It can happen, you know!
I really do like to make things – call me a closet crafter, lol.
Often I just don’t have much time between kids and writing and life,
but this year things are a little tight and we had some unexpected expenses in the last week
the kind that make you think….
“Hmmmm… I have a bunch of crafty stuff laying around, I wonder if I could make Christmas?”
So, I got started, and I’m having a blast.
One of the ideas I saw & loved was to make peg dolls – pinterest is covered with them. But, the tricky part for me was that I didn’t have any peg dolls on hand & going out and buying them would defeat the whole “let’s save money” mindset.
So, I dug out my box of wood crafts. I don’t even know where I got most of them – I think someone handed them to me at one point and I said “cool! thinking they’d come in handy someday for kid crafts or who knows what.”
In my box I found a bunch of wood balls and beads in varying sizes & a bunch of wood candle cups in varying sizes. After playing around with things for a while. I flipped the candle cups upside down and set beads or balls on top (depending on the size.
I had peg people!!
I was immensely excited and began hot gluing away – the plan being to make 5 sets of 5 (1 for each kid). The only downside to this whole process was the few layers of skin I took of my finger with hot glue – OUCH!!!
Anyway, not only do I have nifty peg people, but mine are even cooler because you can stick your fingers in them and use them like little wooden finger puppets too! Gotta love those upside down candle cups.
I spent the morning painting the first group – I’m not the most amazing artist, but I really had a lot of fun 😀
So, here is my first set – this is a Super Hero set which will go to Jamesy (don’t tell!!!)
Here are the other 4 sets to look forward to:
Star Wars (Jacob)
Sesame Street (Robert – these will all be done bigger – Incredible Hulk size)
Harry Potter (Em)
Wizard of Oz (Dot)
Wish me luck! We’ll see how they go 😀