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Monday, April 9, 2012

Wood Carved Blocks - Just Something I made



I recently made my niece some custom wood-burned blocks for her 1st birthday using my trusty wood burning tool and some pre-cut wood blocks from my local craft supply store.

My original intention was to decorate each block with one letter and add one or two designs, leaving some sides bare on each block. Somehow they just did not feel complete, so before i knew it, my birthday present was belated, but I had all 6 sides covered!  
Each woodland themed design you see is my own, which I first sketched on paper, then on the block, finally burning with a wood burning tool (similar to a soldering iron).


The font for the numbers and letters shown in the above images is Cooper Black, a serif font that should come standard on your PC or Mac.



I hope my niece has a ball (or a cube) with these blocks!


 I also hope to reuse some of these designs in other projects soon!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute. I am sure your niece will have many years of fun with them.
Mary

Danielle said...

Lovely . A delightfull heirloom gift that can passed on and will trigger warm memories.
Great idea and beautiful craftsmanship.

calla lily said...

Nadia was absolutely adored them and so have we!

Anonymous said...

How did you get them so shiny? They are beautiful!

Sarah said...

i spreyed them with a protective coat of polyurethane. i think it was semigloss...

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These are very nice toys as they provide basic education to the children to learn different things and also sharpen their memory to differentiate between the things.

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