11/23/09

Wooden blocks~

I picked up this bag of 80 wooden blocks about 6 months ago from a thift store for .50cents. I had no plan what I was going to use them for, but for .50cents I couldn't pass them up. Anywho, the blocks have been in and out of the "donation" bag for these past few months off and on-- so I thought I'd better think of something to use them for or out they go-- for real this time! I also picked up this wooden box with a hinged lid..... hmmmm then it hit me. duh~








Stringing beads!! Soooooo I drilled a hole in each one of them. Some are perfect :-) some not so perfect :-P but whoop-dee-doo right? After drilling holes in each one, I painted them with a flat black spray paint. Next comes the fun part~ I purchased these Disney Car stickers from Walmart for a dollar-- scanned them onto my computer, (I am so going to jail right?) printed them out itsy-bitsy size, cut each one out --- 160 in total (thank goodness I love to cut!) ... and then glued one onto each side of each block. Then I gave each block a coat of clear gloss. I painted the box black and added some car stickers and coated that with clear gloss as well. Now my grandson can lace them up to his hearts content.... so fun! Whew, a lot of work, but look how darn caute they are!

The other 40 are for my grandaughter, Chloe. For her set, I'm using Tinkerbell. I've got awhile before I'm needing to finish those up, she is only 10 months old~

Kimm is hosting a trash to treasure party on her blog: Reinvented... go check it out~ Kimba over at A soft Place to Land is also hosting a linky party~

4 comments:

TheresainMS said...

Oh my gosh, that is so clever! These turned out so cute; I love this idea. So glad you thought of this idea BEFORE you donated the blocks and not after :-) You did good and I know your grandson is gonna have so much fun with these.

Dani said...

what a lucky boy to have such a creative grandma......great idea too...my grandma was creative too and has inspired me in so many ways...God bless grandmas!

Jen R. said...

Perfect! It's a complete transformation and I bet he loves it! Happy Thanksgiving!

vivian said...

ONce again.. you are soo amazing! Hapy thanksgiving Cheryl!