Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1st Altered Puzzle

 I did my first altered puzzle! Altered puzzles have been another one of those items on my long list of "want to try" projects... Well, I finally did it!
 VOILA! It was a 24 piece Winnie the Pooh puzzle that I got from Dollar General. What's great is that it came in a great little tin that I can alter later. So for those of you out there who like to (or have ever wanted to) alter puzzles or Altoids tins, go to the Easter section of Dollar General for a super deal! Or just go find any other random puzzle, they all work great!
 A doodle monsterpiece with some flower confetti. I used my cheapo rotary tool to sand down the piece edges after putting paper on them. When you use the exacto knife to cut around the piece, there are still rough paper pieces that kinda overhang the edges. Sanding them with the little tool really helped the pieces actually fit back together again.
And some wire elements on this piece. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out... Honestly, I had a hard time focusing and actually FINISHING it. I just had to think of each piece as a puzzle piece-shaped inchie. That made it a little easier to complete, even though I think I slacked on several pieces.

Anyhoo, happy Tuesday! I hope springtime is treating you well, and my condolences to those of you with allergies right now...

21 comments:

Lynlee said...

Love this! I have to try one :)

Mallory said...

I feel you on having Craft ADD with this. I started mine over a year ago and haven't finished it yet. Woops!

hannelore_cossins said...

Gorgeous! Great idea never seen it before but it works so well.

NuminosityBeads said...

I've been picking up those vintage preschool puzzles lately for altering. In fact I just finished one this week and am working on another,
I just couldn't show it because it's a present for someone. I'll let you know when it's up.
It's really fun but isn't it hard to piece it together now when the picture isn't contiguous ( I think that's the right word) I was having a hard time just with a six piece puzzle. What does that tell me about my development!

This piece is absolutely delightful, Kira!
xoxo Kim

Bibliocat said...

That is the coolest art piece (pieces) I have seen. Wonderful idea!

kszwahl said...

Looks wonderful!

Amy Petz said...

I love this idea and want to do it with my kids. I think I will divide the pieces up between me and the kids for a group art project. Love your site (found it through Pinterest). And LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name of your blog! I snort laughed when I read it. Keep up the good work!

Teach1 said...

I love this! I want to make something like this with pictures for my maid of honor. What materials did you use to make this?

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

That would be fun to use photos! I just used a cheap puzzle from the dollar store, gluestick, misc papers, and used an X-ACTO knife to cut the shapes. Once the glue was dry, I used a rotary tool to smooth the edges, but that's optional!

Tamara Thomas said...

Great job and terrific idea! I'm adding it to my mile long list of projects. I would love to do it with students, too. Love your blog name!!! I just imagine the SNL commercial.

Olivia Winn said...

super love this. when i become a teacher i am going to have my students do this on this first day of school and ill hang it on the wall the whole year!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great idea! and it turned out amazing!

Cody said...

This is AWESOME! you did a great job!

TANDYZ said...

could you cover the pieces in polymer clay cane work that would be interesting

TANDYZ said...

Could you use polymer clay as well....that would be interesting also. thanks for sharing!

TANDYZ said...

could you cover the pieces in polymer clay cane work that would be interesting

LuckyRedHen said...

What a neat project, I love it! Thanks for sharing (I spied it on Pinterest and repinned). And I ADORE your blog name, so clever ;)

simonbse said...

Genius, pure genius. Thanx for the idea!

Shelley Carroll said...

I just found your blog. Fabulous projects!
I featured your altered puzzle in my Crafty Christmas round up.
Here's the link:
http://seeshellspace.blogspot.com/2013/08/christmas-wishes-in-august.html

Hugs!
Shelley

FLORA MOATAMED said...

Oh you are so creative thanks for sharing, x

Denise Johnson said...

I am having our 5 grandkids (ages 3 to 15) up for a week this summer and have found some fun crafts for them to do but I have to say this one is my favorite. I never thought of decorating the back of old puzzles! so so clever! I found you through pinterest (I am addicted to that darn site! lol) cant wait to try it! thanks again!