DIY  •  Photo Puzzle

diy-photo-puzzle-main


When I saw this done on another person’s blog, I knew I needed to do it and send it to Jordan for a cute Valentine. I just loved the cleverness of it all. Simple. Sweet. Fun.

I couldn’t find a canvas bag, so I opted to work with what I had, including the paper bag shape we made in the Hello There Silhouette class. I also used the chevron design from Background Basics to create the print+cut design for the paper bag design.

This is what I started out playing with. 

diy-photo-puzzle-ideas


As you can see, I loved the idea of lace and such. Lots of fun goodies to have added to it. But when I took off the wrapper for the craft sticks, for some reason, I just loved that look and thought it would make a great background for a cut title.


So here’s what you can do to make it.

1. Lay out the sticks to match the length of your photo.

diy-photo-puzzle-layout-sticks

2. Mod Podge the back of your photo.

diy-photo-puzzle-apply

3. Lay the sticks evenly across the back. Be sure to keep the top/bottom lines of the sticks as straight as possible.

diy-photo-puzzle-sticks-half

4. Apply Mod Podge to the front of your photo and let it dry.

diy-photo-puzzle-modpodge3

5. Write a sentiment on the back. I used a Sharpie marker.

diy-photo-puzzle-backside

6. Use an X-acto knife to cut the photo into pieces. I used a metal ruler to help me keep a straight line. 

diy-photo-puzzle-cutting

7. Voila! It’s marvelous!

diy-photo-puzzle-all-cut

8. Decorate your holding device. In this case, I used the paper bag element from the Hello There Silhouette class as my holding device. I decided to use the craft paper that held the sticks together as a background to the cut cardstock title ‘Love You To Pieces.’ Then I accented with a couple of 3D embellishments.

diy-photo-puzzle-main-closeup

I’m really excited to send this to Jordan.
I think she’s going to love it!

And today is my 26th anniversary. 
Love this guy.

anniversary-26

2017-09-04T15:47:21+00:00 February 12th, 2014|diy, projects|15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Tammy Joyce February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    You did an awesome job. It turned out great. I know she will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Valmay Court February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats on 26 years I know how great the feeling is I have been married to the love of my life for 41 years & going strong. Love the puzzle photo & I am sure Jordan will too Cheers from Oz Valmay :-)

  3. Heather Parry February 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Great project! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  4. kelly thompson February 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    really love this – very easy and great fir kids!

  5. Cheryl :) February 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    What a fun project!!! Jordan will love it. AND Have a wonderful Anniversary!

  6. Trish February 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! A long and happy marriage is one of life’s beautiful gifts! Your Valentine to Jordan is wonderful, can’t wait to make one for my sweet daughter!

  7. yolande k February 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Félicitations Kerri !!! et merci pour cette idée que je trouve géniale !
    Biz’

  8. Cherri February 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    What a fun project and you did a great job. She will love it! Thank you for sharing it. I’ll make one for my granddaughter for Easter I think.

  9. Lorretta Shughrue February 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Love this! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Anniversary! = )

  10. Katie Jones February 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    What a fabulous idea! Jordan will just love receiving this! You dressed up your little chevron envie so cutely. I need to make more of those – I just love them! Congrats on your wedding anniversary!

  11. Nashonne February 13, 2014 at 6:27 am

    LOVE THIS….won’t be able to do in time for V-day, but may adapt as a “thinking of you”/”missing you” puzzle.

    Hope you had an awesome day celebrating 26 years!!

  12. Nita K. February 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    That is such a cute puzzle! Will have to do this for my kiddos.

    Happy anniversary to you!

  13. Pamela McGillin February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Lovely, lovely gift.

  14. Anna February 14, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You guys are such a cute couple! Hope you have much happiness always :) And Happy Valentine’s too!

  15. Rhadonda February 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This puzzle was a genius idea!!! Thanks for sharing. Would love to do this for my niece and nephew. Belated Happy Anniversary!!!

Leave A Comment