Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wood photo puzzle

I saw this wonderful idea and could not resist making one for my family, but I wanted to do mine with photos instead of pictures. After reading her tutorial, I tried to think of another way to make these because the idea of sanding and cutting the blocks didn't sound too fun, plus we don't have a saw to cut it. So I went through the boys' toys and found a wooden puzzle with pictures on it that I bought at a farmer's market. I never really cared for it, so I didn't mind one bit using them. The blocks were a little bigger, 1 3/4"x 1 3/4". I used a 5X7 photo that I cut down to 5x5 and then matted it with cardstock to fit the 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" I needed for the blocks. I cut each square to fit the blocks and then use mod podge to seal it on. It actually turned out good with the photos and my boys will actually love putting these together!

I am actually thinking about making one for each of my boys and will probably use wooden building blocks (the ones with alphabets and pictures on them) that you can get at Walmart for the other ones. I tested a picture of them and they seemed to lay flat and stay on just fine.Walmart has some great crafts boxes to put the puzzle in. Put a little of scrapbook supplies on it and it is a great container for the puzzle.


Cindy said...

Great craft and even better that your boys will love doing a puzzle with their family's picture...I'll have to keep this in mind for when I finally get some grandbabies :)

Thanks for linking to Mi4M!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Can you add my button to your post --I did go ahead and feature you so you can grab an I've been featured button for your side bar.
Merry Christmas

Word Designer said...

I love the idea of a familiar photo for a puzzle. And the box to keep it in is just the perfect touch. Thank you.

Happy New Year!

Word Designer

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love this --it would be fun for a graduation "card" with one side being their kindergarten pic and the other side their High School grad pic


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