What do you do when some of your puzzle blocks are missing ?
What do I do ?
Why ofcourse, I upcycle them. But naturally .. Problem solved !
My oldest son is extremely fond of solving puzzles. However with 2 younger brothers around him who enjoy tossing puzzles pieces more than joining them together .. the older one has had it difficult and puzzle blocks go missing. 😦
Inspite of being incomplete, I kept them packed away for the longest time, until recently, when I decided to give them a makeover. (Its just NOT in my nature, to toss them out 🙂 )
So here is a simple pictorial of the transformation.
I gently, wiped these blocks with a slightly damp rag.
Then applied two coats of indigo acrylic, on all sides of the blocks.
When the diecut machine is in progress, I like to cut a bunch of flowers, which i store in egg trays like this :
I found some diecuts that fit perfectly in the squares
I destressed the edges of the diecuts and stamped the letters which spelt FAMILY on one side and BE MINE on the other side.
This how they look after adhering them on one side :-
While one side has the letters which forms FAMILY, the other has letters which stand for BE MINE
Inorder to make these beautiful blocks more durable – I gave them a single coat of modge podge.
So how do you like it ?
Isn’t it really easy ?
I continue to share projects that can inspire my friends and readers with ways to reuse/recycle/repurpose/upcycle household items.
Every decision starts with a very small but firm, first step. I hope you embrace the idea of recycling or repurposing this year.
If you have been recycling already, I would love to read some of your ideas for eco friendly crafts too.
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