How to Mount and Frame 16 x 20 Photo Puzzle
What You’ll Need:
2-Large Foam Core Boards
Black Duct Tape
Puzzle Presto Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver
A Rolling Pin
1-16 x 20 Poster Frame (purchased at Walmart for less than $6)
Step 1: No Glue “Glue” Your Puzzle Together.
First you must flip your completed puzzle over because the puzzle stickers must go on the back. This was pretty simple actually. Much simpler than it would seem. We did our puzzle on top of a piece of foam core board. Then to flip we covered it with a 2nd board and flipped. Now it’s time to stick the puzzle together. Of course you can do this step with actual puzzle glue, but I decided to use this ingenious peel and stick puzzle saver. For a 16 x 20 puzzle you will use 2 full sheets, plus about 1/2 of a 3rd sheet of the Puzzle Presto. The handy grid lines help you cut straight.
Step 2: Secure with Plexiglass and Black Poster Frame.
Next you’ll take the plexiglass provided in the poster frame and lay on top of the puzzle. You’ll discard the cardboard backing of the puzzle frame. Then, slide the four black sides of the frame onto the puzzle itself as shown.
Step 3: Create Cork Frame.
Like I said, you don’t have to go on to this step if you like the simple black frame. But I wanted to share how I created this DIY Cork Frame for our puzzle. First I put the framed puzzle back on top of the foam core board. Centering it, I cut the sides to make them even and the width of my cork tape all around. This is the not-so-fun part. Cutting foam core is not fun, but with an exacto knife, it should go relatively smoothly. Once your board is the width you need, you will use your black duct tape again to secure your puzzle to the foam board.
Step 4: Enjoy Your New Piece of Art!
Didn’t it turn out great!? I just love it and can’t wait to hang it up in our home to enjoy. Now to figure out if other members of the family would also like a photo puzzle of these cuties for Christmas.