Snowflake Wreath Made of Leftover Puzzle Pieces

Use leftover puzzle pieces to make a snowflake wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWhen my daughter first started elementary school, I (over) enthusiastically put my name down as a volunteer for everything.  Yes, I was that mom. Which is how I found myself as 1st grade “Room Parent”.

And as part of that gig, I was tasked with creating a classroom art project for the school’s Winter Arts Festival’s silent auction. Say what?! The challenge: create a project led by 6 and 7 year olds to warrant a few bids at the silent auction and earn $ for the school. Did I miss this in the job description write-up?!

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While this wreath was created with 25 wiggly first graders, it can be just as easily crafted with one coffee-drinking adult! Peruse the kids game collection or scour your local thrift store ’cause it’s time to put the pieces together.

Supplies:
– Puzzle pieces (I used a medium size puzzle piece)
– White spray paint + primer
Glitter craft paint
Mod Podge
– Craft glue (this is my go to fave glue)
– 1″ craft mirrors
– Popsicle sticks
– Craft scissors
– Cardstock
– Cardboard wreath form (I used an 18″ size)

Puzzling Step #1:
Lay the puzzle pieces out on an old sheet and give each side a spray of paint + primer.
Time to put the pieces together...

Puzzling Step #2:
Once dry, add glittery craft paint to the front of each little puzzle piece. Yes, this is a little time-consuming so put on a good TV show or some motivating music!

To add some variety and depth to the wreath, I glued some puzzle pieces together to make larger flakes.
Time to put the pieces together...

Puzzling Step #3:
To make the job of adhering individual, glittery puzzle pieces together to form a snowflake shape, I cut cardstock circles on which to glue the pieces. Once all the snowflakes were glued together, a small 1″ craft mirror was added.
Time to put the pieces together...

Puzzling Step #4:
Add some popsicle sticks for extra support to the large snowflakes. After giving the sticks a simple spray of white paint, I cut three sections out of one stick and glued them to the back of each snowflake. This is an optional step but I didn’t want pieces breaking off.

And while I had the spray can out, I gave my wreath form a coat of color as well. Once dry, I covered it with some of the glittery acrylic paint.
Use puzzle pieces to create a snowflake wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

Puzzling Step #5:
Now the fun part! Arranging your snowflakes onto the wreath form. Simply put, just glue and place. Once everything is set, add a layer of Mod Podge over the ‘flakes for extra security.
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Puzzling Step #6:
I wound up with a couple extra snowflakes that couldn’t fit onto the wreath. So, I hung the last two snowflakes in the center by gluing fishing wire to the cardstock circle. I cut a second cardstock circle and sandwiched the fishing wire in the middle. The other end of the fishing wire was wrapped around the wreath form and hidden under the bow.

Add a pretty bow and hang on your door.
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23 thoughts on “Snowflake Wreath Made of Leftover Puzzle Pieces

  1. Patty says:

    Great idea! I have a few puzzles with missing pieces I think I will use to try this. I love the name of your blog also because your right, even when frazzled we can dazzle!

  2. Cecilia says:

    Coming over from the Share It One More Time party! I love this! It caught my eye right away and I just had to know how you created it. And wow, with first graders. I’m impressed! Very, very cool. I would buy it at your school fair. 🙂

  3. Alison says:

    These are seriously cute! My husband and I love puzzles, and a puzzle wreath would be completely fitting as a decoration around here. We’ll have to give this a try for next Christmas!

  4. Carolyn G. says:

    I love this project idea! Will definitely get some puzzles and keep this in my project stockpile for grandchildren visits. My granddaughters always want to do a craft project at Ama’s house. Thanks for sharing.

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