Homemade Christmas Gift – Make a Puzzle
I love being a part of the PSA Stamp Camp Design Team. I get to be the first to try out all of the PSA Essential Stamps and I get monthly challenges to create with them. Lately I have been using my stamps to make some fun homemade Christmas gifts for the kids, like this easy Number Learning Game and this Princess Sparkle Wand. Here’s another simple homemade Christmas gift, a Snowflake Tile Puzzle & Gift Box, perfect as a stocking stuffer for the older kids or even adults.
Supplies to Make a Puzzle
- PSA Essentials Fancy Flakes
- PSA Essentials Country Home
- PSA Essentials Espresso & Turquoise 2 Color Ink
- PSA Essentials Stamp Centering Guide
- (16) Loew Cornell 1.5″ Woodsie Squares
- tape (I used clear packing tape, but painters tape might work better.)
- Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer
- Mini Square Paper Mache Box
- white card stock
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- EK Success 2″ Scallop Punch
- scrapbook paper
- Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller
How to Make a Puzzle
1. Lay out 16 wooden square tiles in a 4 x 4 square pattern. Carefully place strips of tape over all of the squares, holding them together in the 4 x 4 pattern.
2. Carefully flip the squares that are all tapes together over. The tape underneath will hold them together while you stamp on them.
3. Stamp a snowflake at each four corner intersection.
4. Spray the stamped tiles with acrylic sealer and let dry.
5. Remove tape from tile puzzle pieces.
6. Use some scrapbooking paper, the scallop cutter and paper trimmer, dot adhesive, and another snowflake stamp to decorate the top of the paper mache gift box.
7. Store the tile puzzle pieces in the gift box and use as a stocking stuffer or holiday gift.
Less symmetrical stamps would make this puzzle easier for younger kids. And you could use any brand of stamps, but the PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps made this such a quick and simple project. For great deals and giveaways follow PSA Essentials on Facebook and find more creative stamping ideas on the PSA Stamp Camp Blog.
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