A Fun Little Project

One of the presents I got for our friends Mike and Lauren for Christmas was a little cat puzzle. It turned into a project we did together, which was a lot of fun. At first we thought OMG! This is going to be a nightmare, but it really wasn’t. It actually didn’t take us too long to finish the puzzle, even though all the pieces were confusing at first. We finished in two sessions of about 1 1/2-2 hours each. After finishing it, we all decided we needed a good way to showcase our masterpiece, or in this case, our catserpiece. šŸ™‚ So I put on my creative thinking cap to figure out the best way to display our beautiful catserpiece.

Lauren had brought over a piece of wood to mount the puzzle, but then I added more special touches to it. We are all very pleased with how it turned out. In fact, so much so, that I am already planning on doing this again.

This is a wooden puzzle and many of the pieces were cut into cat shapes. This is the back side of the completed puzzle before I added the glue.

After assembly.

We were so pleased with ourselves and our accomplishment that we had to capture the moment. šŸ™‚ Yes, those are still Christmas decorations in the background. We forgot to put them away when we took down all our Christmas decorations, and it has kind of become a running joke at this point.

After the puzzle was completed, I placed pins all around to hold it in place. Then I spread wood glue over the entire puzzle. When the wood glue dried, I added a coat of MOD glue as well. When the glue was dried on the front, I added another coating of wood glue on to the back so I could mount it on the wood. But before mounting it, I added a colorful edging around the wood, again tacking it down with more wood glue.

All that was needed to finish off our fun little project was to add a hanging wire on the back. It is all done now. Lauren said she had the perfect place on her wall for our fun little project and memory maker. We already know there will be more of these in our future. It was just another good way to spend time with our good friends. šŸ™‚

Be as creative as you like and make the world more fun. Have a great day Everyone. Stay safe, stay well and most importantly, have fun! šŸ™‚ ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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