I was at Old Navy a couple of weeks ago and was delighted to find that they are carrying a line of products featuring the artwork of Charley Harper (in stores only). I bought multiples of the memory matching game and jigsaw puzzle and decided that with a little tweaking they would make great gift tags / gift toppers / ornaments.
Using a drill I made a hole at the top of each puzzle piece, and the top or corner of each memory game card. I then threaded through various twines, strung on some painted wooden beads for fun, and that was it! You could glue decorative paper to the back of the puzzle pieces or leave them as raw wood (like I did). I love that these jazz up your packages and then can be reused as holiday ornaments for many years to come.
This project will work with any wooden or cardboard puzzle / matching game.
TIP: Look for affordable vintage puzzles at thrift shops and antique stores. Have fun!