Recycled Puzzle Piece Wreath Craft

Recycle those old puzzle pieces into this pretty decorative wreath designed by the Free Kids Crafts Team. This easy wreath is perfect for decorating packages or cards and is a craft that can be completed by all.


John Spilsbury, a London cartographer, and engraver is believed to have produced the first “jigsaw” puzzle around 1760. It was a map glued to a flat piece of wood and then cut into pieces following the lines of the countries. These early puzzles were known as “dissections,” and they were beneficial for teaching geography. Source: Los Angeles Public Library – A Puzzling History of Jigsaw Puzzles

  • White Card Stock
  • Puzzle with Missing Pieces
  • Green Paint
  • Brush
  • Red Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Newspaper
  1. Spread newspaper to protect your work surface
  2. Paint the back of puzzle pieces green. (The front is usually coated with a sealer and will not absorb paint well. Let dry.
  3. Draw a double circle on card stock with two large bowls or a compass.
  4. Cut out the circle for the base of your wreath. Paint green.
  5. Glue the puzzle pieces using photo above as a guide.
  6. Tie on a pretty red ribbon to finish it off. 

    You might also enjoy making this Puzzle Piece Christmas Tree.



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