Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons!

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in 4th of July, Christmas, Crafts, Easter, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Valentines | 7 comments

 

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Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons!

Do you have some old puzzles that have some pieces missing? If not, you can find them easily at garage sales and thrift stores. Puzzles are frustrating when there are pieces missing so might as well recycle them into some puzzle piece crafts.

I’ve included a few ideas that I have done and then rounded-up lots more for all seasons of the year! Hope they come in handy!

To get started, on a nice calm day, place puzzle pieces in a box and spray paint. If  painting each piece by hand with acrylic paints, the paint stays better on the back side of the puzzle pieces. Otherwise, spray paint is fine on the front.

Paint  pieces with many different colors. It’s a good way to use up extra spray paint, right? You will want a variety of colors so you have them on hand for any season. Let dry and bag them according to color.

Red for Valentines, Apples, Christmas

Green for Christmas Trees, wreaths, Spring leaves, aliens or monsters

Yellow for sun, Easter Cross, lions

Orange for pumpkins, fall leaves

Pink for Valentines

Black for Halloween bats, faces on pumpkins

White for lambs, bunnies, snowflakes, snowmen

Brown for reindeer, trees

 

Here are ideas for each season:

Winter:

 

Wreaths – Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons   grandparentsplus.com

                                                       Wreath from www.timesobserver.com

Place a child’s photo inside the wreath!

Reindeer-

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Go to FamilyCrafts.about.com  for a complete tutorial!

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Go to www.daniellesplace.com

Nine other puzzle piece crafts  from Daniellesplace include: lion, cow, whale, turkey, penguin, Frankenstein, butterflies, baby and giraffes!

Now that should be enough to keep you busy for months! But wait! There’s more!

 

Jesus – The missing piece in Christmas….

I love this one – also from  daniellesplace.com

It makes a wonderful Christmas card!

 

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Candy Cane- 

This is one I have done!

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Santa’ s Hat –

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Go to www.familycrafts

Christmas Tree

Another idea from www.familycrafts

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Here’s another variation with a tutorial on both the tree and wreath.

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                                                                                          Go to www.worldofwhimm

 

Add a little bling to your tree….

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visit :   urbanpaisley.blogspot.com

 

Snowflake

Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons   grandparentsplus.com

                                                                                  From   mamapapabubba.com

Snowman- 

I love this cute snowman!

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                                                                  For complete directions go to  familycrafts.about.com

 Large Snowman

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This is adorable!   Go to thesenorthernskies

Christmas Garland

 

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Go to  CarolineKiberd for complete instructions!

Valentines

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Go to 123toddlerandme

Some adult crafts for inspiration, too! Great looks for your Valentine decor! Sorry, but I found no identification on these photos or websites for these crafts! Please let me know if you know the source!

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Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons

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Spring:

 

Easter Cross

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Go to grandparentsplus.com

 

 

Whimsical Lamb

Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons

Found at  freekidscrafts.com

Spring Tree

No need to paint puzzle pieces if you can find similar colors to create a picture!

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Lamb and Lion

 

Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons

Idea from …  thesenorthernskies

Earth Day Idea

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Visit   freekidscrafts.com

Summer:

 Flowers

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Use puzzle pieces that have muted shades of the same color.

Butterflies

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Complete directions found on Makingfriends.com

Fall:

 

Autumn Trees

Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons

Idea from  meaningfulmama

Pumpkin Place Card

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Go to exquisitelyunremarkable

Apple

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Visit savingcentswithsense.net

I love the brown paper bag background!

Jack-O-Lantern

Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons

Go to  Jadaroo

Turkey

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Miscellaneous Ideas:

I thought this idea was so cute. Imagine it on a card.

  Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons   grandparentsplus.com Go to squidoo

Jewelry

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Found on Folksy

Napkin Rings

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Found on hgtv.com

Framed Name Using Puzzle Pieces – Such a great idea!

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Go to NurseryProject to see this!

Aliens, Monsters, and People

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Found on CreationsbyCheryl

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Found on funfamilycrafts

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Found on AllKidsNetwork

Frames

I like the use of denim puzzle pieces on this frame!

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Go to MakingFriends

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Go to BuggyandBuddy for instructions

This by no means is a complete list of possibilities, but it will give you lots of ideas to try. Perhaps,  more than you need!

Hope you found some new ideas of what to do with your old puzzle pieces!

Thanks for stopping by,

Phyllis

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7 Comments

  1. I was just checking out your post and found myself on the list!! Woo hoo! Thanks so much for including my pumpkin place cards! 🙂 Happy December!

    • Yes, I love them!

  2. These are adorable!! I am putting them on my to do list! Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks!

  3. I’m going to have to start saving those incomplete puzzles for projects like this! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

  4. these are amazing! I will be picking up some cheap puzzles from the Dollar Tree next time I am there.

  5. Some awesome ideas. Now I know what to do with those puzzles with missing pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  6. What great ideas for using those puzzles with the missing pieces. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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