I have seen personalized valentine's puzzles before and thought they were the perfect thing for little kids, but at $15 each I knew I needed my own DIY version.
I was able to score these bagged 24 piece puzzles at the discount store for $1.99 each.
Next, I needed to personalize them. So, with the help of my assistant, and using a leftover wall paint sample (which also included a primer) we first covered the old image from the puzzle:
Once the ink was dry I dissembled the puzzles and put them in some translucent vellum envelopes I received from Jam Paper.
At the top of the envelope I punched two holes and added a baker's twine bow:
"I love you to pieces"