You have completed your awesome puzzle and after all those hours of work it seems a shame to just pack it all up back into its box. Well, there is another option, you could glue your puzzle together and display it instead. It’s really not complicated so here is how to glue a jigsaw puzzle together.
What You Need
Sponge brush / Paint brush
Parchment / Non-sticking plastic
1. Find a hard flat surface to glue your puzzle on. If you have not built your puzzle yet then build it on top of a surface prepared for gluing (see step 2).
2. Protect your surface (the puzzle glue will drip through the puzzle piece grooves). Ideally use parchment paper or non-sticking plastic (you can put a layer of old magazines or newspapers under the parchment or plastic to be extra careful). Make sure your protective layer is slightly larger than your puzzle.
3. Transfer your puzzle onto the surface for gluing. If your puzzle pieces fit tightly together you can just lift it up and on top. If your puzzle is already on a surface suitable for gluing then slide parchment underneath the puzzle. Alternatively move your puzzle in pieces on top of the gluing surface.
4. Check that there is no dust on your puzzle. If there is any dust then use a damp piece of kitchen towel to wipe down your puzzle and allow it to dry.
5. Evenly pour your puzzle glue over the puzzle and use the sponge brush to evenly spread it over the whole puzzle (the glue will appear white at first but do not worry it will dry clear). Try to ensure the glue reaches all the puzzle piece grooves.
6. Clean your puzzle brush with warm soapy water and leave your puzzle to dry for a few hours.
7. Time to flip your puzzle over and glue the back. The puzzle will stick to the parchment / plastic in areas a little, just tear these off. Put clean parchment / plastic down and repeat the gluing process on the back of the puzzle.
8. Clean your brush and leave the back of the puzzle to dry for a few hours.
9. Remove your puzzle from the parchment / plastic (to add extra stability you can repeat the gluing the process to the front and / or back of the puzzle as in steps 5-7 ) and woohoo you have a glued puzzle ready for framing, mounting or sticking onto your wall.
See our video demonstrating how to glue a puzzle below