Over the years we have had quite a few puzzles. Usually we are pretty good at not losing the pieces, but there have been a few that have disappeared (with the dog’s help). Like the crafting hoarder that I am, I’ve saved them, waiting for the perfect craft. This week we recycled the puzzle pieces into this pretty puzzle piece wreath ornament!
The number of puzzle pieces you will need for your puzzle piece wreath may vary depending on the size of your puzzle pieces.
For our wreath we used 7 pieces that are approximately 1 1/4″ long.
Using plenty of Elmer’s School Glue, we glued the pieces together to form a circle.
We let our wreath dry overnight.
Once it was dry, we painted the wreath with green acrylic paint.
Again, we let it dry.
We wanted a bit of sparkle, so we painted it again, this time with some gold glitter glue. (After all, glitter makes it all better!)
Then we glued on small red beads.
Once it was dry, we tied on a piece of red yarn to hang it with and glued on a small red bow.
An alternative idea, for kids who may not want to wait, or for doing this in a larger group setting, is to have the puzzle pieces painted ahead of time, ready to glue together.
This simple puzzle piece wreath ornament is the perfect way to recycle old puzzles this season.
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