fairies. I wasn't in the mood. So we made some gnomey peg people.
liquid watercolors. You can get pegs at the craft store or at wood products shops online. These pegs have a 7/8" diameter and are about 2 1/2" tall. You can get much larger ones as well. I think these about run 50c-$1.00 each.
The painted body and eyes idea came from the gorgeous fairy garden party blog entry by Cathy Gaubert. There are a zillion lovely ways to make peg people, as you can see in my Pinterest collection. But this was sort of last minute, so I went the easy route, with the paint.
Starboy painted very carefully, and chose the color.
clothing pattern from Wee Folk Art. Her peg people are gorgeous, with hand stitching and fine detail. Starboy didn't have the patience for that, so I used a hot glue gun rather than a needle and thread. Rolling the hat was tricky: I used a straight pin to keep from hot-gluing myself to the hat.
They turned out so cute! I love the detail in the more intricate designs, but for a good bang-for-the-buck project, I think this one is a home run.