2. Wrap the tiny spool of thread minus the thread in a very thin ribbon. Use the hot glue gun to secure it. Wrap the peg people bodies in wider ribbon. You may need to use two strips.
3. Wrap the peg people heads in complementary ribbon. For Joseph (the brown and green one) I just used one piece and glued it around the sides of the head and then pinched it together in the back and stuck a little hot glue there. For Mary (the blue one) I glued a piece of ribbon right down the back (starting at the forehead area) and then glued another piece from side to side over that one.
4. To finish off Joseph, I glued a piece of ric rac around his head - you know, like you usually see shepherds.
Step 2. Unite mother and child.
1. Take the teeny tiny wooden ball and hot glue it on top of the threadless spool of thread.
2. Now hot glue the tiny baby to the front of the Mary peg person at an angle, like she's holding it in her arms.
(Note: I did it this way because I was using wooden pieces I already had in stash. There are likely baby peg people out there somewhere, but I liked how tiny/newbornish this looked)
Step 3. Form the base.
1. Hot glue the back of the star to the top
2. of the front of the dowel.
3. Stick some hot glue on the other end of the dowel and shove it in the wheel hole.
4. That's it. You're done.
2. Glue Mary next to Joseph.
You could totally glue or tie some twine or that thin yarn stuff (???) to the top and hang this on your tree.
Or you could just set it out on your coffee table and let people say "awwwww..." because no one can resist a miniature version of anything.
You can also skip the entirety of this tutorial and only do steps three and four and you'd end up with a natural wood mini nativity, which I also like.
And have you seen this one at Target?? So cute!