So when I say DIY, I mean it fairly loosely. As in, here’s an idea of something you can do yourself. This isn’t exactly a tutorial. In fact, it’s not a tutorial at all. Terribly sorry if the title is misleading… Anyhoo. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my sister and I spent an evening watching Gilmore Girls and painting these pretty little dolls. I really love the way they turned out! (Except for my pilgrim man, I got some white on his face that I can’t quite figure out how to fix without painting a whole new doll-which I don’t really want to do). But other than THAT I’m so happy with them sitting on my mantel looking all cute and festive.
So you want to do some too? Ok, here’s a few tips for you: Start by ordering some peg dolls on Amazon. I used these and my sister used these. Either is a great choice! You really can’t go wrong here. They are, after all, going to be your peg dolls. Next, decide which colors you want to use and track them down. If you don’t own any, you can buy some at any craft store. We just used acrylic paint. Nothing fancy or expensive. Then, look up some pictures of Thanksgiving peg dolls on Pinterest, Etsy, etc. Or you can use mine as inspiration. We combined some of the ones we liked and added some touches of our own. They don’t take long to dry, but make sure they do before you set them up. If you’re feeling a little intimidated, don’t worry. Believe me when I tell you that I am no artist. My sister, on the other hand, is a fantastic artist. And while she didn’t take as long painting hers as I did mine, they both ended up looking really great! So give it a try. I think you’ll surprise yourself. And, please, share the results! I would LOVE to see them! Hope you have fun trying out something new!