Animals for Peg Dolls to ride on

In my ad work, I came across phrases that referred to animals for peg dolls to ride on.  I wondered what this was.  Looked around and found this interesting article.

http://www.catholicicing.com/wooden-animals/

Take a look.  You can print out templates then trace them out on a nice pine wood board and cut away.  Sand a bit then now you have animals for peg dolls to ride on!  Paint or varnish is optional.  If the animal is large enough, you could add wheels to it!

It’s an interesting alternative to the usual toy cars or trucks for the wood peg dolls.

A new trinket box…

I’m always looking for new combination possibilites and came across this new combination of 3 items for a trinket box.

The new trinket box is… our 2-1/2″ tall wood candlestick holder.  It has a deep 1-1/2″ hole, much deeper than our other candlesticks which usually stops at 1″ deep or so. This makes it useful as a trinket box while other candlesticks has no room.

I noted this depth then looked for something that would work as a lid.  Turns out the 1″ round bean pot candle cup worked very well… if placed upside down into the larger candlestick holder’s hole. It already has a hole in the bottom and a handle was needed.  Our wood tie peg happened to fit this hole perfectly!  So that’s three items you can combine to make a new trinket box!  Glue is the only thing needed plus paint or whatever you like to decorate it.

Here’s a picture of the combination.

 

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The new trinket box!  Three items combines to make this.  The items are: #146, #3002, and #120.  Works very well.

I was surprised on how well that little candle cup worked as a lid.  Other handles are possible but drilling out the small candle cup bottom hole is necessary for these different handles.  I will post pictures of these later in the future.

This would work best with really tiny stuff – less than 7/8″ or so.  Or for spices, salt, etc.   The space is only about 7/8″ x 7/8″, circular.  A 7/8″ wood ball fits in the space perfect with almost no rattling with the lid in place.

Add flower pots to turn wood people peg dolls into pilgrims! Or soldiers…

That’s right… we have mini wood flower pots.  Add these to the top of the wood people peg dolls and you get pilgrims!  Paint the flower pots black.  Or you can paint them in any colors – there are conical helmets in history…  Excellent for soldiers.

Check out the various pictures.  Click or hover the cursor over the pictures to see additional comments which includes the model names of the items.  The wood peg dolls below are either the #20A or #20 wood man peg dolls with various sized flower pots.

Below this are all lady peg dolls with flower pots.  The wood peg dolls used are the #21A large lady peg doll, #21 lady peg doll, #22 lady peg doll, #21B lady peg doll, and the #1002 girl peg doll.

The flower pots can be glued on directly to the heads but if handled lots… would be more durable to drill a small hole in the head then glue in a short dowel, wrap that with cloth, cotton, etc… then glue the flower pot onto that.  All flower pots have a 3/16″ hole in the bottom… perfect for our 3/16″ short dowels.  Some drilling will need to be done (hole size varies slightly on the flower pots).

Candle cups as hats for the large wood man peg doll…

Turns out that many of our wood candle cups will work as hats for our wood people peg dolls!

This post concerns only one wood people peg doll – the Large Man Peg Doll Body.  This is to keep the post shorter because there are lots of combinations…

My favorite combination:  The large man peg doll body and either the #7C or #7 wood bean pot candle cup as a hat.  It looks like a Beefeater with a bearskin hat to me!  Well, not exactly but close enough.  It also looks kinda like a Nutcracker soldier, too…

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#20A wood man peg doll with a #7 candle cup. Looks kinda like a Beefeater with a bearskin hat. Or a Nutcracker. Up to your imagination!

It’s possible you will need drill a 3/16″ hole into the head then glue a short piece of dowel into the hole… then wrap that dowel with something like paper or cotton balls or anything, really… then press down the candle cup down (large hole down).  Glue both together.  I’m not sure if glue alone is strong enough unless it’s purely a display piece.  I may do a project with these items in the future for fun.  I will post the results!

The other candle cups are not as impressive but I’ll show them to you so you can see what they look like.  Click on or hover cursor over each picture to read the comments – specific model numbers for each.  Yeah, some of the candle cups are wayyy too small but showing them anyway.   The one with the #1059 candle cup is a good one – similar to the Beefeater one but smaller candle cup.

Now for the last one… I used the wood tulip candle cup for this one.  Another variation on the Beefeater theme!  Or a soldier… Up to you.

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#20A wood man peg doll with #132 wood tulip candle cup as a hat.

I will be posting more like this for each wood doll peg style.  Keep an eye out for these later posts which may include actual drilling and gluing.

 

Making mini flag poles

I did a mini flag pole project for July the 4th.  Hover the cursor to read the comments per picture.  You do not have to follow this exactly, adapt your project to the materials you have on hand.

I used strings for this project.  It turned out much better than using staples which I did in an earlier project not shown.  It gives a more folksy look compared to staples.

The exact wood items used for this particular project:  1/4″ dowels 16″ long (maybe better if 12″ long), a wood danish candle holder base, and a 3/4″ diameter x 1″ tall mini domed wood finial for the flag pole top. You can go bigger or smaller, just select the right products.