Friday, January 30, 2009

Puzzle Pockets


I never know what to do with puzzle pieces. You can't just throw the puzzle in the toy box because all of the pieces will get lost, and all of the pieces get all mixed up, it drives me crazy. So today I made pockets on the backs of my puzzles, easy and best of all the puzzle pieces stay right in the back and not scattered in toy box. And my son loves putting them in and taking them out. They are easy to make, cut a fleece square (or whatever fabric you want) the size you want, cut out a flap, sew on velcro, and hot glue it in place on your puzzle back. Just make sure you make the opening narrower than the bottom of the pocket, so that it leaves some room for stuffing in the pieces. :)

31 comments:

Jennifer said...

Genius!

Michelle said...

Holy cow-this is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

rachel griffith said...

that's genius and i'm smacking myself thinking, "why didn't i think of that???"

Mel said...

Speachless! So simple!

Mrs. Doodle said...
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Mrs. Doodle said...

You are a genius. I am so going to use this idea. I have stepped on a couple of puzzle pieces and put them up because I felt like they were just going to get lost. NOT ANYMORE. Thanks!

Heather said...

You are so smart! I love this. Now I can keep some of my kiddo's things organized. We have cubbies, we have drawstring bags, we have messes:). I guess that is what I get for having my two little sweethearts share a room. They are lovely little ones, but they can be messy tornados. Thank you for helping.

Julie said...

What a great idea! I dread putting all the puzzle together so I can put them away, but this will solve that problem:)

Thanks!

Sharon said...

Finally made some today! Thanks for a great idea!

Amy said...

This. Is. An. Awesome. Idea! Totally going to copy you.

Caroline said...

Brilliant! You just made my life so much easier. I don't make comments enough but thank you for so many great ideas.

Dulce said...

Fabulous! I'm going to start doing this tonight! Thank you so much for the idea!!

nap time journal said...

I have those same puzzles! This is SUCH A GREAT IDEA!!!

Thanks!!

Marcy said...

I am hearing Angels singing. What a great idea. We are always getting pieces mixed up and it drives me NUTS.

Jedda said...

Loving this! I have puzzle monsters at my house and pieces everywhere. Hope you don't mind if I link :)

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Shannon said...

total genius! If I can find all the pieces to the puzzles, I'm soooo going to do this!

kim said...

what an awesome idea...i've got to make one for all of our puzzles!
thanks!

Aubrey said...

This is brilliant! I sometimes cringe at the thought of buying more puzzles because I know the pieces will eventually get lost, but this solves that problem so easily! I think I'm going to stock up my little ones on new puzzles now :)

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

You're a genius! I really enjoy your blog!!

Within A Quarter Inch said...

My goodness. I found this just in time. We are about to move to a new State and my son loves puzzles. Sometimes just the pieces. Sometimes just the boards. and Sometimes he even likes to put the puzzle together. I had no idea how I could pack them so that they would be nice to open again. I was even considering wrapping them in saran wrap! This is much for clever, and permanent, for that matter. And he will love putting them and dumping them out. dumping is great fun.

Jackie Davis said...

This is a GREAT idea!!! Thanks MUCHO!
*hugs*
Jackie

A Momma said...

Ah!!! This is genius! Totally doing this. Thank you.

shantel said...

I love this idea! I am featuring it on my blog!
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afwifemomcrafter said...

Found this post somehow and just got all my childrens wood puzzles taken care of. Thank you for sharing this - way back when. LOL! :-D

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

stumbled upon your link during a browse through thecraftcave.blogspot.com

I'm fascinated by your blog. Siging up to follow you now. Love the puzzle pocket. Solves our crisis of missing puzzles pieces.

Sewing-Chick said...

Love this! I wanted to let you know I made some too and on my blog, I linked back to you :)

country girl said...

Ok, duh! What a completely genius but yet common sense idea! We have puzzles up the wo-ho and finding all the right ones is always a challenge. Excellent tip!
Jen

Jamie said...

BRILLIANT! All the other comments basically say the same - but I just had to throw my two cents in as well! Definitely doing this project TOMORROW! :)

Ashana said...

Thank you very much for sharing this superb idea, I having putting them in individual bags and often pieces go missing.

miaismine said...

I tried, and may I mention, LOVED this pin today for some toddler puzzles - the ones with handles on them. After adding 2 - 3 inches to the width of the felt, I glued the pocket down gathering it at the bottom. This left plenty of room for the pieces. Awesome idea! Thank you, Allison!

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