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.
#20A wood people peg with a #146 mini bean pot candle cup as a hat.
#20A wood man people peg with a #1058 bean pot candle cup as a hat.
#20A wood people peg with a #145 wood candle cup as a hat. Tiny and stupid looking…
#20A wood people peg with a #1059 mini candle cup as a hat.
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.
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.
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.
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!