Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jigsaw Puzzle Picture

My husband received a jigsaw puzzle as a gift.  He spent quite some time last winter putting it together.  It was so beautiful when it was finished that we decided to frame it.  We hadn't framed a jigsaw picture before so I searched the web to get instructions.

First we had to get all the pieces stuck together.  I used Mod Podge for this step.  I poured it on in strips across the finished puzzle.  Then I used an old card, similar to a credit card to spread it evenly over the puzzle.  Any excess was scraped off.  I put a second coat on after the first one was dry. 

Next he went to the lumber yard and purchased lumber to make the frame.  After he had it built he brought in stain samples to get my opinion on the best one to use.  When he showed me the one you see in the finished product I told him THAT WAS THE ONE!  I thought it was perfect

I purchased a foam core to to fit the frame.  He slipped the puzzle onto the foam core and attached the frame.  It's now hanging on our living room wall.  This project was so rewarding.  If you have a jigsaw enthusiast in your family, give it a try.  It would make a great gift.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Art

I've really been lax in posting here lately.  Still fighting fatigue from 'the bug'.  So many things to do and so little energy.  My energy level is about minus 10.

Today I did get some of my garden art pieces to a nursery that was interested in purchasing them. I took 3 bird baths and 2 garden totems.  They purchased them all.  If they sell I'll be taking more to them.  I just need to get more made.  I want to make some solar lights and garden ladies. Here are a couple of the bird baths.  I'm searching for photos of the other one and the two totems.  I thought I had taken photos of all my garden art, but maybe a missed a few.