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DIY Tutorial: Wooden Peg Fairy Dolls

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Didn’t you just love this Dreamy Lavender Woodland Fairy Party styled by the incredible Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day from earlier this week? It was such a whimsical party with so many gorgeous handcrafted elements. Her DIY Wooden Peg Fairy Dolls are surprisingly easy to make and are perfect for enchanting little party favors or as a beautiful cake topper! P.S. We’ll be sharing a few more tutorials from this party within the next few weeks- including those adorable toadstool chair cushions and elegant napkins! ;)

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial



diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

by: Amy Liu Bissett of A Dazzle Day


diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

– Wooden doll
– Scissors
– Acrylic Paints
– Pencil
– Glue Gun
– Various sizes of paint brushes
– Stencil Stamp tool
– Silk Flowers


diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

1. First paint the doll into the skin color of your choice, then draw her face and hair line out with pencil. Next, color her hair and dab her cheeks.

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

2. Paint in her hair & carefully dab cheeks! Using a small brush, carefully paint her eyes & lips.

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

3. Once you’re happy with your doll, spray several layers of Crystal Clear on. Let it dry overnight.

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

4. Start decorating your doll with beautiful flower petals to make a pretty fairy gown! (This is where your glue gun comes in handy.)

diy wooden peg fairy doll tutorial

Here is your stunning fairy!

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20 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Wooden Peg Fairy Dolls”

  1. Megan says:

    Very cute! My daughter would love making this! Where do I buy the wooden doll from?

  2. So cute! I want to try to make it. :)

  3. Lorena says:

    these are adorable! I’ve seen a ton of these on Pinterest and Etsy and finally got to making some myself. They are alot of fun for kids and mostly adults! I made my son a set of superhero themed ones, but I absolutely LOVE these fairy ones so much more.

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  6. Elizabeth L says:

    Oh my gosh that is adorable :) I found you through One Pretty Thing.

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  10. Jenn says:

    Amy’s party and peg fairies are simply charming! I love peg dolls. I even found an easy way to give the little pixies some arms, with a little help from silk flowers, just like Amy!

  11. Jess says:

    Love the flower dress!

  12. Cindy deRosier says:

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your awesome fairy dolls! You can see them here:

    Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  13. Molly D says:

    Absolutely genius. My girls will love this so much. Thank you thank you :D

  14. Xenis says:

    I love the use of flowers. What a great idea!

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  16. I love, love, love these! They are sooo cute! I recently shared them on Facebook and they were very popular. Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial!

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  18. Jill Farley says:

    Step 4 wasn't finished. how do you make the thing to cover her neckline? are those beads? where did that come from and how did you do it? How about the back that looks like fairy wings?

  19. Patty says:

    I love the fairy dolls. What material did you use for the necklines? I am going to try a few of these for our Granddaughter.