DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Christmas Puzzle Wreath
We had a bunch of puzzles
that had missing pieces and were no good to give away.
This was a great project to make use of those puzzles.
- old puzzle pieces
(preferably from a puzzle with
missing pieces *wink*)
- green paint
- paint brush
- large piece of scrap cardboard
- old puzzle pieces (smaller than the first)
- red paint
(These pieces will be the holly on the
- red or gold ribbon to make a bow
- Paint the backs of all the puzzle pieces green.
- Optional: If you are using the smaller red puzzle pieces option
you can paint the backs of these at the same time.
- Give the paint some time to dry. If you use
acrylic paint it will dry in just a matter of minutes.
- You might want to find a scrap piece of cardboard to
build your wreath on. That way you have something
sturdy enough to allow you to move your wreath before the
glue is dry.
- Prepare the base layer by arranging the puzzle pieces in
a circle with the painted side up on your piece of
- We used nine puzzle pieces to make the base. Our
puzzle pieces were quite large, about 3 inches square, so
you will need more or less depending on how large your
puzzle pieces are and how big you want your wreath to be.
- Start the second layer of your wreath by putting glue on
half of two different puzzle pieces then lay the first piece
of the second layer across both puzzle pieces.
- Continue gluing the second layer making sure that each
piece overlaps two pieces from the fist layer. Be
generous with the glue.
- Once the second layer is done repeat the process to make
a third layer being careful to overlap the third layer
pieces across two puzzle pieces from the second layer.
If you painted some smaller puzzle pieces red you can
add them randomly on top of the third layer to make it look
- Tie the ribbon in a bow and glue it to your puzzle
Printable version of these instructions