Round 4: Wood Projects and VOTE!

Welcome to Round 4 of One Crafty Contest!
This week, each contestant made a project using wood…take a few minutes to check them out, then vote for up to three of your favorites!  Three of these crafters will move on to Round 5, where they’ll compete for one last prize, then we’ll have an overall vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to wrap up the contest!

*Please note: To vote, click on the word “VOTE” that is located ABOVE the project{s} you like.  Clicking on the picture or the title does not register your vote.*
ENTRY A: Interactive Fire Puzzle
Where there’s smoke there’s fire…
Okay, not really.  {That would be dangerous and this is a kids’ toy, after all.} 
This wooden fire nesting puzzle will certainly heat up imaginative play for your little one.  Roast some marshmallows, tell some ghost stories, sing campfire songs, use it as a puzzle or put it on a shelf and admire.
But you might want to make it a high shelf, I’m pretty sure the kids will be attracted to this puzzle like a moth to a flame {pun intended}. 

ENTRY B: DIY Gift Wrap Station

I’ve been dying for a gift wrap station for many years but have been putting it off because the thought of a DIY organizer seemed out of my craft comfort zone.  When I found out this weeks material was wood, I knew that it was time to finally take this project off the back burner. This gift wrap station is the ultimate space-saving solution made on a budget! I am able to keep all my essential items in one place and with the never-ending birthdays, baby showers, and holidays, gift preparation is easy now that everything is at arms reach. This station holds 5 rolls of wrapping/craft paper, has a rack for tissue paper, 5 hooks to hang bags and bows, 3 ribbon stackers made from dowel rods and styrofoam circles, boxes for cards and mason jars for confetti and other decorations. And would you believe it if I told you the materials only cost me a total of $19.58! Most store bought wall organizers cost upwards of $80-$150 for the basic models. Finally gift giving is less stressful now that all my supplies are organized and located in one place!

ENTRY C: Nursery Tile Art

“You Are My Sunshine” is a song my mother used to sing to me, and I sing it to my own daughter.  She has been my little sunshine ever since she was born. :) I would bet a lot of you moms sing it to your kids as well, making it the perfect lyric to turn into a piece of art for the nursery!

This was such a fun project for me.  I have LOVED the wood round – I got to do some actual woodworking that I haven’t done before.  Working with power tools is so satisfying… and so worth all the sawdust!  I got to cut my own tiles and sand them down out of a piece of medium density fiberboard, giving them rounded edges and a distressed sort of look.  I used Mod Podge for the graphics, then drilled holes and added metal rings so I could hang them on a pair of cafe rods.  This is a really versatile project – you can use your own phrase, names, art – anything sentimental to you!  I just love how it turned out and I’m looking forward to sharing how I made it!

ENTRY D: Kitchen Island Redo

The One Artsy Mama Craft Contest wood round gave me the perfect push I needed to finish my kitchen renovation. When we moved into this house 9 months ago the first thing we did was paint our kitchen cabinets. We were supposed to then start on our kitchen island, which for the last 9 months has been nothing but MDF board on three sides. However I decided to wait because I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to do with it. After 9 months of thinking about how I wanted it to look I finally decided! Our island is a two toned traditional style that matches our cabinets. I am so happy to finally have it done and that our kitchen renovation is now complete. I will be posting before and after pictures as well as a tutorial on our island and ENTIRE kitchen renovation after judging!

ENTRY E: Pallet US Flag

I wanted to make something for the upcoming holiday that would make a statement for our front patio.  I used reclaimed pallet wood to create this USA flag just in time to have it up in celebration for the 4th of July.  Did you know that when you hang a flag vertically, you’re always supposed to hang it so the stars are in the upper left? Was happy I did a little research how to properly hang the US flag before I started painting away.  I love that this piece is a bit abstract, distressed, and not perfectly painted… adds so much character to our new piece of outdoor decor.


Remember, click “Vote” ABOVE the project{s} you like best.  You may vote for up to 3 {three} projects this week.  Voting closes at noon EST on Tuesday the 12th of June.
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7 comments on Round 4: Wood Projects and VOTE!

  1. Terry
    June 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM (3 years ago)

    Yikes – it’s getting harder and harder to pick.

  2. Marilyn Clark
    June 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM (3 years ago)

    These ladies are ssssssssoooooooo talented! :D

  3. Kadie
    June 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh my only 3???!!! They are ALL so great!


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