How to Mount a 100-Piece Puzzle

How to mount a 100-piece puzzle | MakeYourPuzzles

Solving a puzzle can be a satisfying experience, but the fun doesn't have to stop there. Mounting your completed puzzle allows you to admire it for years. After assembling the right tools and materials, mount your one-hundred-piece puzzle by applying glue and a foam board to the back of the puzzle, placing Mod Podge to the front, trimming excess materials, and hanging the puzzle on the wall with or without a frame.

A completed puzzle can instantly become a unique piece of art in your home. If you're looking for a puzzle worthy of being mounted, you can create a custom-made one-hundred-piece jigsaw puzzle through MakeYourPuzzles. 

However, before you mount it, you may wonder how big a one-hundred-piece puzzle is. We are going to walk you through everything you need to know about mounting a puzzle this size.

What You Need to Mount a One-Hundred-Piece Puzzle

Before you get started, make sure you have these materials on hand:

  • Glue or adhesive: Find a high-quality glue or adhesive to hold your puzzle together. There are a variety of puzzle glues or spray adhesives to choose from. 
  • Mod Podge: Applying Mod Podge to the puzzle's surface can help protect it. This step is especially necessary if you’re not going to place your puzzle behind glass in a frame. 
  • Disposable gloves: Using disposable gloves will prevent fingerprints from getting onto the puzzle's surface while applying the adhesive and mounting. 
  • Foam board: Choose a sturdy foam board or other backing material. You'll want to make sure the surface is large enough to accommodate the size of your puzzle. A one-hundred-piece puzzle from MakeYourPuzzles is fourteen by 19.25 inches, but puzzle size can vary depending on where you got it. 
  • Craft knife or scissors: A sharp pair of craft knives or scissors is essential for trimming excess foam board for a polished look.
  • Mounting kit: Find a mounting kit with the necessary hardware to hang your puzzle. There are many different options, but generally, they come with hangers, anchors, and screws or nails. 
  • Hammer or screwdriver: Depending on your mounting kit, you may need a hammer or screwdriver. 

Materials will vary depending on how you want the finished product to look. For example, you can frame the puzzle or mount it onto the wall with the foam board.

Steps to Follow for Mounting a One-Hundred-Piece Puzzle 

You're only a few steps away from hanging your personalized piece of art on a wall. Follow these instructions to mount your one-hundred-piece puzzle:

Complete Puzzle 

Assemble your puzzle and confirm all the pieces are in the right place. Once you apply the glue, making adjustments without damaging the puzzle will be difficult. 

Prepare the Surface

Start with a clean, flat surface where you can spread out your materials. Consider covering the surface with wax paper before applying the glue to protect the work area. 

Apply Puzzle Glue

Carefully flip the puzzle over so the image side is facing down. Apply the glue or adhesive to the back of the puzzle. You'll want an even layer without oversaturating the pieces.

Attach Puzzle to Backing Material

Apply the foam board or your chosen backing material to the puzzle. Gently press the board onto the puzzle and allow it to dry. To help the puzzle adhere, you can place a few heavy books on the back of the board. Leave the puzzle to dry for a few hours before moving on. 

Apply Mod Podge

Turn the puzzle right side up and apply Mod Podge to the surface. Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely before mounting or placing it in your frame. 

Trim Excess Material

Once the puzzle is dry, trim any visible excess foam board around the edges. This step will ensure a professional finish.

Frame Puzzle

Place your puzzle into your frame of choice. 

Hang Puzzle

Your one-hundred-piece puzzle is now ready for display. Find the best place for your new work of art. Secure the hook or nail onto the wall and hang your masterpiece! 

A Work of Art 

Following these steps will allow you to preserve your puzzle as an art piece. If you're looking for a new custom puzzle to add to your space or custom one-hundred-piece puzzle ideas for Christmas, check out the numerous options MakeYourPuzzles offers. You'll be able to make a personalized puzzle in a few minutes!


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