10.1.15

tutorial :: peg dolls & washi tape



A few days ago, I was emailing with a lovely librarian named Nora in Berkeley, CA, and she asked whether I had ever used washi tape to decorate peg dolls. I admitted to having purchased three pretty rolls several years ago and leaving them jumbled in a box with other paper-crafting items since then. I suppose I could have checked Pinterest for a few ideas, but generally have not found the concept of washi tape inspiring. However, Nora's question got me thinking. So I pulled out the rolls of tape, pulled out a few peg dolls, and here's what I came up with.


SUPPLIES
Peg dolls
Paint
Paint brushes
Washi tape
Scissors
Pencil
Felt and embroidery floss (optional)


STEP 1 :: Paint the upper half of your peg dolls (you can measure how far down to paint by putting a piece of washi tape on your dolls and marking with a pencil).


STEP 2 :: Add washi tape around the bottoms of your dolls.  Use a scissor to cut lengths of tape so the edges are neat.


STEP 3 :: Paint faces, hair, or add silly hats if you prefer.

12 comments:

  1. very cute and easy to do. thanks for another great idea!

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  2. Oh my, wouldn't little ones love being able to change their peg dolls wardrobe- a whole new world. You new book is traveling to me as we speak and Salley's is on order. Good times!

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  3. How fun! I've been wondering what brand of watercolors is that in your photo? And do you have a preferred brand?

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  4. Simply darling. I think it'd be a hit as a party craft!

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  5. These little guys look like they're heading to a birthday party!

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  6. Any chance of telling us how to make the 'silly hat? It's wonderful!

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    1. Hi Janice -- You can find patterns and instructions for making pointy little gnome hats in either of my books.

      Cheers!
      mb

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  7. If you have hat instructions could you let me know? farmhalf@gmail.com. thank you. p.s. washi tape is fun stuff.

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  8. Love your peg doll tutorial! Love how you incorporate washi tape! Simply adorable! thanks for sharing! This tutorial was featured here: http://www.plushiepatterns.com/peg-dolls-washi-tape/

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  9. Really adorable, thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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