If you follow the popular Catholic-crafty blogs such as Catholic Icing, you’ve probably seen Lacy’s posts on how to paint saint peg dolls and participate in a peg doll exchange. Those posts certainly inspired several gals (some husbands, too!) here in Des Moines to get out our brushes, call on the intercession of some holy men and women, and start painting.
Let’s get one thing straight right out of the gates. Everything I needed to know about painting saint dolls I learned from Lacy. Journey over to her site for the A-Z tutorial, but then come back on over here, if only to appreciate and be inspired by me, a non-crafty-blogger, who participated in a peg doll exchange, blogged AND lived to tell about it. Bottom line: these exchanges are a terrific way to acquire a large quantity of saint peg dolls with a minimal amount of work within a reasonable budget. YOU CAN DO IT! Below I share a few pearls of wisdom and kernels of truth I gleaned through this experience and also share a cool slideshow showcasing the 29 finished saints I received in my exchange.