2015’s Most Popular Jigsaw Puzzles


2015 is almost over, so lets take a look at some of the most popular jigsaw puzzles of 2015. In no particular order.

  1. Old Book Store – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    Old Book Store 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Steve Crisp

    Old Book Store 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Steve Crisp

    Old Book Store is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle from White Mountain from Artist Steve Crisp. What better way to spend an afternoon than in a comfortable old bookstore with sagging shelves and good company? Classic titles are piled wherever there’s room, and there will be a book signing come Saturday – dogs welcome. Puzzle measures 24″ x 30″ when complete.

  2. Vintage Candy Wrappers – 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    Vintage Candy Wrappers - 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Charlie Girard

    Vintage Candy Wrappers – 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Charlie Girard                                                                           

    Vintage Candy Wrappers is a 300 piece jigsaw puzzle from White Mountain. These 300 piece puzzles have extra large pieces for easy seeing and handling. New bigger size: 18″ x 24″ when complete. Artwork by Charlie Girard takes you on a trip down memory candy lane with Tootsie Roll Pops and Red Hot Dollars and more.

  3. Soda Fountain – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    Soda Fountain - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle SunsOut Susan Brabeau

    Soda Fountain – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle SunsOut Susan Brabeau                                                                                                             

    1000 Pieces! Finished size 30″ x 19″. Artist Susan Brabeau. Sunsout puzzles are 100% made in the USA, Eco-friendly soy-based inks, Recycled boards, Not sold in mass-market stores.

  4. Winter Wonderland – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    WINTER WONDERLAND 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Terry Redlin

    WINTER WONDERLAND 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle White Mountain Terry Redlin                                                                               

    On this magical winter evening the wind is still and the temperature mild enough for kids to fashion both snowmen and snowforts. Artist: Terry Redlin. 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Finished size 24″ X 30″.

  5. ORTEGA, SWANS – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle        
    ORTEGA, SWANS 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Heye Cris Ortega

    ORTEGA, SWANS 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Heye Cris Ortega                                                                                                                 

    Swans by artist Cris Ortega. 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle measures 27″ x 19″.

    Cris Ortega is starting out on a highly promising career. She began with comics and illustrations for diverse magazines, fantasies and book. Her first publication “Forgotten” enchants with its profound beauty and atmospheric depth. She has special love for the horror and gothic genre, and has had an influence in the fantasy art realm.

  6. KRYPT – SILVER – 654 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle            
    KRYPT - SILVER 654 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Ravensburger

    KRYPT – SILVER 654 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Ravensburger                                                                      

    We are often asked, “What is the most difficult puzzle?” Well, you’ve found what is probably the ultimate challenge for those who like their puzzles tough! This puzzle has no pictures, instead it is simply 654 silver pieces, with a circular center and surrounding pieces making the finished jigsaw a plain rectangle. Build it by the shape of the pieces – not for the faint of heart!  Puzzle measures 27″ x 20″ when complete. Released 2012. Cut from high quality recycle green board, and packaged within a shrink-wrapped box. Strong pieces that won’t break. Grained paper ensures a glare-free picture. Ravensburger’s cutting perfection results in precision interlocking.

    WILDLIFE - 33,600 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE Educa Adrian Chesterman

    WILDLIFE – 33,600 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE Educa Adrian Chesterman                                                                                                      

    Educa has taken back the title for “World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge” with the brand new 33,600 piece jigsaw puzzle titled Wildlife. The highly detailed and colorful African wildlife work of art was created by artist Adrian Chesterman. From the artist: “Working on such a large scale and with a subject that I like was a very exciting challenge. I have done drawings of animals almost all my life and I love nature and wildlife. Therefore, drawing a gigantic scene with all these wonders of the animal kingdom was a great delight.”

    The assembled puzzle measures a whopping 225″ x 62” when complete. That makes it 18.75 feet long and over 5 feet tall. Wildlife comes in special packaging – a wooden box on wheels, for easy handling and transport. The puzzle is divided up into 10 bags making it easier to do piecemeal.

    Of course, this giant puzzle is covered by Educa’s Missing Pieces system, a service that will send you pieces that have been lost or missing.

  8. WINDOW BUDDIES – 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    WINDOW BUDDIES 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Ravensburger

    WINDOW BUDDIES 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Ravensburger  

    Window Buddies is a 500 piece large format jigsaw puzzle by Ravensburger. Includes extra large pieces for easy seeing and handling. Puzzle measures 27″ x 20″ when complete.


    MIDNIGHT MESSENGER 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    MIDNIGHT MESSENGER 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Cobble Hill Anne Stokes

    MIDNIGHT MESSENGER 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Cobble Hill Anne Stokes                                                                                                                                         

    Midnight Messenger is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle from Cobble Hill. Puzzle measures 19.25″ x 26.625″ when complete. It features a messenger owl and winter goddess traveling in the forest at night. Artwork by Anne Stokes.

  10. GIFTS FROM SANTA – 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    GIFTS FROM SANTA 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Springbok

    GIFTS FROM SANTA 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Springbok

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How To Make A Jigsaw Puzzle Free Guide


Jigsaw puzzles go back to the 1760’s when European mapmakers pasted maps onto wood and cut them into small pieces. John Spilsbury, an engraver and mapmaker, is credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. The dissected map has been a successful educational toy ever since. American children still learn geography by playing with puzzle maps of the United States.

Hand Cut Custom Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

Hand Cut Custom Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces


There are two types of jigsaw puzzles. Wooden and paperboard puzzles. Wooden jigsaws are more costly but last longer and have a higher quality feel to them. Where as the paperboard versions are much lighter and cheaper, yet much less durable as the pieces wear out rather quickly.

Whimsy Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Custom Cut

Whimsy Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Custom Cut

Alot has changed since jigsaw puzzles were first invented. They’re no longer exclusively for the wealthy and upper class thanks to mass production. One of the most interesting changes would be the whimsy’s and other custom shaped pieces. You can see an example to your left which shows a lighthouse tower custom whimsy puzzle piece.

Create-your-own-CobbleHill5x7To make your own jigsaw puzzles, the easiest way would be to get a blank white one that’s pre-cut. We have several kits available in a multitude of piece counts and sizes. You simply draw and color your blank puzzle and when your finished, break the puzzle down and enjoy the challenge of re assembling it again and again! 58846COB

Some of the available kits we carry also include colored pencils and everything you need to complete your work of art.


To create jigsaw puzzles from scratch requires a bit more effort. If your creating a wooden puzzle, first you must print your chosen image with special sticker paper. When you have your image, glue it to the appropriate sized wooden board. When the glue dries, you can begin cutting it into the shapes and piece count of your choice. The most popular way to cut puzzles is with a jigsaw cutter or band saw.


You can use a handle held cutter but these can be more dangerous and harder to maneuver while making your cuts. The stand up band saws are much easier to use and make precision cuts. These machines can be very dangerous and safety precautions should always be in place. ShopsmithV,Model520

Always wear gloves and safety glasses and ensure that if your tools feature safety devices that they are correctly installed and working properly. When cutting is complete, your jigsaw puzzle is ready for all to enjoy! Happy Puzzling!!!!!!!!!!



Its Finally October Which Means Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

Uninvited Guest Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Halloween is the season for little ghosts and goblins to take to the roads, requesting treat and frightening each other senseless. Spooky stories are told around flames, unnerving films show up in theaters and pumpkins are carefully cut into jack-o’- lanterns.

In the midst of all the  haunted houses, massive amounts of candy and tons of pumpkins, the starting points of Halloween are frequently neglected. Yet Halloween is substantially more than just ensembles and sweet; indeed, the occasion has a rich and intriguing history.

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips And Tricks

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

The History Of Halloween


Halloween, otherwise called All Hallows’ Eve, can be followed back around 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic celebration held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (purported “sah-win”), which signifies “summer’s end” in Gaelic, as per the Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries. Since ancient records are meager and fragmentary, the precise way of Samhain is not completely saw, but rather it was a yearly public meeting toward the harvest’s end year, a period to assemble assets for the winter months and bring creatures over from the fields. Samhain is likewise thought to have been a period of communing with the dead, as per folklorist John Santino.

“There was a conviction that it was a day when spirits of the dead would traverse into the other world,” Santino told Live Science. Such snippets of move in the year have dependably been thought to be exceptional and extraordinary, he included.

Halloween gives a protected approach to play with the idea of death, Santino said. Individuals take on the appearance of the living dead, and fake tombstones enhance front gardens — exercises that wouldn’t go on without serious consequences at different times of the year, he said.

Transylvania Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle Transylvania Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

In any case, as per Nicholas Rogers, a history educator at York University in Toronto and creator of “Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night” (Oxford University Press, 2003), “there is no hard confirmation that Samhain was specifically dedicated to the dead or to ancestor love.

“As indicated by the ancient adventures, Samhain was the time when tribal people groups paid tribute to their vanquishers and when the sidh [ancient mounds] may reveal the superb royal residences of the divine forces of the underworld,” Rogers composed. Samhain was less about death or evil than about the changing of seasons and preparing for the lethargy (and resurrection) of nature as summer swung to winter, he said.

In spite of the fact that an immediate association in the middle of Halloween and Samhain has never been demonstrated, numerous researchers believe that in light of the fact that All Saints’ Day (or All Hallows’ Mass, observed Nov. 1) and Samhain, are so near one another on the logbook, they impacted one another and later consolidated into the festival now called Halloween.

Uninvited Guest Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Uninvited Guest Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Trick or Treat


The custom of dressing in outfits and trick or-treating may do a reversal to the act of “mumming” and “guising,” in which individuals would camouflage themselves and go way to-entryway, requesting snacks , Santino said. Early outfits were usually camouflages, regularly woven out of straw, he said, and in some cases individuals wore ensembles to perform in plays or productions.

The practice could be identified with the medieval custom of “souling” in Britain and Ireland, when destitute individuals would thump on entryways on Hallowmas (Nov. 1), requesting food in return for petitions to God for the dead.

Trick or-treating didn’t begin in the United States until World War II, yet American children were known not out on Thanksgiving and request sustenance — a practice known as Thanksgiving asking, Santino said.

Halloween Themed Jigsaw Puzzle

Halloween Themed Jigsaw Puzzle

“Mass ceremonies are pretty basic, and are usually connected with winter occasions,” Santino said. While one custom didn’t fundamentally bring about the others, they were “comparable and parallel,” he said.

By the late 1800s, the convention of playing tricks on Halloween was entrenched. In the United States and Canada, the tricks included tipping over outhouses, opening agriculturists’ doors and egging houses. Be that as it may, by the 1920s and ’30s, the festivals all the more nearly looked like a boisterous square party, and the demonstrations of vandalism got more genuine.

A few individuals believe that in light of the fact that tricking was beginning to get hazardous and insane, folks and town pioneers started to empower sprucing up and tricks or-regarding as a sheltered distinct option for doing tricks, Santino said.

However, Halloween was as much a period for merriments and amusements as it was for playing tricks or requesting treats. Apples are connected with Halloween, both as a treat and in the round of bobbing for apples, a diversion that the pilgrim period in America was utilized for fortune-telling. Legend has it that the first individual to cull an apple from the water-filled pail without utilizing his or her hands would be the first to wed, by book “Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead” (Chelsea House, 2009) by Roseanne Montillo.

Monsters Night Out Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Monsters Night Out Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Apples were a piece of another type of marriage prediction. As per legend, on Halloween (now and again at the stroke of midnight), young ladies would peel an apple into one consistent strip and toss it behind her. The apple skin would as far as anyone knows land as a first letter of her future spouse’s name.

Another Halloween custom included looking in a mirror at midnight by candlelight, for a future spouse’s face was said to show up. (A frightening variety of this later turned into the “Bloody Mary” custom well known to numerous schoolgirls.) Like numerous such youth recreations, it was likely done for the sake of entertainment, however in any event a few individuals considered it important.

Some Christians have expressed worry that Halloween is some way or another evil in light of its roots in agnostic custom. However, ancient Celts did not love anything looking like the Christian devil and had no understanding of it. Truth be told, the Samhain celebration had since a long time ago vanished when the Catholic Church started oppressing witches in its quest for evil eradication. What’s more, black cats don’t have to have any relationship with witchcraft to be viewed as evil — essentially crossing their way is viewed as misfortune any day of the year.

Concerning current Halloween, Santino, writing in “American Folklore: An Encyclopedia” (Garland, 1996), noticed that “Halloween convictions and customs were conveyed to North America with Irish settlers, then by the colossal rushes of Irish foreigners escaping the first’s starvations half of the nineteenth century. Known in the North American mainland since pilgrim days, by the twentieth’s center century Halloween had turned out to be to a great extent a kids’ vacation.” Since that time, the occasion’s fame expanded dramatically as grown-ups, groups and establishments, (for example, schools, grounds and business haunted houses) have grasped the event.

Through the ages, different extraordinary elements — including pixies and witches — came to be connected with Halloween, and over a century prior in Ireland, the event was said to be a period when spirits of the dead could come back to their old walking grounds. Taking on the appearance of ghosts or witches got to be popular, however as the occasion turned out to be more widespread and more marketed (and with the landing of mass-production), the determination of masks for children and grown-ups significantly extended past creatures to incorporate everything from superheroes to princesses.

How To Glue And Frame A Jigsaw Puzzle

At 24,000 pieces and over 14 feet long, LIFE: The Great Challenge by Educa is one of the most detailed puzzles you will ever see

So you’ve finished your jigsaw puzzle, but what now? You can glue and frame your jigsaw puzzles for all to see and enjoy! This how to guide will show you everything you need to do to make gluing and framing your jigsaw puzzles as simple as possible.


It’s vital to put a bit of cardboard, wax paper, or something comparable underneath your puzzle before you glue. This will keep the puzzle from sticking to your table or surface.

Picking a puzzle glue

Suns Out Jigsaw Puzzle Preserver Glue

There are many forms of puzzle glue, including spray on, powder and liquid. Our puzzle specialists lean toward liquid in light of the fact that it is pre-blended, dissimilar to the powder, and will coat more equally than spay-on sorts. A few brands, as Educa jigsaw puzzles, furnish powdered glue with puzzles more than 500 piece puzzles. In the event that you decide to use the powder glue – just make sure you blend it correctly! You need glue that seals clear, strong, and solid.

Applying the jigsaw puzzle glue

The most straightforward approach to glue your puzzle is to really pour the glue right on top of the puzzle and after that, a bit of cardboard or a business card to spread the glue around. There is usually a brush attached to the container top and you can use that to spread the glue along the puzzle’s edges. Some glues will take up to 4 hours to bond, seal and dry.

Be cautious! Too much glue can warp or peel your puzzles.

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips

On the off chance that the edges twist up to some degree after the glue has dried, try turning the puzzle over and brushing a layer of glue on the back. At the point when this dries, it will ordinarily pull itself level once more. Then again, if the whole puzzle is dry, you can cover the surface and place underneath any weighted object that is heavier than puzzle.

Buffalo Games Puzzle Presto Glue Mat

It’s best to not use glue at all on metallic jigsaw puzzles. (polished, lenticular, and so forth.) For these, we suggest utilizing Puzzle Presto by Buffalo Games. This is a cement paper that is connected to the puzzle’s back and holds it together in planning for mounting.

Dry mounting & Framing

The most ideal approach to show your puzzle once it is glued is to have it mounted or framed in glass.