Friday, January 9, 2015

Jigsaw Puzzle as wall Art

Hey, how are you all? Hope your winter break was relaxing.

I had one of the best and relaxing winter break. Along with lots of socializing, biking and board games with kids, we did get a lot accomplished in the garage, can't wait to share that with you all.

Solving the big jigsaw puzzles has become kind of family tradition with kids during winter break. I and my older one LOVE solving puzzles, so our Santa does leave puzzle under Christmas tree every year. Earlier, after solving, the pieces would normally go back to the box. I hated putting them back in the box but I couldn't leave them as is too. For the past couple of years, I have been using puzzles as art :). Yes!! its a great way to add a wove factor on cheap.

Materials:
-- Foam core sheet
-- Solved Jigsaw Puzzle
-- Modge Podge Matte finish
-- Foam brush

Procedure is very Simple.
-- Solve the puzzle ( yes, its is a pre-req :) )
-- Cut the foam core sheet little larger than the actual puzzle
-- Spread the modge podge on the foam core using the foam brush
-- Transfer the puzzle onto the foam board and press it gently, so that it adheres. Flip it to carefully after few minutes see if there are any loose pieces. Fix the loose puzzle pieces with little modge podge.
-- If you want, spread a thin layer of modge podge on the top too. Though it looks milky, dries up clear.
-- Hang it up



Instead of foam core, you can use the backing of the photo frame if you want to frame it.

Here is the final product, ready to be hanged.


One more on the wall :)



Since I had every thing else on hand, my project cost was whopping $1 on the foam core sheet from dollar store.

Thanks for stopping by, have a good weekend.

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