Doll House for Boys

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This project was originally completed in 2012.  Since that time I have completed a larger playhouse project.  You can see it here!


This is the castle that I painted for the kids for Christmas.  Shhh, it's a surprise!

Superhero Castle for the boys

It all started with clothes pins.  You see, I was at the craft store looking for my next craft project when I saw plain, wooden clothes pins.

plain clothes pin

 I used to love to play with clothes pins as a kid.  No I wasn't raised in the 1800's.  My mom grew up in the country and so I was exposed to old fashion clothes pins from time to time.  I used to love to pretend that the clothes pins where my little dolls.  I'd draw little faces on them and we'd have all kinds of adventures. 

Well who knew that clothes pins would be my gateway drug?

I wanted to make toys for my sons and didn't think they'd enjoy clothes pin dolls.  In searching for clothes pin alternatives when I discovered peg dolls. 

Plain Peg Dolls - available on Etsy or at your local craft store
Peg dolls are CRACK!  Inside of a day I'd discovered all kinds of peg people ideas.

Tori Spellings family as peg dolls
Homemade Super Hero's as Peg dolls

Peg Doll Nation!

There were peg families, peg super hero's and entire peg villages.  (Thank you Etsy and Pinterest).
That's when I decided to do my own peg thing. 

Michael's craft store has plain, unpainted wooden castles and so I bought a castle (only $10 with a coupon), paint, brushes and paint pens. 

Plain Castle from Michael's Craft Store $19.99 (find a 50% off coupon!)

Inside the castle

Here is what I created!

Inside my castle

The Hulk Room

Robin Room

Superman Room

Storage Bin

Storage bin with peg people inside

Side View

Side View

Front View with door closed

Back View

Roof View
I have more peg people and a larger house in the works.  More pix soon.

I hope someone is inspired to make their own peg family!

(This entire project cost about $30.  I paid $1 each for 3.5" peg people on etsy, $10 for the castle and another $10-$12 for paint)

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