Small Elephant Puzzle Giveaway

I recently received a great gift of some beautiful vintage birch plywood from my wife’s grandfather.  So to test the wood, I cut a smaller version of my elephant puzzle just for fun.  It turned out being so cute that I decided to make two of them so I could try doing a small giveaway.  So here it is.  If you want to be entered to “win” this puzzle then simply leave a comment on this post.  On Wednesday morning (October 20) I will randomly pick the winner from all those who have left a comment.  I will ship world-wide so anyone can enter if they’d like!

The puzzle is about 3.5 by 5.5 inches, and finished with food grade beeswax.

UPDATE: The contest is over. See results on the following post!


  1. Shoosha
    October 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    fortune, please, let me win it!!!

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  2. LadyJ
    October 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Love your blog, Love the puzzle. :)

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  3. KJ
    October 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Hurray for giveaways!

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  4. Louise Evans-Leigh
    October 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I love your blog it has given me so much inspiration thank you.


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  5. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    My kids, Roan & Ruby think this is so cool!
    I'm not a blogger, just a blog reader :)

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  6. Amy
    October 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    yes please!!!

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  7. SKIZO
    October 19, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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  8. Patricia C.
    October 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    This is beautiful. I would be honored to win it!

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  9. Marcie Inzer
    October 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I am just in love with this classy wooden puzzle. Thank you for the chance to win one! Marcie I.

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  10. lauren
    October 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    amazing to see the number of comments. the puzzle is so cute. i would love to share it with my daughter.

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  11. Mandy Mundy
    October 20, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I read your post regularly and am inspired by your creations! Thank you fir sharing your talents with us!

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  12. Carolyn
    October 20, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Hi Joel. I just discovered your site! Brilliant. I've booked marked just about every project! Thank you for posting such great instructions. Keep up the fun. Carolyn

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  13. Robyn
    October 20, 2010 at 12:43 am

    How fun! So cute! My girls would love it.

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  14. Neabeth
    October 20, 2010 at 1:02 am

    What a wonderful give-away! Beautiful and fun.

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  15. molly
    October 20, 2010 at 1:05 am

    seriously too cute :) my boys would love it!

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  16. ale balanzario
    October 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I would love to win it!!! thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Heidi
    October 20, 2010 at 1:26 am

    so cute!!! love it! and i think i love even more that is it mini :)

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  18. jennifer
    October 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    love this ~ thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Astrid
    October 20, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Gorgeous! I love it.

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  20. melonkelli
    October 20, 2010 at 2:50 am

    So lovely!

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  21. Jessica
    October 20, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I love your blog! Thanks for entering me!

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  22. Mitali Ruths
    October 20, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Your blog is such an inspiration. I know my daughter would love playing with this puzzle!

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  23. Kelsea
    October 20, 2010 at 3:29 am

    You have inspired me and my husband to be more creative with our two small children. We love your blog!

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  24. Tegan
    October 20, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Love your blog - so full of ideas! Count me in on the contest!

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  25. Anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 3:33 am

    I'd love this!
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  26. guiniveve
    October 20, 2010 at 4:33 am

    pick me! thanks!

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  27. Eva
    October 20, 2010 at 4:37 am

    One more here :-)

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  28. Whydiss
    October 20, 2010 at 5:11 am

    the are adorable and i'm a huge fan.

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  29. Mala
    October 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Hi, I and my 4 yo son admire your blog.

    A lot of greetz from Germany.

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  30. shira
    October 20, 2010 at 7:18 am

    It would be an honor. De-lurking to say thank you for sharing your talent.

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  31. thompouce
    October 20, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Wow amazing 531 comments !!! what a successfull blog ! I add my own, hoping to look close this wonderfull wood Elephant.

    thompouce (at)

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  32. Lina
    October 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Good morning from Hamburg, Germany! Hope it's not too late yet. I would love to win this wonderful puzzle and give it to my almost 3-year-old daughter.

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  33. gen
    October 20, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for including us around the world in your giveaway! I'd love a piece 'Made by Joel' so count in!

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  34. Limitz
    October 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I'm in! its so cute!!

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  35. pentelka5
    October 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

    It's lovely giveaway!And your blog is great inspiration for us as a parents of two boys. Thank you Joel!

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  36. superlucky
    October 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

    This is so gorgeous, would love to give it to my boy for his first birthday!

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  37. Rach, Dean and the Smithlings
    October 20, 2010 at 10:23 am

    No idea if this is closed, but I just wanted to say thank you! You inspire my husband to be an amazing father, he has grown an addiction to "creating" for our kids! There is currently a Made By Joel inspired owl hanging from our dining room light! Keep on sharing the creativity!!
    Oh and we would LOVE to adopt the little elephant tribe into our family :)

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  38. hazey skye
    October 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Ooh, I so want this! Pick me!

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  39. michael
    October 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

    wicked cool - I am so in love with this puzzle! - my daughter is in love with elephants and she's been talking about this all day (she's four - she can talk about one subject for an amazing amount of time!)

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  40. Anne in AR
    October 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Love the puzzle and you simple designs.

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  41. gardienne
    October 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Very Cute!

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  42. Ricky and Talia Katowicz
    October 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    so nice... my daughter would love it!

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  43. Kay
    October 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Will be awesome for my 16-month-old daughter.

    One of your fans from Bangkok !! :)

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  44. Evelien
    October 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    ow!!!! I hope i'm still in time for the puzzle! what a great one

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  45. spark
    October 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    so beautiful and so lovely of you that you would share it with everyone

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  46. Noon
    October 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    can you adopt me? I'll be your child.. :-p
    YOur work is out of this world!

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  47. Meghan
    October 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I love it! Count me in if it's not too late! You are awesome!

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  48. Maryann Davis
    October 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Big bucks! No whammies!

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  49. September 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    [...] last giveaway was so fun I thought I’d do one more for the holidays. The prize this time is two of my [...]

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  50. sarah griggs
    October 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Love it, simply, pure and fun My 3 year old just said 'cooooool, elephant in my tum tum"!!

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