As a crafter, you are probably familiar with the thought, “I bet I could make that myself.” Well, that is precisely how today’s design came to be! See how I was able to turn that thought into my very own DIY puzzle, and how you can do the same.
Ooo, Cressida, you are such a cutie!
Like most people these days, my family is spending an increased amount of time in our home. Because of this, we’ve been doing more puzzles together. One time, I ordered a custom puzzle for my son featuring a favorite photo, and he LOVED it! So much so, that whenever we take a fun photo of him, he now asks if I can turn it into a puzzle.
As you can imagine, ordering custom puzzles every time my son asks for it would get pretty expensive pretty quick! So, I started to wonder if I could make them myself. And, thus, my DIY puzzle design was born!
You can use any photo you’d like with this puzzle design; and, as long as you have a printer and a cutting machine, you can make as many puzzles as your heart desires!
How to Make
Since there a fair amount of setup in Cricut Design Space even before you send this one to cut, I decided to make a video explaining the whole process.
Once you know how to set this one up, it’s really not difficult to do! And, if you don’t want to wait patiently for glue to dry and your cutting machine to make 50,000 passes through the chipboard, you can always make a “quick and easy” puzzle to keep the kiddos happy. Simply print out the design on some cardstock, and you’re on your way!
You can even make your puzzle double-sided, like I did. 2-in-1 for the win!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun designs available on my blog!
Enjoy putting your new puzzle-making skills to use! Who will you be making your first puzzle for?
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