We’re passionate about creating beautiful items from recyled papers.  Consequently, puzzle pieces, sourced from local charity stores, fall into that ‘paper’ category.  As a result, it was so satisfying to fashion Freshly Found Puzzle Craft Pots

How did we make the puzzle craft pots?

Firstly we created rounds of puzzle pieces.  Secondly we layered and glued the rounds together to build the container.  As we kept on stacking and shaping the layers, a beautiful vase emerged.  Finally we painted the puzzle pots with  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and sealed them with a water-based sealer for protection.


The result – a highly textured piece of paperbpoard pottery!  A great decor feature on its own – or a handy container for dried arrangements. A happy home for paper flowers, grass or sticks. However, a vase or glass can be placed inside some of the pots to carry water for fresh arrangemnts!


Freshly Found exhibited these puzzle craft pots and a variety of other products at Woza Moya in Kloof.  Woza Moya is a sub-section of the Hillcrest Aids Trust.  Consequently it is an amazing outlet of beautiful local art and crafts, which support people and families affected by HIV aids.

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Interestingly, we’ve used puzzle pieces as building blocks before.  We’ve made a trio of hanging light pendants, vases and flat and pedestal bowls.  When it comes to Christmas Decor, we’ve don that too – a large  Christmas Wreath for the front door and Mini Wreath Christmas Decorations.

Pop over to see previous exhibitions featuring Freshly Found  Puzzle Crafts. To guide you we have posted some links below:

Exhibition at Alliance Francais

Intellectual Property Exhibition

Design Indaba Durban Creative Collab

Thanks to some generous donations from friends, I have a box-full of puzzle pieces still in waiting!  

Potential to be unlocked!  I’m look forward to seeing what they will become.