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!!!

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

    Love your blog, Love the puzzle. :)

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

    Hurray for giveaways!

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

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


  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 :)

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

    yes please!!!

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

    Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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

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

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

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

    What a wonderful give-away! Beautiful and fun.

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

    seriously too cute :) my boys would love it!

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

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

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

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

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

    love this ~ thanks for the giveaway!

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

    Gorgeous! I love it.

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

    So lovely!

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

    I love your blog! Thanks for entering me!

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

    I'd love this!
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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

    pick me! thanks!

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

    One more here :-)

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

    the are adorable and i'm a huge fan.

  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.

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

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

  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)

  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.

  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!

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

    I'm in! its so cute!!

  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!

  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!

  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 :)

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

    Ooh, I so want this! Pick me!

  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!)

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

    Love the puzzle and you simple designs.

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

    Very Cute!

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

    so nice... my daughter would love it!

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

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

    One of your fans from Bangkok !! :)

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

    Big bucks! No whammies!

  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 [...]

  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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