Easter decoration and gift ideas without chocolate

It can be hard to find Easter decoration and gift ideas without chocolate, but here at Doli Dwt we’ve got you covered!

Following the success of my robin and penguin baubles over the last two years, I decided to bring a bit of that bird-based love to Easter, by creating these cute little Easter Chick baubles!

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They make a great alternative to chocolate as a little gift for Easter. They will last a lot longer too! If would like to gift them to someone outside of your own home, I can send them straight to your recipient, with a personalised note, to try to help those who are social distancing or in isolation this year.

They are perfect for hanging from an Easter tree. Alternatively, you could pop them onto an indoor Easter wreath, or string them along your mantelpiece or a shelf. How about popping them around a napkin as a pretty place setting for you Easter lunch?

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Each little Easter decoration has, as always at Doli Dwt, been through my unique process. Wood burning and colouring by hand using pencil and a spot of paint is at the heart of each and every one of my creations.

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Each one sports a bow tie or hair bow in a pretty pastel shade. The little chicks are peeking out of cracked shells that are decorated with pastel polka dots. Hanging from pretty bakers twine, they are the perfect addition for your Easter decorations or spring decor.

I also have a few of my Easter bunny peg dolls in stock too. Again, they are a perfect alternative gift to chocolate. Both these and the chick decorations are available in the web shop.

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If you’re looking for other decorating ideas for Easter time, or for some crafts for yourself and your family, following my Easter Pinterest board might give you some inspiration! I’ve also pinned a few other Easter decoration and gift ideas, without chocolate, too! Enjoy!

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Peg Doll Vicar Retirement Gift

Believe me when I say I can create almost any peg doll and anything goes. This peg doll vicar is testimony to that!

We don’t do many craft fayres. Due to the fact that we are lucky to be kept very busy with orders for personalised peg dolls, it can be hard to schedule time to create “stock”. I’m also not a huge fan of mass production. However, when we do attend fayres, they are great for meeting and sharing our work with lovely people, who quite often decide to find out more about placing a bespoke order.

This was one of those cases.

A lady spent time looking at our stall, and then explained that her dad would shortly be retiring from his job, and would I be able to make a peg doll to commemorate this?  She was incredibly proud of all that he had done throughout his career, and was hoping that I could recreate his Archdeacon gown. Of course, I was excited by the potential challenge of this!

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I loved working with the rich golden colours. Creating the effect of the beautiful embroidered Celtic knot patterns was particularly up my street!

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I also had to make Mum to accompany the vicar peg doll. My customer didn’t have any specific clothing pictures to send me. My brief was “a scarf….mustard, navy and maybe some stripes”. It was quite exciting to have free reign over the clothing design, and a refreshing contrast to closely recreating all the important detail on the ceremonial gown.

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Who doesn’t like a classic Breton Stripe?!

peg doll lady in stripey top

Is there a unique peg doll I could create for you?

To find out more about the techniques I use to create this peg doll vicar, and each little personalised peg doll family I create, take a look here.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls – Personalised Spoon Topper Doll

Well, Easter is over and we’re slowly all getting back to normal. For me, that means getting back at my desk, and creating lots of my lovely personalised peg doll families for my lovely customers. I’m finding it hard to believe that it’s May already. I feel like I only just got over Christmas! However, the steady influx of wedding cake topper orders and graduation peg dolls keeps reminding me that we are definitely heading towards the Summer months now.

Easter was a a fun time for creating though! I loved making my Easter Bunny Peg Dolls and my giveaway was well received!

I also had great pleasure in making a couple of lovely spoon dolls as Easter Gifts.

The first one was created for the lovely Sharon of Daisy Lions

Peg doll spoon topper Easter Gift

Sharon is a highly talented textiles artist, and I love the gorgeous little birds she makes; which were perfect for hanging from my Easter Tree.

Daisy Lions Tiny birds

Another Spoon Doll request was from a very proud Mum who wanted a special Easter gift to congratulate her son on his prestigious Chef apprenticeship. She sent me some images of his Chef whites, cap and trousers for me to work from. I endeavored to include as much detail as possible, despite the tiny size of the peg doll.

Peg Doll spoon topper Easter gift for chef

She reported back that they both loved the peg doll spoon, and that her son was impressed by the detail.

Chef with personalised peg doll spoon topper

Perhaps a peg doll spoon would make an ideal Father’s Day gift for the Foodie Fella in your life! Get in touch if you’d like me to create one for you. They are just £10 plus p&p.

Father’s Day 2017 is on Sunday June 18th, so now is the time to drop me a line if you’d like any of our peg doll gifts for Dad or Grandad.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Easter Bunny Peg Dolls – Happy Easter – Pasg Hapus

Our Easter Bunny Peg Dolls would just like to wish you all a Happy Easter!

Or, as we say here in Wales, Pasg Hapus! The Easter Bunny Peg Dolls are excited at the prospect of a day of consuming vast quantities of chocolate!

Easter Bunny peg dolls, non-chocolate Easter gifts

easter peg dolls, easter gifts, easter bunny, easter decorationseaster gifts, easter bunny, bunny peg dolls, easter decorations, spring decorUnfortunately, it’s not a very spring-like day here for Easter Sunday. Never the less, our little garden is starting to slowly burst into colour.

peg doll families int he Easter garden

The bluebells are starting to open, the tulips are in full bloom, and the Alliums and Lily of the Valley are sprouting nicely.

peg doll family in the easter garden

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We are currently having  the kitchen replaced. It’s a dusty scene of devastation, so it’s lovely to have this little area of colour to escape to. Let’s hope it stays dry so we can enjoy it a bit more.

Despite that, we are open for custom orders as always! Take a look at our information page here to find out more about placing a custom order.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend, what ever you are up to and however you chose to celebrate.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Easter Bunny Peg Dolls – Giveaway Winners

All week we have been running a give away of a pair of our Easter Bunny peg dolls on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

As a result, today we are super pleased to announce the winners:Easter Bunny peg dolls

A big congratulations from us to Rachel. She entered the give away on Facebook, and tagged Jonathan.  This lovely pair of Bunnies will be hopping their way to them asap.

We used the online random number generator to pick our winner:
easter bunny peg doll winner

Don’t panic if you didn’t win! I have a a very limited number of Easter Bunny peg dolls available to purchase. They are ready to post straight away so can be with you in time for Easter next weekend.

Each one is individually drawn and then pyrographed, before being hand coloured in pastel shades. They make a perfect addition to an Easter basket or tree. Please drop me a line if you’d like to purchase one.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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