DIY puzzle

For this DIY puzzle you will need:

  • Blank puzzle
  • Printer
  • Picture
  • Tissue paper + printer paper
  • Stick & Spray
  • Decoupage varnish-glue
  • Paint brush
  • Tapestry Knife
  • Scissors

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First, spray the regular printer paper with the stick and spray and apply the tissue paper with as little creases as possible.

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Cut off the excess tissue paper and clean up the edges

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Measure the length and width of your puzzle and make your selected photo the same size. Place the tissue paper in the printer and print out the picture.

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Cut around the photo before removing the tissue paper from the printer paper.

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Carefully remove the tissue paper from the printer paper. It may roll together so use something to hold it down and flatten a little

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Apply the decoupage glue to your puzzle pieces only and apply the picture.

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Apply a coat of the decoupage varnish-glue on top to set the photo in place and to give it a little shine.

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Let it dry and carefully cut around the puzzle pieces with a thin sharp knife.

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Clean up all the edges and take the puzzle apart to properly separate all the pieces

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Put the pieces together and you can also add the full picture to a box so you have a photo to go after and a place to keep your pieces. I made this from an empty box of chocolate and brown paint and glued on the picture with a white paper frame around it.

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Now you have a puzzle which is a great gift with a little personal touch. The picture can be of anything and so it can make a great Mother’s day gift with a  personalised message or photo.

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