Thursday, January 8, 2015

Puzzle Review- Create a Puzzle from a Favorite Photograph

Do you have a favorite photograph that you would like to use for a gift?  How about turning it into a puzzle?

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzles
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzles by lighthouseenthusiast
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You can make your own puzzles on the Zazzle website or you can choose from a wide variety of puzzles that Zazzle shopkeepers have listed on their pages. You might choose a favorite photo from a trip or perhaps a photo of a flower from your garden.  Another great use for the Zazzle puzzles is to make a puzzle for a child with a photo of them on the puzzle.  

 The puzzle above was made from a photo I took of Cape Hatteras lighthouse in North Carolina.  This lighthouse is often called "America's Lighthouse".  I love the black and white spiral stripes.  It looks very classic.

Puzzle Features

Zazzle puzzles come in two different sizes.  The 8x10 size has 110 pieces and the 10x14 size has 252 pieces.  All of the puzzles are made of sturdy card stock and are mounted on chipboard.  They come in gift boxes and are easy to wipe clean.  

Here are some more puzzles I have made of my favorite subject Lighthouses.
The first one is on Hilton Head South Carolina.  This is a fairly modern lighthouse, having been first put into service in the 1960's.  It is often seen as the iconic symbol of Hilton Head.


Hilton Head Puzzles
Hilton Head Puzzles by lighthouseenthusiast
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The next puzzle has a photo of Split Rock lighthouse in Minnesota.  This lighthouse sits high on a rock overlooking Lake Superior.

Autumn at Split Rock Lighthouse Puzzle
Autumn at Split Rock Lighthouse Puzzle by lighthouseenthusiast
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Nova Scotia has many beautiful lighthouses.  I photographed this one at Peggy's Cove.  It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in Canada.

5 comments:

  1. What a really neat way to share your photos and have a bit of extra fun with them! We have several people in our family who enjoy putting together puzzles. These puzzles would be beautiful gift ideas.

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  2. Love your lighthouse photos, Mary Beth and your photos make gorgeous puzzles. I should do one of the Tybee Island (Georgia) lighthouse as my daughter & son-in-law were married there 20 years ago!

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  3. What a great idea! Lighthouses would make beautiful puzzles .

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  4. This is a fantastic idea, and what a great gift idea for something personal for a special occasion - even a couples wedding photo can be gifted this way - or a photo that was taken privately and the couple only get to see it when they put the photo together! so many things you can do with this!

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  5. Thanks! I am always looking for novel gift ideas for teen grandchildren - something that is fun and interesting to them. A photo puzzle has great possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

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