By Gina at 1:22 PM | Labels: birthday, cake topper, crafts, DIY, dollhouse, how-to, little people, toys
B has been asking for more people to live in her dollhouse, and recently I noticed that our local craft store had all its wooden figures listed 50 percent off. So I decided to try making some little peg people with acrylic paints and scrap fabric.
First I painted the hair and let that dry completely. Then I painted little outfits. I let each layer dry before adding more details. On a couple of the girls, I attached some fabric skirts using Mod Podge. I tried to make each person unique (a couple are modeled after B and Miles...can you guess which ones?)
Once they were completely dry, I used some spray shellac to seal them (shellac is non-toxic, making it a better choice than polyurethane for toys).
These two I'm setting aside to use as cake toppers for the kids' October birthdays. :)
I have to confess, I really got into this project. Once I realized how easy it was, I couldn't stop envisioning new outfits and hairdos for the peg people. I locked my office door so the kids wouldn't see what I was doing. I probably could have finished the project during one nap time, but I dragged it out over a few days, painting a few more each time the kids slept. It makes for a great rainy day...or in my case HOT August day project.