3.02.2011

20 in 20 giveaway (day 3)...

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20 handmade projects in 20 days...day 3. I originally picked up these tiny wood blocks for my December 20 in 20 project, but couldn't think of anything to do with them. A few weeks ago I was joking about Portlandia's 'put a bird on it' skit and how 'put a geometric shape on it' could be their next short. And then what happens? I go and paint triangles on 24 tiny wood blocks! Guilty as charged (for the record, I'm really loving this whole geometric trend). I'm not sure what I would do with these, but I could see EZ E spending hours rearranging them. They're kind of cute, eh? Thanks to N. Fallon Design Studio for sponsoring today's project. Happy commenting!
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Abbey

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giveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave a comment on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple projects).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time.
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random.
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your craft project: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your 20 in 20 project in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

71 comments:

leslie said...

so lovely!

jandjhome said...

Very cute colors.

Jen Craun said...

Want, want, want!! So lovely...all the potential configurations for play...Gorgeous!

Kelly and Kelly said...

oh my, I love this one. my girls would love playing with that for ages.

Suzy said...

So sweet! I want to make a changeable wall art out of it.

Kathleen said...

great idea!

Glósóli said...

Lovely idea!

ariane said...

these are great! i'd have so much fun with them haha!

Ariel said...

This is sooo my favorite!! You are good!

Krista said...

haha, that portlandia comment is hilarious and spot on. love these blocks! nice open ended fun..

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Erin said...

I totally agree re: the geometric trend. I am NOT getting tired of it!

Julie Wasson said...

This is a great idea. I have been wanting to make my own wooden alphabet blocks. Where did you get the blocks?
juliewasson@yahoo.com

Knoopjes said...

What a wonderful blocks, just love them!
SO curious to know what brand/kind of paint you've used!
xoxox

cerebral e said...

I buy everything I see with a geometric print on it. Tragic.

I love these!

April said...

I love the colors. i'd probably play like a kid for hours.

Christina said...

Love those colors, so much fun!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

So cute! My daughter would love playing with these!

Anna said...

These are so pretty! I think I would spend hours rearranging them! And I can see them in my giant blue mason jar...

mamafabun said...

Oh! This is my very favorite project so far!

Thanks!

Sarah said...

Actually I feel like "put a bird on it" is about two years behind the times. On the evidence of Pinterest the joke should be "put a beard on it."

Anyway, I really want to play with those blocks!

shanghaicowgirl said...

This would definitely become my new desk toy, outting BuckyBalls for 2011!
Well, at least until my kids saw them.

twigs & twine said...

with two little ones at home, these would be fantastic! well...that...and i am in a total triangle phase right now! ;)
stephanie

Kristin Sherwood said...

fun colors. Reminds me of a quilt I'm working on :)

Shoosha said...

they are really cool!

Jaimie said...

Cute. I have no idea what I'd do with them, but I want them anyways :)

Vicki @ Piccolo Takes All said...

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!!!!!!!!!!

:)

Kirsten said...

I love these and also want to know where you got the tiny blocks.

Anne Thompson said...

These are really cute blocks! What fun to play with and arrange and rearrange. Anne, yourmainestamper

beck said...

I love your geometric trend. You are so creative. I absolutely love these little blocks and can totally see my little 2 year old son loving them. He is into shapes these days and we would have so much fun creating different shapes and well I can think of endless games for him. Also imagine them on an entry console/table maybe in a little box displayed like dominos.

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Sarah said...

I *need* these! My life consists of waaaay too many boring conference calls and these would be the perfect not totally distracting distraction.

brandi k. said...

Love them! If I win these, then I won't have to make them myself!

christine said...

I don't know who would play with these more, me or my daughter! Love the colors!

emily said...

WOW. my favorite! what a classy little toy for the little bean! well, one day.

jer said...

love, love, love.

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

so fun! i love the colors!
j.

steph said...

awesome! loove triangles, trendy or not!

curlygirlpress said...

PERFECT desk toy, or coffee table toy, or toddler toy, or forever kid toy. Just wonderful.

Liz said...

Would love for my little ones to play with these!! They are just beautiful! :-)

Connie said...

Love the geometric shape trend. It's just so fun! Would love to have these in my office to play around with when I'm bored.
daydreamincolor@gmail.com

karle1 said...

These are wonderful. They look like such fun to play with.

Charissa said...

Very, very cool. I just designed a triangle applique t-shirt, so I'm definitely riding the geometric bandwagon these days.

Hana said...

I love the colors! Also, I am not ashamed to say that I love geometric patterns and I don't think I'll ever get tired of them!

anika said...

these are so cool! i could imagine myself playing with them for hours! :)

Cassie said...

fantastic.

kate said...

those are amazing! I think they would look stunning on a mantle piece or bookshelf.

Patty said...

It's just possible that I love this one most of all!

daisedandconfused said...

Nice color scheme. Triangle is the best shape. Perfect for on a desk or coffee table.

Lookwhaticando said...

Omg!!!!!!
I LOVE!!!!!!! These!!!!!!
Please let me win please let me win please let me win

juli said...

Looks like a great way to keep my high school students occupied when they are finished with their art projects-arranging and re-arranging into different patterns. Fun!

gigi said...

So nice!

K said...

I love these! They would be so fun for my almost three year old (or myself) to play with! And I'm from Portland, does that count for anything?

Shell art is OVER!

christina@pmv said...

Love these! Geometric shapes and bright colors are my favorite things right now...

paulamccartney said...

My son would have hours of fun with these!

Dana said...

My two kids would "organize" them.

kbluem said...

delightful - as usual!

Red Beard said...

Loving it. Little one on the way. Perfect gift to give to the little nugget that pops can enjoy as well.

Bea said...

i adore them!

Amy said...

I love these! They would look sweet on a shelf.

alissa said...

perfect play (pun totally intended) of pattern and colour. Love!

ejricca said...

These blocks make my heart happy!

Paper Pastries said...

I am looking for something beautiful, handmade, and colorful for my desk. I can play with these for just a few minutes each day to relieve stress, an interactive art piece. The color choices are spot on, great job.

lou + you said...

my one year old would adore these- so lovely!

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Rika said...

Great idea. Seems like a good pre-math game.

Cheers from Utah

Sheau said...

these look so much fun. lovely blocks for little ones.

Kandice said...

I think my son would love these! So cute!

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Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Wow! Ya'll like wooden blocks! :) Thank you for your lovely comments. The blocks are from our local craft store- the wood aisle is my new best friend. The only brand acrylic paint that I like for projects like these is Folk Art. I've tested TONS. Folk Art rarely dries up and goes on smoothly. xo, Abbey


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Emily Jane said...

this is awesome-- we're figuring out wedding things to do for the kids table and this is inspiring!

Prairie Bird said...

YOWZA! These are amazing! So pretty!

Deanna said...

I wish I was sponsoring today. I love those blocks! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

20 in 20 project is such a great idea. Well done. x

bob said...

I actually used to have blocks like these when I was younger. Small wooden blocks with two triangles on each side.
I like all the different colors of yours though. Very cute! :)

henzy said...

they are super cute.

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