels on.
{Not all my princesses have a jewel, but you can add them wherever you think you need an accent}
I also added two coats of clear varnish to protect the paint and the raw wood, and to give them some shine. 

The finished set:
{Snow White, Cinderella, Tiana - her face color really isn't that dark!, Rapunzel, Aurora, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel}

The back:

More up-close images of all the princesses:

Linking to these parties!

35 comments:

  1. I.LOVE.THIS!!!!!!!! This is awesome!!!! I'm definitely doing this for a birthday coming up :)

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  2. Those are soooo cute! I have these pinned as well. I love that you made them shine! You can tell that you worked hard on them and I am sure that your Z will love them!! Hooray for all things Disney!

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  3. My nieces would love these! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  4. The question is definitely not if t make them, but who to make them for!!! Thanks for the great guide!

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  5. These are SO cute!! You did a great job painting them :) Thanks for linking up the The Kurtz Corner!

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  6. These are so cool. Especially love the one with the little buns on the back.

    Love for you to share this at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" linky party here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

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  7. Tag! You're it. http://alspolkadotsandpaisley.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-tag-im-it.html

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  8. They turned out really cute! Your daughter must be so happy:)

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  9. How incredibly creative! Love you great ideas.

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  10. LOVE this! What a pretty idea for a sweet little girl. I'll bet your daughter is happy to have such a creative momma.

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  11. Ahhh! As a Disney princess fan myself, I love that I could pick out all the princesses! So so cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  12. This is amazing! I have two little boys at the moment, but am pinning this for my nieces and for when I have girls someday :)

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  13. These are too cute..My daughter is really into princesses right now :) Would like to invite you to share this with us at Sharing Saturday here..

    http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/03/sharing-saturday-9.html

    thanks so much,

    ~MiaB

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  14. Very cute! I would have loved playing with these as a child! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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  15. These are absolutely precious!! Love that you also included thelittle box for storage! thank you for linking up to Uncommon, featured these tonight on our facebook page!!

    Bonnie :)

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  16. How cute are those?!? My girls would love them. Thanks for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogpsot.com

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  17. So great! Just pinned these :) Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!

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  18. Those look GREAT! What a fantastic idea! I know lots of little girls that LC is friends with who would love some. They're all princess-crazy! Peg dolls are so nice and durable too...no little parts to break off, just sturdy wood! Yay for that...
    Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  19. Wow, these are great. I shared a tutorial on thread spool dolls a while ago, but you are definitely more talented than me. I'd love for you to share this with my readers on my craft link up: http://www.clipwithpurpose.com/made-for-you-monday-craft-linky-6/

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  20. These are great! They remind me of some toys I had as a little girl. :) Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!
    -Melissa

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  21. So adorable! I loved them from Lil Blue Boo too! Especially the boy option too! (Coming from a Mama to two boys!)

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  22. These are so cute! I love that you made them into the princesses :) Thanks for linking them up to Cutesy Monday!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  23. Umm... these are just FABULOUS Lindsay!! You're so stinkin' creative :) Thanks for linking up this week! I'm sharing this on Facebook :)

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  24. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

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  25. Those are so cute! I love your doing them Disney princesses. So creative.

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  26. These are absolutely adorable. You were so clever to make them yourself. My daughter's would love them.

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  27. I found these via Vintage Wanna Bee and OMG these would make a perfect toddler birthday present. (Plus, I want a set!!!) Thank you so, so much for including these and double thank you for linking up to VWB so I could discover them!
    one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  28. I was just wondering where you got your peg dolls from. I found a set of these on pinterest and wanted to make my own, but can not find the dolls ANYWHERE.

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  29. LOVE IT!! soooo cute-- school is out soon and i will have time to make these-- gathering supplies this week-- thanks so much for all of your details in your post--- thanks for sharing. I am making one set for my big girl--loves disney (she is 17) and one set for my 4 year old neice (birthday gift)
    monicadhenry@knology.net

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  30. Love. I am working on a princess themed Round up. May I use this? I will use one photo, direct link to this page, plus a direct link to your sites home page. I will share the link to the round up with you after posting Aug 18th. Thank you in advance :)

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  31. Here it is :)

    http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/08/round-up-free-princess-crochet-crafts.html

    Thank you

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