Last night, I cleaned out my art cabinet and came across a bag of red and pink puzzle pieces leftover from my preschool teaching days. I didn't want to throw them away and it is almost Valentine's Day, so....can you stand just one more craft made from stray puzzle pieces?
I really like this one, it is very festive and RED ~ my favorite decorating color! It is also very simple to make, although a bit different from the method I have used in the past.
In the past, I have glued my pieces to a cardboard shape. However, this time, I wanted the garland to appear airy and light, so I just glued the pieces to one another, without a backing. In order to make sure that they did not stick to the paper, I slipped a piece of wax paper over my template so the glue would peel away much easier if stuck.
I gave my finished word a quick coat of Mod Podge when assembled.
While I was waiting for the letters to dry, I grabbed a spool of red thread and some buttons I had leftover from my Christmas Yarn Tree project and started threading. I added the buttons to a doubled up line in no particular order. I simply looped each button, without knotting them on the string until I was happy with the look.
Lastly, I glued my letters to a few buttons on the garland and hung it up with two tacks.
Voila! Happy Valentine's Day!
I know that I am very partial to red and while I don't generally decorate for Valentine's Day, I'm really happy with the way this one turned out!
Be honest...are you sick of these puzzle pieces?