So a few months ago I became obsessed with this pin from Pinterest:
Finally, even though I had no particular reason to make them, I went out and bought supplies to make my own princess peg dolls! I pretty much followed her tutorial exactly, although I did change the look of the dolls dresses/hair/etc a bit. This post will explain exactly how to make them, but to see her tutorial, just click the picture above or here: DIY Princess Peg Dolls.
I purchased my dolls from Jo-Ann’s for about $2/bag (they came in bags of two). They are also called wooden game pieces. You can buy these in bulk online, if you plan on making lots and lots! Just Google them, or check Amazon. The acrylic paints used were just the one and two dollar bottles from Wal-Mart!
I looked on Google Images for quite some time, to get a better idea of the outfits for the princesses. After that, the real fun began!
First, I drew on the basics in pencil… (Below are Aurora to the left and Ariel to the right).
Then I began to paint! (Here are Cindy, Snow, and Jasmine!)
I used one color at a time, and when all the dolls needing that color were done, I would move on to the next color. (The buns were wooden beads I hot glued to the dolls’ heads!)
The next two are from during the process (Please excuse the mess!)
Here is the final product!
You might notice I changed up Mulan’s outfit from the other pictures – I hated her – and now Mulan is definitely my favorite! But I also love Tiana’s dress… so cute! I might need to add bling to Cinderella and Belle, not sure yet if that will ever happen or not..!
I like the more classic look with small, black eyes that are fairly far apart, so all of the dolls have the same face.
Oh, and here is a picture of the backs as well!
There you have it! New princess peg dolls! I currently use mine for board game pieces, but I’m sure when my niece Addison gets older she will play with them! And hopefully a daughter someday…!