For the past three years, I’ve made monogram puzzle pieces for my sorority’s (Kappa Kappa Gamma) Big Little Reveal. We welcome each new Little to the Lazy Daisy Family with a monogram puzzle piece that connects to their Big’s piece.
They’re super cute and pretty easy to make, so I thought I’d share them with you today!
- Wooden Puzzle Pieces (Mine are from Hobby Lobby)
- Wooden Letters
- Acrylic Paint
- Paintbrushes (various sizes)
- Tacky Glue
- Martha Stewart Crafts
- Scottish Highlands
- Wedding Cake
- Primary Blue
These two pieces are meant to connect to two other pieces that I made previously. You can see a tiny sliver of my Little’s piece in the upper left hand corner of this photo.
I like to start with the yellow and then move on to the white.
I paint right over my pencil lines. After a few coats, the pencil marks will no longer be visible.
There should also be three or so coats of yellow paint on the centers.
These will also require three coats of paint.
Americana is a much thinner paint than Martha Stewart, so more coats are necessary to achieve an even application.
I like to have a few Q-tips handy at this point. Whenever I get blue paint on the white, I quickly lick a Q-tip and clean up the mess!
If the sides aren’t painted, the puzzle pieces will look unfinished. Nobody wants that!!
When gluing wood to wood, I like to apply Tacky Glue with a paintbrush. I like to make sure that the items I’m gluing will not detach.
I absolutely love the way these look!
In reality, both pieces with the letter J connect. I took a square picture though, because I thought it would be cuter! 🙂
Happy Big Little and Happy Crafting!!!