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What exactly are you supposed to do with a puzzle once you’ve finished it? Do you take it apart and work on it again? If you’re like us, you’re more likely to move on to another challenge. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put your old puzzles to good use! This upcycle project from Crafterward turns an old puzzle into an adorable roller skate ornament for your Christmas tree. With Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue and a few simple supplies, you’ll skate your way through this fun upcycle project in no time!
For this easy upcycle project, you’ll want to determine how big you’d like your ornament to be, then take a section of a completed puzzle about the same size.
From a cereal box, cut out the shape of a skate (except for the wheels). Do the same for your section of puzzle, making it slightly larger than the cardboard, which will serve as your ornament base. Glue the cereal box cardboard piece to the back of the puzzle section.
Trim around the edges of the puzzle to create smooth, clean edges. Working in a well-ventilated area, spray paint the front of the puzzle section light blue or desired color. Let it dry.
Paint the larger wood circles white, and the smaller circles pink (or desired colors). Once they’ve dried, use Tacky Glue to glue the smaller circles onto the centers of the larger circles to create the wheels.
Cut a strand of yellow yarn and tie it into a bow to look like roller skate laces.
Cut strands of red, pink and yellow yarn for the rainbow decal on your skate ornament.
Once the spray paint is completely dry on this upcycle project, brush a layer of Decoupage over the front of the skate to seal and add a glossy finish.
Once the decoupage has dried, glue the wheels, rainbow and bow in place on your roller skate ornament. Glue a loop of twine to the back of the ornament to create the hanger. Let everything dry completely.
And that’s it for this easy puzzle upcycle project! What other ornament DIYs would you make out of old puzzles? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share with us!