Are you ready to invite some darling wooden peg doll pumpkin fairies into your Pumpkin Fairy House? These seasonal gourd peg dolls by Franzi Shelton will look perfect along side a Fairy Pumpkin House! Learn how to make your own.
Gather These Materials
- Several peg dolls
- Orange, brown and green wool felt sheets
- Orange embroidery yarn and an embroidery needle
- Water colors and a fine brush
- Fine tip black marker
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Genuine sheep's wool
- Bee Luna Natural Beeswax Polish and a cloth/paper towel
Paint and Craft Your Dolls
Use watercolors and a fine brush to paint your peg dolls in different shades of orange. You can also create a rainbow of skin tones by mixing different shades of browns. Set your painted peg dolls aside and let them dry for at least 30 minutes.
Use orange wool felt to cut out pumpkins (you will need two equal halves per fairy). Each pumpkin should be approximately 1 inch wide. When cutting out the other half, you may use your first half as a stencil.
Use sharp scissors to cut out two brown stems and a couple of green vines.
Use an embroidery needle and orange yarn to add ribs to the rinds of each pumpkin. I used a simple backstitch to complete this step.
Once each pumpkin has an embroidered half, attach the stems and vines with a couple of drops of hot glue.
Connect the separate pumpkin halves by performing a blanket stitch around the outer edge of each pumpkin. Be sure to leave an opening (approximately ½ inch width) at the base of each pumpkin. This is where the fairies’ heads will go.
Once each pumpkin is finished, stuff them with genuine sheep’s wool.
Use hot glue to attach the felt pumpkins to the fairies.
Add Bee Luna Natural Beeswax Polish to a piece of cloth and add a thin layer of beeswax to each of your peg dolls to preserve the color.
Use a fine, black marker to add the fairies’ eyes.
Finally, invite your fairies to your pumpkin house! Thank you to our amazing guest contributor and friend, Franzi Shelton. Franzi holds a Masters of Education from UC Santa Barbara and is a secondary science teacher. She is also a mother of two wonderful children who creates the more inspiring Waldorf crafts, recipes and more on Instagram.