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clallen 09-08-2006 09:45 PM

Christmas puzzle wreath
supplies needed:
36 puzzle pieces from a used jigsaw puzzle
green high gloss acrylic or lacquer spray paint
small jar of high gloss red acrylic paint
small round paint brush
red ribbon
gold braid string or yarn

Lay out the puzzle pieces on newspaper.
Spray paint the puzzle pieces green - apply 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry the time listed on the can.
Next lay out a ring of 9 pieces (painted side up) making sure that each piece is touching the other then make another layer gluing 9 pieces on top of the first nine staggering them so that each top piece is over lapping two of the bottom pieces.
Continue the process until there are 4 layers of 9 pieces. Allow the construction to dry overnight (if you are using a glue gun you can continue with next step after the glue has cooled)
With your red paint, dab three little dots of color in bunches around the wreath to make it appear that the wreath has berries.
Attach red ribbon with glue
tie gold string or yarn to the top of ornament and hang.

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