Doing jigsaw puzzles may be a favorite hobby of yours. Learn to hang your finished puzzles for display using a few simple items. Jigsaw puzzles come in a variety of sizes and numbers of pieces. Some puzzles take a long time to assemble and you feel like you achieved a goal by finishing them. There are simple ways to preserve your jigsaw puzzle and attach it to a board for hanging in your home or gallery.
Slide old newspaper under your completed puzzle to protect your furniture or work surface.
Apply puzzle glue or Mod Podge with a craft sponge on a stick to the top of the puzzle. Coat the puzzle evenly with the glue. This will seal the puzzle together and act as a protectant for the surface. Allow the layer of glue to dry completely. Apply two coats of puzzle glue allowing it to dry between layers. This will ensure a good seal over the puzzle.
Poke two holes into the middle of the foam board. This will be your holes for the wire to hang your puzzle. Slide the foam board under your puzzle. Use a craft knife to cut the foam board to the size of your puzzle by tracing around its edges.
Slide the puzzle off of the foam board. Apply wood glue over the entire foam board, staying about an inch inside the edges. Pick up the puzzle by each side and carefully lay it on the foam board. Press down on the puzzle to flatten it out to the foam board. Allow the glue to fully dry, adhering the puzzle to the foam board.
Cut a long piece of the 20 gauge craft wire with the wire cutters. Twist the ends of the wire to make hooks. Hook the ends of the wire into each of the holes in the back of the foam board. You now have a hanger on the back of your puzzle.
Hammer a nail into the wall where you want to hang your puzzle. Use the wire to hang the puzzle on the wall. Adjust it accordingly until it is hanging straight.
Things You'll Need
- Old newspaper
- Puzzle glue or Mod Podge
- Craft sponge on a stick
- Foam board
- Craft knife
- Wood glue
- 20 gauge craft wire
- Wire cutters