Back in October, I saw a post by Little Blue Boo about DIY nativity peg dolls. When I saw the post, I knew I had to make some of them. She has a fantastic tutorial and tips on how to make the little dolls. So, I bought the supplies, but they sat around at my house for several weeks. When I started thinking about Christmas gifts, I decided to give them a try.
This past weekend was my daughter’s ballet school’s Nutcracker production. It’s always one of the highlights of our holiday season. This year, she was a Candy Cane dancer and part of the Chinese Dragon. The school is so blessed to have a very creative lady at the helm. She designs all the costumes for the show. Her designs are carried are out by the very talented head seamstress, Ms. Cindi with a little help from the parents. These little peg dolls are inspired by the beautiful costumes they created. They would make a great gift idea for little ones who are performing in or are simply enchanted by the Nutcracker.
Two of these little nativity sets are going to my grandmothers for Christmas this year. I lucked out and found the nativity creche at the dollar tree. I scooped up several and adorned them with the wooden star.
If you want to make your own nativity or Nutcracker peg dolls, start by checking out the tips on Little Blue Boo. She has some fantastic instructions. But, these little guys are SO addictive. The guys in my house have even started creating an NFL quarterback peg doll club. We have all spent hours over the last month painting many, many dolls. Consider yourself warned!!!!