Like Valentine’s Day this year, I had no budget for my husband’s birthday. So I had to think of something thoughtful to make him for free.
Guess what I made?
Yes, a puzzle. How did you know?
So here’s the deal. Up until now, I haven’t been serious about puzzle making. And by I haven’t been serious, I mean I’ve never Googled how to make them.
But then my husband’s birthday present happened.
This puzzle fails in so many ways.
I had this strange idea of cutting the pieces at different angles, but it didn’t work. Not only that, but I numbered the pieces and somehow inverted them, so this puzzle will never be put back together. My husband will never see the full, completed design.
When this happened, I just felt like the whole puzzle world was thinking, poser. And I had this irrational need to become legit.
So I Googled puzzle making, which made me feel like more of a poser. Real pro puzzle makers probably don’t search How To Puzzle Make on the internet.
If I’m going to do this right, I have to do it right, right? No Google clues.
Anyway, it was a disaster. Luckily, his family got him amazingly thoughtful gifts, and I think he ended up having a pretty good birthday.
This just goes to show you. Not all puzzles are made to be solved.
Especially when the creator has no idea what they’re doing.
I wanted to end this post with, at least I didn’t have the idea to handcraft puppets. But now I’m going to end it with, maybe, next, I’ll try to make puppets.