DIY Upcycled Puzzle Art

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aleene’s. All opinions are my own.

DIY Upcycled Puzzle Art

Looking for a way to upcycle an old puzzle with missing pieces? Try turning it into a brand new art piece!

Puzzle Art

Today I’ve partnered with my friends at Aleene’s to show you how you can transform an old puzzle into an adorable work of art using their tacky glue and gloss decoupage. This DIY is so easy to make and the creative possibilities are endless. I chose a leaf as my art design but you can create a star, heart, boat, cloud - the list goes on and on. Display this in the kids room, play room, or even in your craft room. All you need are the materials below and a little creativity to start making!

What You'll Need

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Aleene’s Premium Decoupage Gloss

Picture Frame

Cardstock In Desired Color


Section Of A Completed Puzzle 

Spray Paint In Desired Color


How To

Step 1) Cut your cardstock so that it fits perfectly in your picture frame. Then, cut out your desired shape in the middle.

Cutting shape for art

Step 2) Take a section of your completed puzzle (with no missing pieces) and place it onto your picture frame backing. Do not glue it on yet, just make sure that it fits onto the backing with no pieces coming off of the edges.


Step 3) Spray paint your puzzle pieces in your desired color and allow to dry completely.

Painted puzzle

Step 4) Use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to glue the puzzle pieces onto the picture frame backing. 

Gluing puzzle

Step 5) Add a coat of Aleene’s Premium Decoupage Gloss on top of your puzzle using a paintbrush - a small amount really goes a long way. Allow to dry completely. This step helps to seal everything together nicely plus it provides a little extra shine to your art once it is dry.

Painting decoupage on puzzle

Complete your project by placing your cardstock in your frame first, followed by the puzzle piece backing. Clip the back of the frame so that it’s shut and display your brand new work of art! Puzzle Art