I am beyond thrilled to feature the fantastic Jenny Dixon‘s fourth guest blog here on ediTORIal! She’s already shown you how to Spray Paint Your Thrift Store Finds, create DIY Yarn Letters and make a super cute DIY Mailbox for your little ones… and now she’s gonna show you how to make a super personalized and thoughtful baby gift. Jenny made this collection of adorable peg dolls for me and my family when Finn came into the world and I was blown away by how sweet, thoughtful and uber-crafty this gift was! Here we go with Jenny’s tuTORIal on DIY Peg Dolls…



What baby gift do you give to a crafty celeb momma of four kids? I wanted my gift to Tori to be personalized, handmade, and inclusive of her newly expanded family. If you enjoy painting, peg dolls are a fun craft to make. There are so many ways to get creative with pegs as cake toppers, Valentines, ornaments, and even necklaces.


Here is what you will need:



  • Pencil
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Fine Tip Brushes
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Wood Pegs: Sizes 2-3/8″ (Dean), 2″ (Tori), 1-11/16″ (Liam and Stella), and 1-1/8″ (Hattie and Finn).


  1. Find an inspiration picture. Use a pencil to draw a simple design on the peg doll.


  2. Start painting the top of the peg. Let each color dry before moving to a new color.


  3. When you have finished painting the entire peg doll, let it dry 1-2 hours. Use an eraser to lightly remove any pencil marks. Place pegs on newspaper and spray the front and back with one coat of acrylic sealer. Let dry, then repeat with a second coat. Place peg doll in a well ventilated room to dry overnight.


  4. Lastly, I created a special keepsake box for the pegs by attaching a chic label {designed by Blush Printables} to a plain white tin from Michaels.


Thank you so much Jenny! For more of her fabulous and crafty tips, visit her website Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line.

What’s the craftiest baby gift you’ve ever given some one? Share it in the comments!


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