February 08, 2012

Jenga Love Blocks

I have a thing for jenga blocks.
Yup, I said it.

Not just jenga though.
Tumbling Towers, Falling Bricks...whatever you want to call those cute little wooden blocks,
I love 'em.

I've shared my obsession with these blocks in a couple projects here and here.
But this is the simplest, prettiest little project with them ever.
And I heart them very much.

Check out these cuties:

I put on my scrapbooking hat and dug through my old 'stash' of sticker letters and my ever-growing pile of paper...

and I started covering them up.
I wanted to keep the edges exposed because I liked the idea of the raw wood showing through...

The easiest way I've found for covering things is by lining the paper over the piece and then bending the paper around the edges to make a nice crease line.
That way I know exactly where to cut.

For these, I cut a little inside the crease to make sure the edges show.

I used one of my adhesive staples, mounting squares, to adhere the paper to the blocks.
I always seem to have bad luck with Mod Podge when it comes to small surfaces and thin paper...

so this stuff worked like a charm. 

I used sticker letters to make phrases on one side of the blocks...
and then used my old friend for the other sides...

my little label maker :)

Of course, little man jumped in on the action and decided he needed an impromptu photo session.
I take advantage of these whenever he's willing cuz soon, I'll have to beg him to be in front of the camera.

And then I took them outside for their little photo shoot...

In love.
I'm obsessed with how these pictures turned out...

don't be jealous of my blue chippy chair :)

No really, you probably shouldn't be.
The poor thing is falling apart.
Because dumb me didn't spray it with weatherizer.
I have plans to try and keep it around a little longer though.

Here's the other sides with their sweet 'words of love'...

I have a thing for imperfections.
Probably because I know nothing we do is perfect so I like it when
imperfections show themselves as beautiful.

Like this little block...
Perfectly imperfect.

And my whole little stack of love blocks...

After this picture, they all came tumbling down.

Oh well,
 you can take the blocks out of the Jenga but you can't take the Jenga out of the blocks.
Don't try to make sense of that.
Just go with it :)

What do you think?
Have I convinced you to keep an eye out for old Tumbling Tower games?

I'm off to see what I can do with the rest of them...
Happy Wednesday ya'll :)

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  1. What a fun idea! I love the results! I too have a thing for imperfections...the imperfectly perfect! Thanks for sharing.


  2. so cute.. love the idea!I am following you for more easy and nice ideas.. :)
    Have a great day

  3. This is such a sweet post, I love what you wrote! The blocks are adorable too. What is it about wood blocks that is so appealing?? Don't know, but I love then too. Sweet and simple project, love it! Thanks.

  4. I would be MUCH better at crafting with the jenga blocks, rather than actually playing the game! :p I never win that game. Great idea! I love it. Visiting from A Turtle's Life <3 Heidi Rew from

  5. Love this! I have some Jenga blocks!! Now I want to make something :) Pinning this for a rainy day project.

  6. Love the jenga love blocks!!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer!!

  7. So charming and so easy!! I wish I had an old set just laying around. Your blog is super cute, love the colors and the chevron pattern on your header!

    Found you on HoH
    Visiting from Well Rounded,

  8. Okay I LOVE that you used Jenga blocks. So smart my friend!! THese are a-DOR-able!

  9. GENIUS!!! What a great idea Kelsey! They turned out so so cute.

  10. Oh my gosh, these are SO adorable! This might be my favorite project I've seen all day! They turned out just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! I'd be thrilled for you to share here:

  11. I love that! What a cute idea! Totally going to pin this!
    You should join me for Handmade52

  12. Cute, cute, cute!! Love these!

    Angela @ Our Family Journey

  13. They're great! I love the ones with the label maker words! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  14. i love this!!! we've got one of these i can do this with! visting from the sunday social at kurtz corner!

  15. I've got a set that ivejust been waiting to do something with. Your project turned out so cute!

  16. Ok, I love everything about this post. The pictures are fabulous (love the chippy blue chair) and the block are a great idea!! Love the labels too, and what a great idea for kid pics!!

    I'll be featuring this next week! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Simply Klassic Sundays!


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