(Closed) Guest book idea with question

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

what a cool idea!  i would find out how many squares you are going to need (#of guests) and determine how big each square will be then you will get your overall size of pic.

there are many ways to execute this project.  i would find the backing that you are going to use for the pics first then you will know what to print your pic on.

i think you can even have your pics printed out that small already.  you will just have to divide your main picture up into individual pics first.

i do like the board with the nails on it and the linoleum chips.

Post # 4
46457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could do the same thing they did, only use an enlarged photograph or an enlarged pic printed on canvas.

They used samples of linoleum that you get at the big box home stores, likely because they already come with a hole punched.

You could lay your pic face down on a large board, spray the back with spray on glue, lay the linoleum samples down on the pic with the least attractive side down. Lay them close together with maybe 1/16′ between them. Cover the whole back of the pic with the samples.Let it dry thoroughly.

Number the samples with a permanent marker so they can be put together to recreate the pic. Then use a long straight edge and an exacto knife to cut between the samples. Use a hole punch to punch through the photo in the same place as the hole in the sample.

If you can’t talk the stores into giving you the sample rings when they outdate, you could lay a piece of luann (very thin wood) on top of the glued pic. Use a straight edge to draw the lines to divide the board into the pieces you want, number them,then cut it into pieces after the glue is dry. you can use a utility knife. Change blades regularly so you get clean sharp cuts.

Use a hole punch to punch the luann and the photo at the same time. You might need a hole punch where you can apply a little more force, like an office style 3 hole punch.

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


This website will print your photo out as a puzzle, with the size and number of pices you select. Which would save you a lot of cutting!  There are also apps that will convert a photo to a painting, although results vary depending on the pic with these.  I think there was a free one called fotosketcher? (not sure on the name its been a while since I played with it.)

ETA: the price for the photo puzzles was really reasonable on this site too Smile

Post # 6
418 posts
Helper bee

I think there are plenty of affordable services like theone @nikkialys describes. Obviously, the bigger the puzzle, the more expensive it will be.

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