This post is sponsored by Puzzle Warehouse.
Christmas Ornaments was quite the challenge, but still fun – and gorgeous! A perfect holiday decoration if you’re someone who likes to glue and frame puzzles. If you’re not, it would be a great puzzle for the family to work on during a Christmas get together, it’s a wonderful challenge! 🎄
I’ve always enjoyed Cobble Hill Puzzles, their puzzles are very well made and they have a wonderful catalog to choose from – excellent collages too! The fit on this puzzle was quite loose, but otherwise it was good quality. The image reproduction is lovely, and the pieces themselves are a good thickness and very sturdy. The cut is random and has an good variety of piece shapes. Overall a very good quality puzzle, I only wish the fit was a little more snug.
This assembly took me several days, a bit longer than usual. Once the edge was completed I pulled what I could find of the Santa ornament and assembled that. The rest of that first day was basically me sitting down to try and fit a few pieces together and staring at the puzzle and the pieces trying to figure out where to go from there. I’m not usually so indecisive, but this one had me stumped for a while. There are so many strings of beads and many similar ornaments that I wasn’t sure what the best way to attack it would be. Luckily the second day I had come up with a plan and things started moving a bit more quickly. It wasn’t easy, but it was a fun challenge. All you need is patience, and a good plan for sorting!
I chose this puzzle to review (a bit of a shocker, because I’m not really of a fan of Christmas puzzles). It’s not your typical Christmas image and it’s also a collage of sorts; both of these are a plus in my book. There are pages and pages of Christmas puzzles to choose from at Puzzle Warehouse, there’s sure to be something to please just about everyone. They’ve got everything from collages to nativities, and all manner of interesting puzzles in between. If I could find a Christmas puzzle I really liked, they MUST have an excellent variety to choose from. 😉
- Title: Christmas Ornaments
- Artist: Cobble Hill Puzzles
- Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzles
- Piece count: 1000 pieces
- Size: Approx. 27 x 19 in. (68 x 49 cm)
- Purchased: n/a
- Board: Very good
- Cutting: Very good
- Image: Very good
- Box: Average
- Fit: A bit loose
- Puzzle Dust: Moderate amount
- Piece cut: Random cut
- Piece shapes: Good variety
- Finish: Matte finish, lays flat
Overall Rating: Very good, recommended