Thursday, December 24, 2015

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children’s puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured picture parts, and wrapped some ribbons around from my personal stash.  The result – Celebratory decor with an interesting story – my favourite!

Puzzle Wreath – How to DIY

Generate pieces from unwanted puzzles – ones with pieces missing or ones that children have outgrown. Make sure the puzzle pieces are similar size and thickness Lay a circle of puzzle pieces out.  Use a plate to help you get a circular shape. Using wood glue attach a 2nd layer on top of the first layer – placing each piece onto the gap between each piece of the previous layer.  Like laying bricks – Add more layers – as many as you like. Allow the glue to dry, then coat the wreath with a layer of paint.  When the paint is dry, decorate with ribbons.

This year we are spending Christmas in our beautiful temporary home.  What a delight and treat for us to have all our immediate family with us.
Wising those of you who celebrate Christmas a very special time.  God Bless ♥

1 comment:

Kristi Kyle said...

This is so clever - love how it turned out!