I found some candle cups at JoAnn's and the chunkier pegs at Hobby Lobby. I really liked the simple faces on this version, so I tried to emulate those, but with boy/gender neutral hair. I was so glad I had the teeny-tiny paintbrushes from the medal holder; they made things much easier, what with my lack of painting experience and all.
I used a matte acrylic spray, rather than glossy. I tend to be a matte sort of a girl, but it did make it hard to see if I'd completely covered everything or not. Hopefully two coats did the trick.
My next thought was that little sets like this tend to get scattered all over the house, at least in this house, so they needed a storage bag. I'd pinned this clear storage bag tutorial a while back and thought it would be perfect.
It went together easily, although I should have planned out the size better. The dolls were drying in the basement, and I was too lazy to run down and actually measure how big of a bag they'd need, so I guessed. I used a 7" diameter base, which was much too big. Hopefully he has some other loose toys that would like to share a home with these little guys.
|Every time I pulled the drawstring shut, at least one guy fell over. He looks kinda pathetic, doesn't he?|