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Peg People DIY Birthday Calendar

By: Cathie & Steve

Create an everlasting DIY birthday calendar with painted peg people.

At a Glance:

Project #14990 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Light Flesh, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Coffee Latte, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Real Brown, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Wood peg dolls, 12+ Eye hooks (2 per peg person), Paintbrushes, Washi tape, Jump-rings, Pliers, Framed board, Wood words, Ruler, Number stickers, Printed names, Month stickers, Additional FolkArt Acrylic paint colors of your choice

Instructions

  1. Screw an eyehook into the top of each peg person. Paint the skin color on each peg person. Allow to dry.
  2. Paint hair and facial features below the hole on the eyehook. Paint the hair and eyes with the color of your choice.  You can add cheeks, lips, nose, etc. Or you can keep it simple with just eyes and hair.
  3. Paint the clothes on the peg person. Start with the base layer, once dry add top-layers. Paint items like tunics, sweaters, jackets, pants, tops, skirts, etc.
  4. Attach washi tape or other decorative tapes to be belts, ties and small accessories. Paint small accessories to the peg person.
  5. Attach a number sticker on the front of each doll. This number should correspond to the birthday of the actual person. Use Mod Podge to attach a small paper cutout (with the persons name on it) to the back of the peg person. Top-coat the entire peg person with Mod Podge.
  6. Attach an eyehook to the bottom of each peg person, except the last one in the chain.
  7. Attach month stickers across the board. Glue the wood word above the months. Top-coat the entire board with Mod Podge.
  8. Screw eyehooks across the bottom of the frame. Make sure you line them up so they are centered under each month.
  9. Attach the peg people together with Jump-rings. They should be in chorological order and by month. Using jump-rings, attach each string of peg people under the proper month.
 
PROJECT TIP: Use low-tack tape to mark off stripes and shapes to create clothing looks on your peg people.

videos

Peg People Birthday Calendar with Cathie & Steve

Keep track of the birthday of family and friends easier. Cathy & Steve create a personalized and everlasting…

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Keep track of the birthday of family and friends easier. Cathy & Steve create a personalized and everlasting birthday calendar with trendy painted peg people, stickers and Satin Mod Podge.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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