I made this Santa Nesting doll (aka Matryoshka doll) image last Christmas for a free download through Facebook and completely forgot about it until I was cleaning up some files on my computer tonight. Click below to download this image to make a few last minute gifts, holiday outfits or thank you notes! I used it last year for a few t-shirts by printing it out on iron-on transfer paper. You can find tutorials on transfer paper here.
I’ve been obsessed with Matryoshka dolls for my whole life. According to Wikipedia the first nesting doll was made in 1880. Sometimes they are called babushka dolls too. I love the word babushka…but I never knew it meant grandmother until today.
Looking for more Christmas crafts? Make sure to check out this Nativity printable available on Etsy now for $1.00. Print it out onto card stock and gift in a mason jar with the little peg dolls:
Thanks Ashley – love it for some pillows I am making for the littles!!!
Oh, that’s sweet! I’ll need to come up with a project for that cute guy!! Thanks you!!
Very cute..I wonder if I have time to make placemats with him on them or not…..
Twins Squared says
Thanks so much for this. He is super cute!