Upcycled Puzzle Blocks – A simple and clever way to upcycle children’s wooden building blocks. A little paint, a simple tutorial and a few embellishments is all you need for this fun diy project.
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Today, we are sharing a fun and easy way to upcycle wooden puzzle blocks.
Nearly every home which has children, would have these puzzle blocks. And more than half of them would be struggling to keep all of them intact. They do tend to ‘hide’ away after play is over 😉 I have a simple solution for what to do, when you have a bunch of missing puzzles in a set.
- Wooden puzzle blocks
- Acrylic paint
- Modge Podge
I gently, wiped these blocks with a slightly damp rag.
Then applied two coats of indigo acrylic paint, on all sides of the blocks.
I love to upcycle, and every aspect of my crafting adventure is touched by recycling or reusing products. For example, I find these egg trays are very handy, when storing tiny, single and assorted embellishments.
When the die cut machine is in progress, I like to cut out a bunch of flowers, which I then store in these egg trays like this:
I found some die cuts that fit perfectly on the squares of the blocks. Once I gathered all the embellishments that I wanted to adhere on the blocks, I distressed the edges of all the embellishments and cut outs.
I love rubber stamping. I distressed the edges of the die cuts and stamped the letters which spelled FAMILY on one side and BE MINE on the other side. And finally all of the embellishments/die cuts are adorned on all sides of the blocks.
I would recommend to seal the blocks with some Modge Podge.
These blocks add a charm to the home decor and also serve as an excellent diy gift for a friend, or mothers day! Infact, it makes an excellent craft to try out with youngsters.
I hope you liked this upcycle idea and might consider attempting something similar. Follow me at Doodle Buddies for more fun crafts.
Naush is an eco-friendly visual artist and upcycle crafter known for the use of unconventional materials in her artwork, including the use of wire, wood, cardboard, cement, fabric, plastic and paper. In 2008 she created Doodle Buddies as a way to document the things that she designed and felt passionately about.
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