Wooden clothes-peg dolls house furniture

people around peg table IMG_8254I have had a great time creating a set of wooden clothes-peg furniture for a child’s dolls house this week. After searching the web for designs I combined pegs, popsicle sticks (coffee stirrers), large popsticks (tongue depressors), wooden blocks from a Jenga game and some colourful felt to create the furniture in these pictures. A hot glue gun made the job super fast and my 10-year-old son even made the table and helped with a couple of the other items.table chair back IMG_8258

I have included back and side view photos to make it easier to copy the designs if you would like to. table chairs upside down IMG_8257

Two pictures I used for the designs are here and here.men on couch IMG_8266

Felt doesn’t fray so I just cut the edges with pinking shears to make it look nice and glued it on as cushions and mattresses, plus a couple of extra blankets for the beds and rugs for the floor.couch back IMG_8269The cot (below) was the only piece that required any cutting for the green edges. A Stanley knife did the job but I wouldn’t want to cut a lot that way. A mini hacksaw or something similar would be better if you plan to cut a lot. My designs specifically revolved around not having to do any trimming to make them quick and easy.beds 1 IMG_8261

Hot glue guns are not very forgiving so some of the furniture is a little wonky! White wood glue would probably be better but I was after speed and convenience!bed bottoms IMG_8262

With a collection of basic craft equipment and a pattern to follow or an idea in mind, you could have a set of these done in a couple of hours tops. Enough to make any little girl happy. (And if my younger son’s reaction is anything to go by, they might keep your boys happy too!)bed ends IMG_8265

I’ll be posting in the next little while about how to make a dolls house in a box, as well as how to make a family of peg dolls. I’d love to hear your ideas – I could always add on to the set!

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One Response

  1. You are so clever! Love all of your ideas! Jenni x

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