Art is Everywhere

Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  If Easter isn’t your thing, I still hope your weekend rocked.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that the fam and I enjoyed a decadent brunch this Sunday, including Quiche Lorraine, Honey Baked Ham, Fruit, Mimosas, loaded potatoes and my favorite thing to make, bacon wrapped cinnamon rolls!


Because my mom is the coolest lady you’ve ever heard of, she still gives my sister and I (and even our boyfriends) Easter baskets full of treats.  It’s not like we’re in our late twenties or anything… Lies, we are.  One of my treats this year was a little 5″ x 7″ Peter Rabbit puzzle called Scarecrow.  The fella and I put it together last night while pigging out on chocolate bunnies and skittles.  I was smitten y’all.

how to preserve a puzzle to use it as art

I laid three coats of Antique Matte Mod Podge on that baby and let it dry overnight.

how to preserve a puzzle to use it as art

This particular type of Mod Podge has an ever-so-slight tan-ish tint to it, giving an antique look to whichever surface it’s applied.  The image already has that kind of look to it so I didn’t actually need to use the antique matte but it was the only Mod Podge I had on hand.

how to preserve a puzzle to use it as art

I popped my ‘podged puzzle into this pretty pearl picture frame.  (What is my deal with alliteration lately?)

how to preserve a puzzle to use it as art

The frame was one of my many clearance Target purchases – $4.94 check and yes please.

As the title of this post points out, art is everywhere.  Even in a “gag gift” (her words) your mom the Easter Bunny stuffed into your Easter basket.  I love the simple, quaint feel of the picture.  Props to Beatrix Potter for creating such sweet imagery.  I don’t have kiddos but I think it would be perfect in a nursery!

how to preserve a puzzle to use it as art

Have you ever preserved a puzzle to use as artwork?  Do tell…


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