Welcome to Picture to Puppet, a small company making custom puppets and toys to order in Edinburgh. Founded and run by puppet maker Mari Jones in 2012, we are now a busy team of 6 makers.
Custom Puppets and Toys by Picture to Puppet
We make beautifully crafted puppets and soft toys to order, by hand, in our Edinburgh studio. Our clients range from TV companies to children’s counsellors and from ventriloquists to Mums and Dads. We also have a toy hospital and repair all kinds of soft toys.
Things We Make
Just send us a picture or a description, and within weeks we can transform your idea into something as beautiful or scary as you want. There are no limits— if you can dream it, we can make it.
At Picture to Puppet, we offer a highly personal bespoke service, and will talk to you in detail about your requirements before we start.
Picture to Puppet’s products are built to last, and guaranteed for 5 years, so if they get damaged through normal wear and tear, we will repair them free of charge.
Picture to Puppet’s Services
Here are some of our most popular puppet and toy making services. If you’re looking for something that’s not listed here, just ask! The weird ones are our favourite.
Send a photo of person – yourself, a loved one, your favourite celebrity – and we can make them into a custom puppet. Our famous lookalike puppets are frequently used on TV and on stage, by comedians, ventriloquists and celebrities. Previous orders have also included companies getting all their board members made up as puppets, business people using puppets of themselves for adverts, and lots of individuals as gifts. Our portrait puppets are available as full or half body hand puppets or glove puppets.You can also add character with moving eyebrows or a blink mechanism!
Custom Character Puppets
Character Soft Toys
We can make a custom soft toy of your illustration, book character, your company’s logo, your charity mascot… or pretty much anything you like.
Leith Toy Hospital has grown out of Picture to Puppet and taken on its own identity. At Leith Toy Hospital, we repair and restore all kinds of modern and antique toys. We have a full time teddy surgeon, who repairs the soft toys, and a doll specialist who repairs plastic, porcelein and composition dolls. We also have an electrical technician, who fixes mechanical and electrical toys.