** Updated 2022, added to Glowforge Catalog! **
2020 post below:
So many enjoyed my Halloween Leaf DIY paint puzzle, that I thought a Christmas version would be a really fun activity for families and puzzle lovers to paint their own keepsake.
We have all had a lot of fun with it, and it makes a perfect gift for the neighbors who have to smell my scorched-wood output!
I’ve used watercolors to paint the wood, but also alcohol ink markers and chalk markers, they all give a slightly different effect. After a bit of feedback, I added in this little Christmas Tree ornament to test paint on!
** As of December 2022, published in Glowforge Catalog!
Would you like to make a couple to gift around or sell?
Great for neighbor gifts, and perfect to gather the family around to create a new Christmas memory with. I cut it out of 1/4" plywood, and the file takes just about 18 minutes to run. It has been extensively tested and lots of little changes to make sure all of the exterior pieces interlock. Oh, and I made is so you can change out the word “family” in the heart-shaped puzzle piece and add your own word or last name. Carved initials are super popular, like S+T
Cut in Thick Maple Plywood Proofgrade.
Aww, thanks Eric! I particularly like the reindeer hoofprints engraved across the top portion!
Hah! Missed that! (That IS adorable!)
Adorable! I just love these shaped piece puzzles.
Thank you @Jules, @ptodd, and @cynd11! I was super surprised when my puzzle fans were ordering 4 and 5 at a time! Turns out they were gifting them to friends and family as a fun activity to do during Christmas. One of them even got an extra just to “have on hand in case”
As I wait for the Glowforge Designer Catalog backlog to work it’s way through for design acceptance, I decided to offer my favorite Christmas puzzle as a commercial license this year!
I loved making this puzzle, but I’m taking a break in making puzzles over Christmas. I wanted to make sure that people had a chance to add this fun puzzle to their household before the end of the holiday season! Know that this file will be removed if/once it is accepted into the GF Catalog!
I love your tree puzzle!!
Where do I find this file?
Welcome to the community! I checked the link above, which was for 2021. Looks like the file has been taken down. If the author wants to provide the file to the forum, they will; but it’s not for us to ask for the file, per forum rules.
I’ve updated the file link, thanks for helping out @kelley1 ! I keep hopping between website platforms, which leads to deadlinks sometimes
Here is the updated link as well, to make it easier to find: Christmas Tree Puzzle.
*edited to update newest link to Glowforge Catalog!
This is such a cute design.
It is so awesome seeing your own designs in the wild! It really makes me happy.
You’re not wrong Although I do have a Cat Christmas puzzle that I am working on for next year!
My tail is twitching in anticipation!