Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gift Idea #15 - Puzzle Piece Mini Album

25 Days of Gifts

#15 - Puzzle Piece Mini Album

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend...today I have a mini album to share with you that I made out of those giant floor puzzles.

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This piece is approx. 5-6" across but the actual pages inside are about 3 1/2" square which is tucked in the upper left corner of the puzzle piece.

To make this book you will need 2 pieces of the puzzle that are exactly the same. I have found that there are usually there are 4-5 of each shape in one of those floor puzzles so it shouldn't be any trouble.

I used ribbon as the closure but you can use whatever you have on hand...string; fiber; torn strip of fabric...it's a very versatile design.

The best thing about using the puzzle pieces is they are so easy to alter. They take paints; ink and other mediums very well. I have used alcohol inks, gesso, crackle paints, and so much more!

Extra Idea!

If you're giving an album like this as a gift,

consider assembling a small section of a regular sized puzzle,

decorate it in the same fashion for the tag!

Take care and have a wonderful Saturday everyone!!

5 comments:

  1. Love it and it was just what I was looking for. Thanks so much.
    Caryl

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  2. What a clever idea...who would have thought of this?! (besides you of course). I don't have any of those large puzzle pieces, but I do have mat-board that I can cut to shape!

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