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Framed Puzzle

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Our family gift for Christmas from my In-Laws was a beautiful 2000 piece puzzle.  We spent the next two weeks working on it, some days non-stop!  After all that effort and time, there was no way it was going back in the box.  It was going to be framed!

We had a piece of ply wood cut just slightly larger than the picture, then used some puzzle glue to glue the pieces in place on top of the plywood board.  No wanting to buy a frame and glass, I used a frame from a picture I no longer liked.  The frame, unfortunately was too big.  After pondering for a bit, (and honestly the solution should have been instantaneous, but wasn’t!  It’s so embarrassing.) I thought of adding trim to the frame to cover the gaps.

Once my brain started functioning again, it also occurred to me that trim could be added to any frame you wanted to repaint.  Some frames have wimpy moulding for the picture it holds, so adding trim would make the frame look more substantial.  Brilliant I tell you!

puzzle framed before

Here is the picture before the trim was added. You can see on the left and right where the gaps are.

closeup gap

Close up of the problem.

trim being glued

Went to Lowes, and for $10.00, bought two pieces of small decorative trim. I used silicon adhesive to attached the wood to the glass and frame.

closeup trim

The plan was to paint it white and leave it all white. But after several coats, It just look flat and boring.  I ended up sanding it a bit and adding some walnut stain to it.  Much happier now. 😀

after

The sun wouldn’t let me take a good picture (yes, it is the sun’s fault, not the operator of the camera.), but here is the finished picture. Now that the picture is hung with anchors and screws, I think I’m moving it to another location in the house. Thank goodness I’m an expert spackle-er!

 

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DIY Project Ideas for Summer

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Pinterest has been a fun and addictive place to get ideas and inspiration.  The problem with me is that I pin something awesome to my board, and I never see it again.  I’m collecting, not actually doing.

So I went through my DYI Ideas and Craft Ideas board and picked out some of the projects that I may actually try this summer.  Lords knows I need to keep myself busy or I will go coocoo.  Many of these projects are great gift ideas too.

Click on the picture to view the source and instructions.

Photo Frame Display 

I have so many un-used frames.  Spray painting them all one color would help unite them.

 DIY Night Stand

Handcrafted Mason Jar Pendant Chandelier  w/ Rustic Vintage Style Wood Crate CanopyDIY Chandelier

 

Fabric Covered Desk

Yarn Balls

Yarn is plentiful at my house!  What color would you like? 😉

Pinned ImageModPodge Marriage or Birth Certificate

This is a great idea! Get a copy of a marriage or birth certificate or even a copy of a degree or diploma.

Handmade Bookmarks

This makes me smile!  How cute it would be to give to grandparents. 

Map Decorated Candles

The map is ModPodged to the candle.  I love the idea of taking a section of a map from your favorite vacation and gluing to the candle. 

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