This quick tutorial will show you how to use pieces from a 1000-piece puzzle to make adorable little Christmas ornaments!
Step 1: GATHER SUPPLIES
- Grey-board (cereal box cardboard)
- Pieces from a 1000-piece puzzle
- White Gesso or other primer.
- Acrylic paints
- Glitter glue
- 1/8" ribbon
- Sponge paint brush
Step 2: MAKE BASE
Cut a rough Christmas Tree shape out of grey-board.
Step 3: ADD PUZZLE PIECES
Glue down your first layer of puzzle pieces and allow to dry completely.
Paint the puzzle pieces and the base with Gesso.
Note: I used a sponge brush and stippled the Gesso onto the tree to give it some texture.
Repeat this process until you're happy with the appearance of your tree.
Note: I had a total of 3 layers on my tree.
Paint a final coat of Gesso over the entire tree.
Step 4: PAINT
Paint the tree green and the trunk brown.
Add a thick layer of matching glitter glue.
Step 5: ADD HANGER
Glue a ribbon hanger to the back of the ornament.
For this snowflake version, I glued 3 puzzle pieces evenly spaced from one another onto a grey-board circle.
On top, I added another 3 puzzle pieces centered between them, which formed the perfect snowflake!
I painted the snowflake with Gesso and added glitter glue.
Then I attached the ribbon hanger and was finished!!
Thanks for reading!! Until next time...