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…

20A with a 7 candle cup as hat 1
#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.

#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.


Halos for Wood People Pegs…

After finding out that a certain wood bead wheel fit a certain people peg doll very well, I wondered what else fits?

Many other items as I found out.  For this post, I will start with the wood rings.  We have a 1-1/2″ wood ring and it works well as a halo for our 3-1/2″ wood angel peg doll, 3-9/16″ wood man peg doll, and the 2-3/8″ wood man peg doll.  See the pictures – one wood ring (halo) is shown in the front and one is on the head so you can see how it looks.



The 3-1/2″ wood angel peg doll and 3-9/16″ wood man peg doll works well with the larger 1-3/4″ wood ring as a halo.  See the pictures below.


Now you know which wood rings to use if you want to decorate our wood people peg dolls!  You will need to use glue to keep the halos on.

More posts like this will be coming – with some surprising items.  Turns out there’s lots of accessories for the wood people pegs.  Much more than I imagined at first.

How to paint your peg dolls by Spunneys

Here’s a good article by Spunnys in France on how to paint peg dolls.  Interestingly, Spunnys sells spun cotton people pegs.  The painting process are the same for wood people pegs.  It’s important to spend more on better paints.  Also, don’t forget that if your painted peg doll turns out badly… just repaint the whole thing one solid color then start all over again! Practice makes perfect.

Bead Wheel for the base of certain people peg dolls…

We have a new main page feature up and running.  By playing around in the warehouse, I made a discovery… this bead wheel will fit this angel peg doll very well!  It will also fit this other angel peg doll but not that well ( too tight and not really deep into the bead wheel).  If you want a huge head, this 1-1/4″ wood dowel cap will work well.  All 4 items are in the picture above this post… Have fun!