The idea came to me while I was browsing Pinterest. I saw a children’s craft using puzzle pieces. The child had just laid the pieces in a pile that was the shape of whatever they were making. It was cute, but not something you hang on the wall.
I actually had to go out and buy a puzzle from a thrift store, because all the puzzles in our house are toddler-sized. But that only cost a couple of dollars. And putting the puzzle together was really fun too. It had been years since I put together a puzzle that had more than 48 pieces.
I did a quick base coat on each piece.
Then I planned my color scheme by marking each piece with what color I want it to be. It saved me from going crazy remembering what pieces I wanted to paint.
After all the pieces were painted, I attached it to a piece of white paper and gave it a quick coat of Modge Podge.
I felt like there was a little something missing. So I added a small painted heart.
I was originally going to mount the cross to a wood board. But it didn’t look right, so instead, I mounted it to a piece of paper and placed it into a frame that I had bought from a rummage sale. (I have a hoarding problem when it comes to old frames…at least it paid off this time.)I’m really excited to get this one hung on the wall.