artsy-fartsy mama: Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls

This is a post sponsored by Blueprint Social and Disney. All opinions are my own.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Growing up, my sisters and I watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh over and over. We had all the songs memorized, and loved everything about the Hundred Acre Wood. The characters will always have a special place in my heart and I'm so happy that I can share my love of Winnie the Pooh with my daughter. To celebrate the re-release of the movie, I created some peg dolls designed after the Winnie the Pooh characters so we can make some adventures of our own! 

 Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Supplies:
Seven 2 5/16" Birch Peg Men
Two 1 11/16" Birch Peg Boys
Five 1/2" x 5/8" Candle Cups
Mechanical Pencil
Acrylic Paints
Clear Polyurethane Varnish or Spray Paint

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Using a mechanical pencil, I carefully drew each of the characters onto the peg people. I recommend a mechanical pencil rather than a regular pencil because the lines are thinner and the pencil stays sharp. I used the movie and screenshots of the characters for reference. Be sure to draw lightly, otherwise the pencil might show through the paint.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

I had to sing through the Winnie the Pooh theme song to make sure I didn't miss anyone. Christopher Robin, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, and Kanga were drawn on the larger pegs, and the smaller peg people were the perfect size for Piglet and little Roo.

Once everyone was drawn, I used acrylic paints to paint all the characters. I used small, high quality paint brushes and found it a little easier to paint one character at a time. For the smaller parts like eyes and ears, I used a ultra fine point Sharpie. I also painted five of the candle cups so Pooh could have his fill of honey!

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Once all the characters were painted, we took them outside and spread them out on a large piece of cardboard. They were then coated with clear polyurethane spray paint to seal the wood and help protect the paint. If you don't want to spray paint, you can also paint a layer or two of clear polyurethane varnish. Let dry completely before touching. You will know they are dry when they are no longer tacky.

Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot #DisneyWinnie

My husband was at the thrift store and found this beautiful wooden bowl. Since Pooh just can't get enough honey throughout the movie, I just knew we needed another honey pot, and this one looked like the perfect one! Using the Cricut, I cut out the word "hunny" in their Winnie the Pooh font in black vinyl. I applied the vinyl to the bowl to create an instant honey pot.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls in Honey Pot #DisneyWinnie

Not only is the large honey pot fun to look at, it's also functional! All 9 characters and 5 mini honey pots fit perfectly in the bowl for easy storage.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

I'm so in love with these peg dolls and am looking forward to creating some fun adventures in our imaginary Hundred Acre Wood with my daughter and watching the movie. I hope she comes to love that silly old bear as much as I do!

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on August 27th. Be sure to follow that silly old bear on Facebook!

For more Pooh fun, take a look at these crafts and snacks created by other bloggers inspired from Disney's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:


20 comments:

  1. I am totally dying over these peg dolls! They are ADORABLE and you are crazy talented. Can I just pay you to make me some of those?! They're SO cute!

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  2. This is the cutest project! I love the peg characters, Lindsay - great job!

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  3. Those are soooooooo adorable, I think they would be so fun to make!

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  4. These are amazing!! They are SOOO cute! Fabulous job!!

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  5. These are SOOOOO adorable! You did a fabulous job on this--and the "hunny pot" storage is perfect!!

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  6. I love how these turned out, they are seriously SO adorable!

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  7. Lindsay, to quote my daughter,these are simply "adorbs!" You are definitely one creative lady!

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  8. I'm dying over the cuteness of these! Fantastic job, Lindsay!

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  9. Oooo, I'd love permission to post a few photos from your Disney-themed posts on my new Disney-inspired blog. Will you please email me with any information?? This is my favorite post of the week. Love it.

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  10. Lindsay - These are incredible! I love them! The detail is astounding!

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  11. These are seriously THE cutest things ever!

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  12. Oh my cutest thing ever! Your drawing skills are rockin'! These turned out adorable- you are so talented, Lindsay! :)

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  13. Oh my goodness! Serious cuteness overload!! Did you freehand those? Super impressive!

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  14. This might be my favorite Winnie the Pooh craft yet! I love, love, love them!

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  15. The cuteness factor is off the charts! Great project!

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  16. These are so sweet!! My Pooh obsessed daughter would go nuts for these!

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  17. I'm smitten with these guys! I also LOVE that they have their own little home! I'm in the process of painting an Ana and Elsa for my daughter but I kinda of like the idea of having a full set of characters! Wonderful job!

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