I have a little girl who I love to pieces, and she loves puzzles. This easy project is the perfect Valentine's card for her—I know she will love putting together a puzzle of herself! It’s much more personal than anything from the store, and the total cost—including printing the picture—came to just 43 cents. You can also add a personal message to the back side of the puzzle to make it even more special!

Materials Needed:

  • Large craft sticks
  • Photo
  • Colorful paper (optional)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Craft knife
  • Envelope


  1. Line up the craft sticks and adhere your photo and craft paper (optional) with Mod Podge.
  2. Paint a coat of Mod Podge on the top, as well.
  3. Once your glue is completely dry, turn your project over and add a message to the back, if desired.
  4. Working from the back, use your craft knife to cut along the lines of each craft stick, cutting through the picture on the front.
  5. I used an envelope left over from my Christmas cards and printed "Love you to pieces" directly on the envelope.
  6. Place the puzzle pieces inside the envelope and seal it with a kiss!

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