Dyeing Wooden Eggs Tutorial Video

We sell tons of unfinished wood eggs but wondered at how to color/decorate them.  There’s many different ways to do it.

I thought this video was a good one.  It shows how to dye wood eggs and then uses a butcher block conditioner to provide a nice smooth surface (dye can rub off).  Take a look.  I can personally attest to the quality of that particular wood butcher block conditioner shown in the video, I use it for cutting boards myself…

The eggs shown in the video looks to be similar to our standing wood hen egg which has a flat base so it can stand up. Great for decorations but not so great for egg rolls.  These wood eggs are better for egg rolls…  (link at the end is to the White House’s egg roll website)

A new Christmas Tree Turning

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We just added a new wooden Christmas tree turning to the website.  Take a look.  It’s sized right in between our other two wooden Christmas tree turnings – 2″ tall.

This one was sent to us by accident.  It was wrong sized, supposed to be our largest  2-3/4″ tall version.  But we liked it so are selling it online now.

The full line up of wooden Christmas tree turnings are at here.

 

A new Halloween feature up today.

P9120003We just updated the main page with a new Halloween feature.  Witches, ghosts, bats, pumpkins, leaves, and more!  Pirates are popular during Halloween so we added a pirate themed subcategory.

Most of these items are cutouts.  This means that if you drill a tiny hole, you can add a string and hang them on your Christmas tree!

Below, a picture of the pirate themed cutouts we offer.  Includes mermaids, alligators, whales and Captain Hook’s hook.

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A new trinket box…

I’m always looking for new combination possibilites and came across this new combination of 3 items for a trinket box.

The new trinket box is… our 2-1/2″ tall wood candlestick holder.  It has a deep 1-1/2″ hole, much deeper than our other candlesticks which usually stops at 1″ deep or so. This makes it useful as a trinket box while other candlesticks has no room.

I noted this depth then looked for something that would work as a lid.  Turns out the 1″ round bean pot candle cup worked very well… if placed upside down into the larger candlestick holder’s hole. It already has a hole in the bottom and a handle was needed.  Our wood tie peg happened to fit this hole perfectly!  So that’s three items you can combine to make a new trinket box!  Glue is the only thing needed plus paint or whatever you like to decorate it.

Here’s a picture of the combination.

 

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The new trinket box!  Three items combines to make this.  The items are: #146, #3002, and #120.  Works very well.

I was surprised on how well that little candle cup worked as a lid.  Other handles are possible but drilling out the small candle cup bottom hole is necessary for these different handles.  I will post pictures of these later in the future.

This would work best with really tiny stuff – less than 7/8″ or so.  Or for spices, salt, etc.   The space is only about 7/8″ x 7/8″, circular.  A 7/8″ wood ball fits in the space perfect with almost no rattling with the lid in place.

Straw or black felt hats for our people peg dolls

For today’s blog post I’m going to show you what the wood people peg dolls look like with hats made for dolls.  We have hats made from straw and black felt materials. The smallest straw hat – the 2″ version – seems to work the best of all. The smallest black felt hat is a bit too large but may work well if you add hair to the peg doll.

Check them out below!

I really like the 2″ straw hats for the people peg dolls! Looks great to me.