Sunday, June 21, 2009

Natural Wooden Play Blocks




What do you do with a branch that has decided to fall off it's tree?

The grain of the wood was too beautiful to mulch.

It definitely was not destined for fire wood - there was potential, but what?

I 'ever so kindly' asked the Mr to use the drop saw to cut the branch into cross sections of varying widths - which he did.

Much sanding coarse through to fine was enough to induce a mighty sore set of muscles on my right arm.

A hearty application of Bees wax with Lavender polish......

The result...

The best play blocks in town!




12 comments:

Tania said...

LOVE EM! Well done - I can imagine they required some tenacity. Sooo...how about the rest of that tree?

Nikki B. Cardigan said...

Fantastic idea. They look sooo much friendlier than plastic ones. And I love how they don't stack perfectly. A true reflection of real life!

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

So talented and imaginative to see play blocks from a fallen tree. They are fabulous.

Annie said...

They are definitely the best play blocks. I'd like to have a play with them myself. Great thinking

Thea said...

They're beautiful. I love the natural beauty of wood. I want one!

snowflakes4sam said...

Beautiful Blocks Peta. The blogging looks to be going well

Treacle Beak said...

Peta, the fallen tree blocks are great, bet the kids (and you) have fun with them. Great to see the tree came in so usefully.

the savannah room said...

They are one of the most creative things I've seen !

Love them !

Katherine x
www.thesavannahroom.blogspot.com

ladydi said...

What a brilliant idea - I love them.

faithhopeandawholelottalove said...

They are fantastic!

Yaya said...

What an unbelievable and eco friendly idea!! I want some for my little princess!

Teresa said...

Did you just melt beeswax and paint it on? How would I make lavender oil?? Thanks for the great idea!