Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Little Puzzle Fun!

This last Christmas season our daughter Debi was visiting from South Florida with our twin grandchildren Ethan and Elly.

I happened to be in Hobby Lobby before Christmas and spotted a Nativity Scene 18 X 24 size puzzle.  For some reason, after not working on a puzzle for years and years,  this was a "must have" purchase for me.  

I thought it would be fun to set up a card table with a pretty red Christmasy table cloth,  with the puzzle pieces out and ready for any of the grandchildren who happened to be visiting and might like to work on the puzzle.

 Nativity Scene Puzzle

Well!  Of all things, none of the grandchildren seemed at all interested in sitting down to work on the puzzle.

Then, one evening after we finished all the duties of the day, my daughter and I both decided to sit together and "work on the puzzle."

What fun we had!  We sat and talked and talked and visited and had the best time!  She is a whiz at everything she does and this puzzle was no different ... We were finished in no time.

Puzzle Glue

Last week I finally got around to finding "puzzle glue" and an 
18 X 24 "frame"  at Hobby Lobby,  to finish our project.  

Puzzle Glue with Foam Paint Brush
Follow directions for painting on the bottle.  -  It is super easy!

We had such fun working on this puzzle together,  we decided to get some puzzle glue to paint over the puzzle,  and then frame the finished puzzle.  We thought it would make a pretty memory-filled wall-hanging and a future Christmas decoration.  

If you are looking for a fun project to share with family members,  hopefully this post has given you some inspiration.

I hope it has been a very nice, happy and blessed Tuesday wherever you may be.


  1. Beautiful puzzle, Pat and I love how you framed it! I think one of the best parts about puzzles is how they can be done alone or shared with family and friends. I love that! :)
    I was searching online tonight looking for ideas on how to frame puzzles and I came this Peel and Stick Puzzle Saver stuff. Have you ever used it? I may give it a try with the Wysocki Christmas puzzle I just finished this evening. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E67F3WI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

  2. Hello Susan - I feel honored you stopped by Sweet Southern Days. Glad you liked the frame ... Hobby Lobby 40% off brought it down to $15.00. Thanks for the information about the Peel and Stick Puzzle Saver ... I'll look at it on the site you sent with your message.

  3. I like to take puzzles on vacation so those "down times" can be spent working on it. It's really a chance to talk unfettered by the interference of technology. Such a beautiful puzzle you chose!

  4. Oh! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. I had not thought of it quite like that ... But, yes it is worth the time spent together and to be away from the "technology." Thank you for the sweet words about the puzzle......Hobby Lobby has a great selection of puzzles and I loved this one and so did my daughter.