Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Princesses Peggies

I have been looking and looking for the pictures I took of my Princess Peggies just before Christmas, but just can't find them!  I don't know what file I deleted or disk I formatted to lose them, but all the pics of my present making are gone :0{  

Anyway, here are my Princess Peggies I made for some adorable little girls this year. 

I made 5 sets, seven princesses in each set.  I got the idea from THIS ETSY LISTING I came across on Pinterest forever ago.  I used the man pegs {found at Hobby Lobby $3.99 a bag of 8- Use a 50% off coupon and they are only $2!!!}, mainly because that was all that they had at my local store, but really, I like the man pegs better for the princesses due to the fluffiness of their dress shoulders   I thought it was a bit more of what the princesses would look like than the woman pegs.  Here are some pics so you know what I am talking about...

Anyway, I would have liked some closer pictures to look at, so here are some up close of mine.

I will totally admit I was very apprehensive whether I could actually paint these and have them look good, but when I finally hit the deadline and had to force myself to start painting, it was actually totally rewarding and exciting to see these little darlings come to life!

The Jasmine and Merida I had to just make up.  They were not part of the original set.  I was also informed that I forgot Rapunzel.  I guess I will have to keep that in mind for next time ;0)

So let's talk shop!

I had to sit back and think a while on how best to paint these.  I started by painting all of the peggies flesh color. Do note that they don't all have the same color of skin, so consider painting some pegs in different flesh tone shades.
Next, I painted the dresses, then all the dress trim, before painting the hair.  Just about all of the princesses have long hair, so you want to get the dresses painted first so you can have the hair cascading down their backs.  If you look close at Ariel below you can see I painted the hair before I realized I forgot the top of her mermaid tail.  I ended up just painting right over the end of her hair.  :0)  That makes it unique, right?!?

Here is the mug-shot series of shots so you can get an idea of the side and rear of the peggies.

I probably could have painted the bottoms of the hair better, but it is actually harder than you would think to get that looking beautiful.  Also, the original set had beads for buns and things, but my princesses were going to 1 year olds and such so I decided I didn't want anything on the dolls that could be taken off.

The hair was painted, then all the crowns or headbands, Cinderella's necklace, eyes and the rest.
I finished them off with a coat of polyurethane to keep everything looking fresh.

Since I had all the paint needed, this gift cost me a pretty $2 to make.  
Love it!

But what I probably loved more...
Emmalee's Princesses!  How cute and amazing is that!  My 4yr old painted that Ariel after looking at mine!  The belly button might be a little out of place, but who can say that Ariel's belly button wasn't a little 
ske-wampus after all the magical transformations!?! 

Love it!  And Love my crafty girlie!!!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Happy Crafting!


  1. How cute are these?!!! And Emmalee did such a great job on her princess! :)

  2. I love love love these!!! What a brilliant idea and yours look so much better than the original! Thank you for such detailed pictures! I'm sure my daughter would love some of these!


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