Repurposed Inspiration: Mixed Media Puzzle Collage

mixd media puzzle art

It is so fun to repurpose something and make it your new favorite craft supply!  I have seen puzzle art on Pinterest and decided to try it.

puzzle collage start

I purchased this 24 piece puzzle at Dollar Tree for $1.00 and had so much fun making an  experimental piece of art.

puzzle collage step 2

I have files full of art images I tear out of magazines.  It was easy to trace the shape of the puzzle piece on each colorful image and cut to be the shape of each individual piece.  I attached the images with glue stick, slowly covering the original puzzle kitty cat image.

puzzle collage

I tried to have an assortment of faces, and recognizable things like birds and trees with various words as well for background interest.  I like the idea that you see something different each time you look at the piece.

mixd media puzzle art closeup 1

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I attached the puzzle  to a 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas and applied jewelry findings to decorate the top and bottom edges.  Last, I used glue stick to adhere FREE MAGAZINE FONT for my new favorite saying!

mixd media puzzle art



  1. Sun fun!! Great idea for one of those “There’s nothing to do!!” days when the grands visit the farm this summer. I knew there was a good reason why I hadn’t chucked the box of paper, fabric and misc. scraps.

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