Things You May Not Know About Puzzle Warehouse

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Puzzle Warehouse just recently celebrated its 5th birthday. We’ve come a long way since we first started. The business started out as a small online jigsaw puzzle store operating out of a small home. Since then, we’ve become the largest jigsaw puzzle store and retailer in the world, but we didn’t stop there!

13,000 Puzzles In Stock

                                      Over 13,000+ Jigsaw Puzzles In Stock

 

We also carry wooden and metal brain teasers, all your favorite board and party games, 3d jigsaw puzzles and much more! We recently had to remodel the store because our inventory and selection was rapidly growing. During this holiday season, you can expect new products to be frequently added as or ever expanding selection continues to rise.

 

 

 

2015’s Top Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles

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These are 2015’s Best Holiday Themed Jigsaw Puzzles from the most popular brands like Ravensburger, Springbok, SunsOut, Cobble Hill and over 70 others. Puzzle Warehouse has hundreds of holiday themed jigsaw puzzles available.

  1. AMERICANA CHRISTMAS – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Americana Christmas is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle by Ravensburger. Puzzle measures 27″ x 20″ when complete. This holiday themed jigsaw puzzle is perfect for a relaxing weeking with family and friends.

 

2. FROSTY’S TOY BOX – 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

500 piece jigsaw puzzle by Springbok. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″. Frosty’s Toy Box is a whimsical picture of Frosty dressed in a bowler hat, green vest, and a woven scarf with matching mittens. On his snowy sidewalk outside the local toy store, Frosty wears the main palette of this jigsaw puzzle. His cherry reds, blue greens, spots of black and gently hued shades of snow are echoed repeatedly in the store’s windows and door as well as in the afternoon sky and background of evergreen woods. This is a charming and fun Christmas puzzle to put together on a cold winter day. Artist: Donna Gelsinger. Released August 2012.

 

3.  SANTA’S MAGIC – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa’s magic is a 1000 piece puzzle made by Vermont Christmas Company. This jigsaw puzzle is sure to spread cheer and joy during the holidays. Santa can be seen sharing his Christmas magic and happiness to all.

 

4.  FROSTY THE SNOWMAN HOLIDAY – 100 Piece Family Puzzle

One of the most recognizable holiday icons, this puzzle is a must have this holiday season. It’s not to small for an adult and not to large for a child to assemble. Frosty the snowman completed puzzle measures 15″ x 11″.

5.  QUILTING SANTA – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Quilting Santa is a 1000 Piece Puzzle with a finished size of  20″ x 27″. It may always be busy at the north pole but even Santa needs some time to relax.

 

6.  CHRISTMAS VACATION – MOVIE POSTERS – 300 Piece Family Puzzle

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. Completed puzzle measures 18″ x 24″

 

7.  SANTA’S MAGIC BAG – 400 Piece Family Puzzle

Santa’s Magic Bag is a 400 piece jigsaw puzzle from Springbok. Puzzle measures 20.5″ x 26.75″ when complete.

Santa’s Magic Bag  is a Family Format puzzle, which includes 3 different sizes of puzzle pieces (small, medium and large) all in one puzzle. Amazing and great for families with multiple ages of puzzlers!

 

 

8.  PUPPY LOVE – 300 Piece Children’s Puzzles

Puppy Love is a 300 piece jigsaw puzzle with a finished size of 21″ x 24″. Everyone loves the holidays, even puppies! This is a puzzle that can be worked assembled by all ages.

 

9.  COCA-COLA YOUR WISH – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

COCA-COLA YOUR WISH  is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle with a completed size of 24″ x 30″. Coca Cola has become a true piece of Americana. This is the perfect gift for any Coca Cola collector or puzzler.

 

10.  SANTA AND THE DEER

Santa and the Deer is a handmade wooden jigsaw puzzle available in many different sizes from the drop down menu above. Peaceful Wooden puzzles makes Victorian style. Heirloom quality puzzles by hand, using a highly detailed laser cut with uniquely shaped pieces called whimsies. Whimsies are pieces in the shape of familiar objects like people and animals. Piece counts will vary based on size, starting at about 260 pieces for the smaller puzzles and the largest sizes have up to 850 pieces. For more specific details on piece counts, please contact us.

2015’s Most Popular Jigsaw Puzzles

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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.

  7. WILDLIFE – 33,600 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE
    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.

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    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

Blog Appreciation Discount For Our Loyal Blog Followers

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In celebration of our 5th birthday this month, we’re giving a 15% discount only available to our blog followers. Simply visit Puzzle Warehouse and pick out your favorite Jigsaw Puzzles then at checkout, enter in the coupon code BLOG15 and receive a 15% discount on your entire order. This code is only good for the month of October so don’t wait and miss out on this incredible discount.

 

Thank You All For Your Loyal Support And For Helping Make Puzzle Warehouse The #1 Puzzle Retailer In The World!

 

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How To Make A Jigsaw Puzzle Free Guide

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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.

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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!!!!!!!!!!