Dolls made from clothes pegs

Dolls made from clothes pegs

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Make your own small dolls from vintage clothes pegs with a wooden base. Decorate the clothes pegs with craft paint, marker pens, pipe cleaners and felt to create different expressions.
Guide step 1
Step 1.
Adjust the length of the clothes pegs by marking with a line on the various clothes pegs and saw off the ends. For this idea we have sawn off to these lengths: Dad: full size Mum: saw off 0.7 cm Girl: saw off 2.7 cm Baby: saw off 4.5 cm
Guide step 2
Step 2.
Draw the faces onto the vintage clothes pegs using Colortime Fineliner markers. Use a small brush and craft paint for the hair. Paint two small wooden beads for the girls' bun and attach with hobby glue. When the mum's hair is dry, paint a grey head band using craft paint. When the head band is dry, decorate further with small dots made with white craft paint.
Guide step 3
Step 3.
Make the Dad by painting the top of the clothes peg with blue craft paint. Paint a black tie once the blue paint is dry. Paint the bottom of the clothes peg and the stand with black craft paint and leave to dry. Use an awl for pushing a hole into each side for the arms. Apply a bit of glue to one end of two pieces of blue pipe cleaner and push into each hole.
Guide step 4
Step 4.
Cut a piece of black felt for the Dad's trousers using the template which is available as a separate PDF file on this page. Make a diagonal cut in the middle of the black piece of felt to divide the trouser legs. Attach power tape along all edges and attach the trousers onto the clothes peg. The joint should be at the back.
Guide step 5
Step 5.
Use the template to make a belt from a piece of brown felt using the template. Attach power tape first as this enables you to hold onto the felt when cutting it into a narrow strip for the belt. Use the same procedure when cutting a small belt buckle from grey felt and attach this onto the belt.
Guide step 6
Step 6.
Make the Mum by painting the legs and the stand with black craft paint.
Guide step 7
Step 7.
Cut out the blouse, the skirt and the belt using the template. Attach power tape onto the clothes or onto the clothes peg as shown in the photo.
Guide step 8
Step 8.
Attach the clothes onto the clothes peg. Attach a piece of power tape onto the skirt for fastening at the back.
Guide step 9
Step 9.
Use an awl for making a hole on each side for the arms. Apply a bit of glue to one end of two pieces of yellow pipe cleaner and push into each hole.
Guide step 10
Step 10.
Make the daughter by painting the base of the clothes peg with black craft paint and the stand with pink craft paint. When the paint is dry, paint small white dots on the black legs.
Guide step 11
Step 11.
Cut out the dress using the template. Attach power tape onto the dress and attach the dress onto the girl.
Guide step 12
Step 12.
Use an awl for making a hole on each side for the arms. Apply a bit of glue to one end of two pieces of pink pipe cleaner and push into each hole.
Guide step 13
Step 13.
Cut out a small bow from white felt and attach it onto the dress with hobby glue.
Guide step 14
Step 14.
Make the baby by cutting out a bonnet from pink felt using the template and cut out a blanket from pale blue felt using the template. Attach power tape along all the edges and attach the felt onto the baby.
Guide step 15
Step 15.
Cut out a decorative border for the blanket from white felt using the template.
Guide step 16
Step 16.
Attach the border onto the edge of the blanket using hobby glue.
Template
Attached file: Get it here

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