Monday, June 17, 2013

wood burned blocks

My daughter Lucy loves to to build and stack things (blocks, legos, boxes, etc) so I couldn't resist making her some unique blocks. With just a few simple supplies I was able to create a whimsical little city that she loves to play with!

1. We do a lot of DIY projects around here and that means we have all kinds of scrap wood! I started by digging through our stash of bits and pieces and found a variety of different shapes and sizes. TIP- don't have scrap wood laying around? Try heading to your local lumber yard or home improvement store and dig through their scrap bin- typically located in the lumber aisle. Often they will sell them to you cheap or free if you ask nice!

2. Next I sanded all the rough edges and spots.

3. I pulled out my wood burning tool and let it heat up. Yes, I could have used paint or even pens but I love the look and feel of the burned wood- its something you cannot replicate with any other material.

4. I went to work drawing whimsical little houses and buildings with my wood burning tool. WORD OF WARNING- it can be a slow process to "draw" into wood and depending on the type of wood and the grain, it can be challenging.



The result is a set of wonderful and whimsical blocks perfect for a kiddo or even an adult!


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31 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I wish my Dad had made something like that for me when I was little.
    Your daughter is a lucky girl :-)

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  2. We had a huge box of sanded lumber scraps but never wood burned. They're wonderful!
    I'm sure you've thought of it, but you could do a book of kid or family crafts.

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  3. Oh how gorgeous and magnificent these little wood houses are!!!! I am absolutely rapt away!

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  4. These are brilliant.

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  5. I LOVE this idea!

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  6. These are so fun looking! I love the idea of using scrap wood (which I would have to get from the lumber store, so thank you for that tip). I think these would also look cool on a bookshelf or fireplace mantle.

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  7. You are a the most creative woman ever....

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  8. Great fun! Love this project.

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  9. D. Rosenkranz8:26 AM

    What a beautiful heirloom you have given your daughter!

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  10. I wish I were you. Who has more fun than you (and your precious baby girl)

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  11. these are sooo cool!! have i mentioned you were a genius?! :D xoxo

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  12. You blow me away with your creativity! LOVE these blocks...off on a mission to make some too!!

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  13. These are amazing! You could sell these! What a great idea! I've been seeing a lot of wood burning projects between you and another artist I follow, Geninne. Are wood burning tools expensive? Do you draw the design first or just freehand it?

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  14. Great idea and great art-work! So nice.

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  15. That is so friggin clever it just blew my mind! I can see these staying with her till she is grown, evolving into really cool things for her home, always reminding her of you. Well done!

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  16. Absolutely delightful!!

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  17. Wow, these are beautiful! I would love to make some to go with my son's wooden trains. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I love these blocks. I'm wishing I still had the wood burning tool I had in a kit when I was a teenager. Seeing Lucy with the blocks reminds me of the wooden castle blocks that my kids play with that were made by their great-great grandpa for their great - granny to play with when she was little. Xx

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  19. You are truly amazing! Is there anything you CAN"T do! Your talent is endless and your generous to share it.

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  20. So fabulous! I"m sure it's really challenging but you make me want to try...

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  21. Oh those are gorgeous! :)

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  22. Holy guacamole! Those are the *cutest* building blocks ever. I really love seeing how you use your artistic creativity and talent to create beautiful things for your daughter.

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  23. Think of the wonderful memories Lucy will have of her childhood.
    Smiles

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  24. Oh, so beautiful!!!

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  25. so cool, love this. new fan and follower :) beth-ann
    http://campanywhere.blogspot.com

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  26. They're wonderful!
    I'm sure you've thought of it, but you could do a book of kid or family crafts.

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  27. Seeing Lucy with the blocks reminds me of the wooden castle blocks that my kids play with that were made by their great-great grandpa for their great - granny to play with when she was little. Xx

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  28. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Where do you get your pyrography tools? :)

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  29. This is a good idea, i love it!

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