I wanted to make something for Frankie. Something extra special. Something he could take with him for his own children to play with in years to come.
And the boy likes blocks.
I ordered unfinished wooden blocks and went to work.
I nearly died when I ran across the vintage alphabet graphics. They are so sweet. You can find the original source for the graphic on the Rook no. 17 Blog.
There are even a few animals in there that I have never heard of before. Ibis? Who knew?
I painted the blocks first then distressed the edges. I used gel medium to adhere the graphics to the blocks. Modge Podge would work as well as gel medium. Then I gave them a coat of clear gloss.
Here's to cheap- handmade- and classic toys!