I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way:
- Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive.
- Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time consuming.
But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys… Printable Saint peg dolls!!!!!
All you do is paint the head, and then the body is printable. It just decoupages on right around the peg with Mod Podge- it’s that easy. Let me show you how it works.
That’s actually it! Can you believe how easy this is? These print onto regular computer paper, not card stock. Card stock will not wrap and lay flat in the same way.
You don’t need to be an artist! I designed all the heads to be cute, but simple to paint. for each Saint included in the pack, there are step by step directions on how to paint the head, along with pictures of the head from the front, side, and back.
Saints Included In Printable Peg Dolls Pack 1
This printable peg dolls pack is themed “Saints that go together”. If it’s popular, I’m hoping to come out with packs of different Saints in the future. Here are the Saints in this one:
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Peg Dolls
St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe Peg Dolls
Blessed Mother Teresa and St. Pope John Paul II Peg Dolls
St. Faustina and Divine Mercy Jesus Peg Dolls
St. Francis and St. Clare Peg Dolls
I just love the little wolf with St. Francis!
These are so fast to make, you can easily make them for your kids, nieces, nephews, and even your Godchildren!
What’s Included In The Printable Peg Dolls Download, Pack 1:
- 10 Saint peg doll downloads: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Juan Diego, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Faustina, Divine Mercy Jesus, Blessed Mother Teresa, and St. Pope John Paul II.
- Step by step directions for each head you need to paint.
- Tips about how to paint, exactly what materials to use, and exactly how to be successful with decoupaging.
Supplies You’ll Need:
I go into more detail in the download about the supplies you need, but just so you have some idea before you get started, here’s the list of supplies I recommend:
- Acrylic Paint
- Pointy Paint Brush
- Foam Brush
- Black Sharpie Marker or Paint Pen
- Wooden Pegs-
- 3 and 9/16 inches tall, and 1 and 1/8 inches wide. These work with only the man shaped pegs, not the ones that bell out to look like dresses. Here is the exact link to where I order my pegs. There are 10 Saints in this pack, and you can buy the pegs in bags of 10 as well. 🙂
All of the photographs from this post are of dolls that have been decoupaged, not painted. Well, their heads are painted. I think you know what I mean. 😉 The point is, these really do look and feel painted, and my kids absolutely love them!
This download costs just $5, which turns out to be only .50 per Saint!
If you would like a copy of this download to review from your blog, please drop me an email!
I’ve had a few questions about this download that I want to address:
- Can I use these downloads with an ink jet printer? Won’t the Mod Podge smear the ink? In the directions in the download, it says that you’ll need to spray hair spray or a fixative on your paper before you Mod Podge it. Also, the less strokes and less “scrubbing” from the paint brush with the Mod Podge, the better. So once you have your initial layer on there and it dries, you’re good to go. A laser printer decoupages with no problems at all. This is in the directions in the actual download. Ya’ll know I’m pretty thorough when I give directions for my stuff- I promise it’s all in there. 😉
- Can I use it with a different size of peg? Yes, you can! Monica from Equipping Catholic Families already made a much smaller set, and gives great directions for how you can, too! 🙂
- Won’t the decoupage smear? I got a Saint from a swap with something decoupaged, and it peeled right off. NO!!!! The decoupage doesn’t peel if it’s properly done, and I have good directions in the download to do it properly. It will hold up just as well as peg dolls that have been painted and sealed.
- When will you come out with pack 2? Done and done! Check out my new Passion Set!
Feel free to tell me what “set” you think should be next in the comments! My plan is to make all of them in sets of 10 that have a common theme, such as Eucharist related Saints, all different Marys, etc.
PS. I just saw that Kelly Saints over at Equipping Catholic Families came out with a download to decoupage into a wooden house at Michael’s to make a cathedral for your Saint peg dolls- check it out!Pin It