Monday, April 25, 2011

Puzzle piece picture frame tutorial

We will be making a picture frame decorated in puzzle pieces.
This project is fun to do with older children as well.

You will need:
a puzzle
cardboard (one thick and one thin)
hot glue gun & glue sticks

First cut out a 6 by 8 (for a 4 by 6 picture) piece of hard card board (I used a diaper box).
Trace your picture on.
Cut out the center of your cardboard. Be sure to leave extra cardboard on so your picture doesn't fall out.
Put your picture behind the it framed nicely?
Glue THREE sides of your thin cardboard onto the back. I used a Wheat Thins box.

Pick out your puzzle pieces.
I picked colors that were bright and had fun designs.
Glue your first layer on. Let them hang over the edge of your frame.
Glue on more pieces covering all of the cardboard. I angled my pieces so some of them weren't flat.
Slide your picture into the frame. And you are all done!
Decorate a room with it on a shelf
OR on a wall


  1. Love your picture frame, and I think it's a really cute idea for scrapbookers too!... Thanks for sharing how-to, and have a great weekend! ~tina

  2. Thanks for the compliment! I never thought about using puzzle pieces in scrapbooking...thanks for the idea!

  3. SO cute! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also an awesome giveaway to go with the party, so you should check it out.
    I hope to see you soon!

  4. This is a great project and perfect for he puzzle pieces left after a few have disappeared. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love finding crqafts that I can have my kids do too! Stopping by from Marketing Mondays at the Treehouse and I am your latest follower - hope you can stop by soon and return the favor.

  6. Looks like fun! My kids would have loved doing this when they were younger.

    I just hopped over from SJ's Creative Blogger party. I have a party, as well, and would love to have you join me there. The link goes up on Wednesday nights.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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