How to Glue a Puzzle

I love jigsaw puzzles and have done hundreds (and hundreds) in my lifetime. I never glued one together. Until now!

I believe puzzles are meant to kept and solved again, or passed on and enjoyed and solved by others. So why did I finally glue this one together? There are several reasons, but the initial push to give it a try was that Plaid sent me a bottle of their Mod Podge Puzzle Saver (affiliate link here and below). As a Plaid Ambassador, I'm not obligated to use what they send me, but since 2024 is all about learning I wanted to give it a go. 

Once I decided I wanted to glue a puzzle together, the next step was choosing which one. That was easy. I got Trevor this 140-piece bald eagle puzzle by Puzzle A-Round when he was about 7. Even then, it was too easy for him... but he liked the design too much to pass it along to someone else. His bedroom is decorated with raptors of all sorts, with a heavy emphasis on eagles (particularly since he became an Eagle Scout). So after sitting in a box in his room for 10 years, this puzzle will now hang on his bedroom wall. 

Gluing this puzzle together couldn't have been easier and I'm happy to have this puzzle out of the box and displayed where Trevor will enjoy it. 

How to Glue a Puzzle



Put the completed puzzle face up on a piece of parchment paper. Apply a thin coat of Puzzle Saver all over the front of the puzzle, using the foam brush to work it into the spaces between the pieces. Let the glue dry for at least 20 minutes. 

Turn the puzzle over and repeat the process, adding a thin coat of Puzzle Saver to the back of the puzzle. Be sure to work it into the cracks. When that is dry, attach one or more Photo Hangers to the back of the puzzle, depending on its size and weight. Then hang your puzzle and enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. I can't recall when I ever did a puzzle. It requires a lot of patience. Good for you! Now you can frame your pieces!


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