HOW TO DO A JIGSAW PUZZLE QUICKLY

HOW TO DO A JIGSAW PUZZLE QUICKLY


Hi guys, Karen here. So today I am doing a video that has been
very highly requested. I’m going to show you how to put together
a jigsaw puzzle. If you didn’t see them, I made a five part
video series all about my entire puzzle collection. It’s about an hour of footage altogether,
of just me, talking about puzzles. Cause that’s what I do with my life. And when I made those videos, a ton of you
guys asked me to show you guys all of my tips and tricks for putting together a jigsaw puzzles,
especially because a lot of you are heading home for the holidays, and maybe your family
all likes to do a puzzle together. Now you can go home and you will just be the
puzzle expert and everyone will think that you’re super cool. Cause you’re really good at puzzles. Cause that’s how that works. Alright, so let’s get started. So this is the puzzle that I decided to use
as my example. It’s made by the company Cloudberries. It’s their origami puzzle, and full disclosure,
they did send this to me for free, but they’re not, like this isn’t a sponsored video,
they’re not paying me to talk about it. So I have not done this puzzle before, it
is still sealed in the bag. So let’s just go ahead and cut that open
and pour out all of the pieces. And double check that we got all the pieces
out, because I’ve definitely thought that a puzzle came missing pieces, and then I dug
the bag out of the trash and oh look, there was like, one or two pieces stuck in there. Step one is going to be sorting out all of
the edge pieces from all of the inside pieces. So here is how I like to do that. Take this box, put it to the side. And then I actually grab a second puzzle box. I’m actually just going to take the top
of the box, I’m gonna take the bottom with all the pieces and just put that to the side
in a place where no one’s gonna knock it over and lose all of these pieces. So basically what you do is you just pick
up a handful of pieces, and then you go through it and you put all of the inside pieces here
in the big box, and you put all of the edge pieces just down on the table in a pile. And as you’re moving all of the inside pieces
over to the second box, make sure that you put them all face up. So as you start to fill up this box, you’re
going to have to start layering the pieces on top of each other. But that’s ok, just make sure that you keep
them all face up. And a good rule of thumb for the timing of
this step is that I’ve found it takes about a half hour per thousand pieces. So I also just want to say up front that there
is no right way or wrong way to do a puzzle. This is just my technique, but if you do puzzles
a different way, please just let me know in the comment what, uh, what the differences
are of how you do it, and don’t say mean things because puzzles are meant to be a nice
hobby, and we should all be nice here. So anyway, this is also what I like to call
the getting to know the puzzle stage, because as you take the time to individually put down
each piece right side up, you just get kind of a preview of the kind of pieces that you’re
gonna be working with, and sometimes different colors or textures will jump out at you. And that’s just what you’ll want to remember
when you actually start putting the puzzle together. You can sort of start coming up with a plan
for which parts to work on first. Also if you’re doing a larger puzzle, you
can definitely get two or more of these box tops, because if you let it get up to too
many layers, you’re never gonna get back down to the ones at the bottom. Alright, so I’m almost done moving all of
these pieces over. And I know that this might seem like a lot
of work upfront before you even get to the actual puzzling, but trust me, doing this
now is going to save you so much time later. Alright, so there we go. We can just move this empty box off to the
side for now. And now we have this beautiful box filled
with all of our inside pieces all turned over. Trust me, put this in a place where your kids
and your pets are not gonna be able to get to it, because it really sucks if someone,
or even if you, knock it over and then you have to redo this step. It’s the worst. And now we have all of our edge pieces. Go ahead and just like before, turn them all
over. Basically after this point, none of your pieces
should ever be turned over again. I don’t always do this step, but for the
sake of this video and like, puzzling best practices, I’m going to. You can turn all of the pieces so that the
edges are all facing the same way. And it’s just a lot easier to see everything
that you’re dealing with if they’re neatly organized instead of facing every different
way. So I actually have this little puzzling superstition,
and this is just me, this isn’t a common thing, but I have a superstition that the
first two pieces I put together have to be right. And if they’re not right, then that’s
just a bad omen for the rest of the puzzle. So I always make sure to pick two pieces for
my very first ones that I am absolutely sure go together. And I’m pretty sure they fit together. Look at that. So that means we’re going to have a solid
puzzle-doing experience. So at this point, you just kind of start putting
the pieces together. There’s not really much else to say there. And you have to be careful of pieces that
look like they might go together but don’t quite. Like these, if you’re just kind of doing
it really fast, it might look like that’s all one section. But if you look at them really close, you
can see a little gap in between the pieces. And so if we look at pieces that actually
do go together, there is no gap there. It’s really fun when you start putting together
big sections like this. And as you do that and you know like which
part of the puzzle they go on, like I know this is part of the side, I’m gonna move
that so it’s facing the right way. Because otherwise you’re gonna be moving
giant sections around, and that is not fun. And there is my first side finished. It’s always so satisfying, it’s like,
you know that you’re on the right track when you’ve finished one full side. Alright, there it is. The entire edge. It’s always so satisfying when you finish
the entire thing and you don’t have like, one or two pieces missing that you have to
still search for in the box. So now we’re gonna bring back this box that
we prepared earlier with all of our pieces. And as you go through the box, just use a
very gentle, like sliding motion. So that you’re not like, pawing through
it and turning over all of your pieces. The point here is that you want to be able
to see all of your pieces face up. So, and this just takes practice, you just
have to develop an eye for really little sections on a piece that go with what you’re looking
for that you think you’re gonna need. So I’m actually pulling the bright yellow
as well as this kind of tan color. Just because they’re very similar so it’s
a little more time-efficient to pull more than one color or pattern at once. And obviously as you continue doing the puzzle
and more of these pieces end up on the board and put together, this part will start to
go a lot faster because there will be less pieces to look through to find what you’re
looking for. Fewer pieces? I think that was supposed to be fewer pieces. All of you grammar people, don’t come at
me, this isn’t scripted, I’m just talking. Ok, so I’ve been through most of the box. And there might still be a few more pieces
in here that I can grab later, but I’m gonna put that to the side for now. And now something that I saw, when I had some
of my friends over, something that I saw them doing that really bugged me is they would
like, stack the pieces on top of each other as they were working, and you never want to
do that because you want to be able to see all of your pieces. So yeah, there’s not really much else to
say here, you just start putting them together. And honestly, this is the best part of it
for me, actually like putting the pieces together. I feel like getting to this point, it’s
almost like a delayed gratification, because we’ve done so much work organizing the pieces
that we turned over, doing the edge, pulling all of these pieces, and now we finally get
to start doing an actual puzzle. Ok, so that is this first yellow section finished,
and it actually attaches right here to the edge. So I’m just gonna put that in place, and
I think that’s looking great so far. So I have this section finished, and I have
three pieces that don’t seem to attach to that yet. So I actually can tell that this piece goes
over here. And then I’m just gonna put these three
pieces are kinda similar colors, just over here next to it. And this is why I can’t do puzzles with
other people. Because in my head, I know that when I’m
looking for a piece with these colors, they’re gonna be over there. But if someone else came in and like moved
them all around, I would have no idea where my pieces were. So honestly at this point we’re just kinda
repeating everything we just did. I think this time I’m gonna look for all
of the pink pieces that I can. So when you’re looking at some pieces like
this, it can be a little overwhelming and you might not really know where to start. I find that you just pick a piece like this
that has a very distinctive section in it. So I’m pretty sure that’s going to be
this piece. There we go. So now you pick another side, and I think
this piece goes there, and now you have two sides and so it’s a lot easier to find the
corner of a piece than it is just to find one side of it. I’m pretty sure that’s this one, and then
you just continue like that. And honestly it just takes practice and doing
a lot of puzzles to be able to visualize the piece that you need and then quickly spot
it in the pieces that you have around you. So don’t feel like you have to finish each
section before you’re allowed to move on. If you’ve just been like staring at a bunch
of pieces and nothing is coming together, just put those to the side and then move on
to a different section for a little while, and when you come back to that first section,
you might see something that you just missed before. Ok, so once you have a bunch of these sections
figured out, we can take a look at the box to figure out where on the puzzle board they
go. Now if I wasn’t doing this on camera, this
is definitely the kind of puzzle that I would do without looking at the box, and just try
to figure out on my own from the pieces how it all comes together, but I don’t want
this video to be twelve hours long. So to speed it up a little, I’m just gonna
look at the box and then I know that this pink one goes about here. I know that this red one is over here, oh
and this one actually connects to the side. So that’s handy. This other red one it looks like is kind of
in the middle over here. And then this orange one comes up here next
to this red guy on the side. So something to keep in mind as you start
searching for your next section that you’re gonna work on, is to always keep an eye out
for pieces from the previous sections that you’ve worked on. So even though right now I’m looking for
these orange pieces, I’m still keeping an eye out for anything yellow or pink or red
and if I find something like that, I can just take a look at what I’ve already done and
fit it into place. So again, this is where doing a puzzle alone
has its benefits, because you know what’s finished and you know what pieces you’re
still looking for. Another thing I sometimes do is if I find
a lot of pieces that might slot into the board somewhere which will happen more and more
as you fill in more sections of it, I just take any pieces that I think connect to anything
else I’ve already done and I put them in a separate pile. And then after I’ve finished gathering all
of these orange pieces, I’ll go back to this pile of other pieces that I think I know
where they go, and I’ll put them all into place at once. And then I’m not constantly interrupting
looking for pieces and putting things down and et cetera. Alright, so before I get started, as I said,
on these orange pieces, I’m going to take these pieces that I pulled and honestly a
lot of finding pieces like these and getting really fast at puzzles is just developing
a good eye for the teeniest tiniest little sections. Oh it’s so weird doing a puzzle in silence. Normally when I work on a puzzle I have either
music going or a podcast. Literally all I need to be happy is a good
puzzle and a good podcast, and I swear, time goes so fast when I’m working on a puzzle. I’ve literally sat at this very table for
nine hours straight, only getting up to like, use the bathroom or grab a snack, and it honestly
felt like two hours had passed. And then I looked up and the entire day was
gone. Oh it’s so satisfying when you have a big
section and you think you know where it goes and then it just slots right into place. Would you look at that. It’s so beautiful. So you can see that just like I mentioned
before, now that we have so many pieces out of this box, and on the board, it’s a lot
quicker to just shuffle through these and there aren’t quite so many layers that you’re
trying to very delicately dig through. Also I just want to say that even though I
am speeding up a lot of this footage so it looks like I’m going this puzzle very quickly,
I still get a lot pieces wrong, I still try things in the wrong spot. It’s not a race, don’t worry about how
long it takes, I’m actually kind of jealous of people who spend longer on each puzzle. That’s why I do things like not let myself
look at that box or make myself start the puzzle in a spot that’s a little more difficult,
just so I can kind of extend the puzzle-doing experience because I think it’s so fun and
there’s no sense in beating yourself up about it if you’re not good at it, because
at the end of the day, when you’ve finished the puzzle, it’s going to look the same
whether you did it really fast or really slow. So now that I have almost all of the cranes
finished and in place, you can see that there’s not a lot of empty space to spread out the
pieces for the ones I still need to finish. So what I’m going to do, is I’m actually
going to swing over to this part of the table over here, where I have a lot of empty space,
and I’m just going to work over here and then move the sections into the puzzle into
place as I finish them. So at this point since I’ve finished almost
all of the cranes, I’m pretty much pulling any piece that I see that has any part of
a crane on it. Whether it’s these last few that I still
need to make or if it’s one that I’ve already started and I just see a few, like
little edge pieces. I’m just going to pull all of those and
then put them into place, like you do in a puzzle. So this is actually my favorite part of the
puzzle now, where you have all of the big sections in place, and you have about half
or maybe more than half of the pieces where they need to be, and now it feels like you’re
kind of filling in sections instead of creating new islands. So that’s kind of a shift from the first
half of the puzzle to the second half of the puzzle. Alright so now that I’ve put in place all
of those pieces that I had pulled out the last time, I’m going to take one more pass
through all of these blue pieces and I’m going to pull anything that I can find that
has even the tiniest little bit of paper crane on it. So the reason why I do this is because even
though there is only the teeniest tiniest sliver of white on the edge of this piece,
there are only so many place in the puzzle where this piece could go. It could only go on the outline of one of
the white cranes. So that’s a little bit of information that
lets me figure out where this piece goes. And since we have a whole lot of blue that
we’re gonna be filling in, I want to minimize that as much as possible. So any pieces that have information that limit
where in the puzzle they can go, I want to put those in first and get them out of the
way and then I can concentrate on all of the blank blue that is in between them. Alright, so now that all of those pieces are
in place, you can see that if we bring back the box, basically the only pieces left are
the blue that goes in between all of these cranes. And I’m sure you’re wondering like, it’s
easy enough to put together different colors of cranes, but how the heck do you even start
to tackle this much blue? And I have got a little trick for you. Basically, we’re going to bring back the
bottom from the original puzzle box, just so that we have a little more surface area
to work with, and then we’re going to sort the pieces by type of piece. Alright, so that is all of the pieces sorted
by the type of piece. So if we look at this box, we have the most
common type of puzzle piece. Which is this one, you can see it has two
outs on each end and two in’s in the middle. That’s kind of the classic puzzle piece. So I have all of those here in this box, and
they’re all, pretty much all, facing the same direction. So next if we look at this box, over here
on this side, we have these pieces, which have an out on the top and then three in’s,
so we have two of these little square guys on the bottom. Next to them, we have these, which have two
outs and they have this little corner between them, and then two in’s and they have one
of those little square guys. Then in this section of the box are the kind
of triangle shaped ones, where it has three outs with two of these little corners in between
them, and then one in on the bottom. And then up here on the top we only have one
of these guys left, it has four outs. And we’ve got a couple of these guys, which
have four in’s. So again, it might seem like a lot of work
to sort all of these out, but I promise that when you have so many pieces that are the
same color, it makes it go so much faster in the long run. So for example, let’s take a look at this
piece. You can see we’re looking for a piece that
has an out here and then an in and an in and it has one of these little square guys. So that means that everything in this box,
I don’t even have to worry about. So I know it has to be either these or these. And so that gives me way fewer to pieces to
look through in order to find the piece I’m looking for. And I’m pretty sure it’s going to be this
one. So let’s try it out, and it fits! Ok, so now I know I’m looking for this piece,
which is going to be in this box. So I can disregard basically half the pieces
I have left. So I’m pretty sure I’ve got it, I think
it’s this one. There we go! So now we can just kind of continue that for
the rest of the puzzle. Another thing to keep in mind is your color
perception. So for example, I can see down in this section,
the blue in the background is very bright. Whereas up here, and I’ll show you two different
pieces to compare, you can see this is a much darker blue, it’s a very different blue
than down here. So if you want to practice your color perception,
I actually have been playing this iPhone game called I Love Hue, and it just, basically
the entire goal is to just put colors back in order. There is no time limit, it’s super relaxing. But you just get to practice your color perception
and just be able to recognize different colors a lot more easily, and I found that I am very
good at that game but I think that’s because I’ve done do many jigsaw puzzles that I
have practiced my kind of color sensitivity, and so I can just very easily put colors in
order. And so if you’re not good at it, playing
that iPhone game is kind of a lower stakes version of doing a big jigsaw puzzle like
this, and it’s an easy way to practice your color perception on the go. So this is actually coming together a lot
more quickly than I expected, and I think that’s partly because we have these vertical
lines going through a lot of the pieces, which help to orient them one way or the other. And also because the color differences is
a little more dramatic than I had originally thought, so it’s pretty easy to figure out
which pieces say go here, versus over here. And let me tell you, there is no worse feeling
than when you think you know when a piece goes somewhere, especially if it’s all filled
in, you just have one piece left, and then you go to snap it in and it just does not
fit. But there is no better feeling than when you
have found the right piece and you’re absolutely sure of where it goes and then you just snap
it into place and it’s so satisfying to do that. I feel like every puzzle has one piece that
you just cannot find, no matter how hard you look for it. For me it is this piece right here, it has
this funny little square thing on the end. I have spent so much time searching for it
and I just cannot find it. It’ll turn up eventually, I’m sure, but
it’s really bugging me right now. You guys, I did it. I found my piece that I had been looking for
for so long. Oh I’m so happy. So this is another phase of the puzzle process. And that is when you’ve put in enough pieces
that you can see all of them all at the same time. We have one layer of pieces, I can see everything
that I have left. And so now when I’m looking for a specific
piece, I know that it’s gotta be somewhere in here, and it’s not covered up. Alright so I am so close to being done. And so at this point I’m actually gonna
consolidate these two boxes, so that I’m not constantly switching between them. Alright, and now I have all of my pieces left
right here, I only have to look in one spot. So let’s finish this guy off. Oh and also, please ignore what I said earlier
about the blue coming together a little quicker than I expected. Because it has not been going very quickly,
and I’m pretty sure it’s taken longer just to do like half of the blue pieces than
it took to do the entire rest of the puzzle. Alright guys, the very last piece. There it is. There’s the puzzle. That was a bit of a process. I started this at about 9am Well I sorted
out all of the edge pieces yesterday, but then I started putting it together at 9am
this morning, and now it is 3pm. So that was about six hours total of puzzling,
with maybe another hour, hour and a half yesterday. So anytime I talk about puzzles, I feel like
the question I get asked the most often is what do you do with the puzzle once you’re
done with it? And instead of telling you, I’m going to
show you. Are you ready? You ready? I take it apart. Literally I just take a few pictures, and
look at it for, you know, leave it together for a day or two, or in this case, like, five
minutes, and then I take it apart. People always ask if I have any tips for gluing
puzzles together, and hanging them on the wall, and honestly I do not, because I have
never done it. The only puzzle that I still have left together
is the 9000 piece one that I did once, and that’s only because I know that I’m never
going to do that one again. But with a small like thousand piece puzzle
like this, where it takes six hours, I don’t want to spend the money on a puzzle and then
only be able to do it once. I’d rather, if it’s a puzzle that I like,
like this one, I would rather be able to do it multiple times. Also if you’re like me and you have dozens
and dozens of jigsaw puzzles, and you do them pretty regularly, if you did just leave them
together, you would end up with stacks and piles of puzzles and literally no one has
enough wall space to hang them up on the wall. Also I think that what makes a good piece
of wall art and what makes a good jigsaw puzzle are two very different things. You can definitely buy jigsaw puzzles that
you enjoy the picture of and that you want to hang on your wall, but you can also buy
a puzzle because you think it would be fun to put together, even if it’s not something
that you actually want to display all the time, which is the case for most of the puzzles
that I do. So there we go, that’s the puzzle, back
in its original form. Again, like I said earlier, there is no right
way or wrong way to do a puzzle, so this is just my method. So if you do your puzzles any differently,
please let me know in the comments. Again I want to say a huge thank you to Cloudberries
for sending me this puzzle. If you want to get one for yourself, I’ll
put a link to where you can get it down in the description. Alright, so back to me on camera. So I hope you guys liked that video. Thank you for giving me an excuse to do a
puzzle and kind of call it work. Kind of make me feel like I was being productive,
even when I was just doing a puzzle. I would love to know in a comment if you ever
do jigsaw puzzles and what is your favorite puzzle that you have ever done? And if you’re still watching until the end
of the video, the code word for the comments is puzzle pieces. So just use the phrase puzzle pieces somewhere
in your comment and I’ll know that you watched the entire video and you will be my favorite
puzzler. Alright, so this is my last video of the year. As of right now, I am on Christmas vacation. So thank you guys so much for watching, whether
you’ve been watching my channel for ten years, um, my ten year anniversary of my first
video is coming up in January. So, that’s crazy. Um, but also thank you if you just subscribed,
if you’re new here, even if this is the first video that you’ve ever watched. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I’m gonna go home and do a bunch of puzzles. That sounds fake because this video is about
puzzles, but honestly that’s all I do over Christmas is I just do one puzzle after the
other. So stay tuned to my instagram if you want
to see pictures of all the puzzles I’m doing. And thank you so much for watching all year
long. I will be back in the new year with a new
video. I actually already filmed my first video for
next year, it’s all about how I stay organized, which I thought would be useful for the new
year. So stay tuned for that, and I’m gonna go
celebrate Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, happy
puzzling, and I’ll see you guys next time. Nope. I’ll see you guys next year. I only get to make that joke once a year,
so I am taking it.

71 thoughts on “HOW TO DO A JIGSAW PUZZLE QUICKLY

  1. This video is full of all of my tips and tricks on how to do a jigsaw puzzle quickly! Do you have any additional tips that you use?

    If you're wondering why I keep talking about Christmas, I originally uploaded this on my other channel in December 2017, but I decided to move it over here when I started this channel just for jigsaw puzzles!

  2. Puzzle pieces it's funny I don't like anyone touching my puzzles. I have one going at work to do at breaks I hate it when people walk in my office and want to help. Enjoyed the information

  3. Great video! My first and definitely not last, you are so pleasant and easy to listen to. Puzzle pieces! Have fun and thank you.

  4. Some great tips and a company to explore. I have a puzzle system from Bits and Pieces that has 4 big trays that fit inside. I sort the edges onto the big tray and then lay out all the other pcs on the trays – sometimes resorting to cookie sheets – lol. Then everything is laid out and ready to go. I really enjoy watching your videos. I think it wonderful that so many people still enjoy puzzles, coloring, crafts, and other totally low tech stuff. We need to get out minds and hands working together. Keep up the good work.

  5. I recommend using as much boxes as needed to have the pieces all laying “alone“ (not overlapping). Normally thats 4-5 top boxes from other puzzles or board games and it makes ist very easy to see all parts of the pieces. I hate going through overlapping pieces, turning some of them accidently while searching.
    Have a great day 🙂

  6. I love doing jigsaw puzzles. I always spread all my pieces next to each other and not on top of each other. I have a special puzzle board which is just a cheap picture in a deep frame flipped over, on which I assemble my puzzle. I also have a puzzle mats that are covered with felt that I bought from Innovations. These are handy to pick up and place elsewhere if the table is needed. I always get the boring sorting part done first. This involves collecting all the straight edged pieces and any obvious images or dominant colours. I always do the border first. After that, I just piece together what ever interests me. It usually takes me 2-3 days to complete a 1000 piece puzzle.

  7. Code word: "puzzle pieces" = after watching my second video of yours I am hooked. I hope by subscribing I may catch up on your first ten years of videos. I have learned so much from you already! I look forward to learning more. Thank you.

  8. I do mostly landscape/scenery puzzles, and put them together very differently than these collections of objects. Most of these puzzles don't have many standalone patches that you can separately put together.

  9. First time watcher, I was curious about your techniques, very nicely put together. I do have one possible tip to help out with some of the trickier "puzzle pieces." Sometimes the machine that cuts the puzzles does so in a predictable pattern. Sometimes in an individual row, the order of specific shapes, classic, triangle, etc. is actually repeated, making it easier to know what shape to look for next. It may not work for all puzzles, but it may be worth investigating if you're struggling with a blurry background or when all the colors appear to be the same.

  10. Hi, i really enjoyed your video and i listened to itbas i was sorting my edge pieces for my new puzzle… I plan on glueing up this one since is a glow un the dark one and i think keeping it in a box wouldn't do it justice… Ui wanted to ask if you ever had a puzzle that you could never finish? I do have one since i was 11 and till today i never put it together… Its just 500 pices…i know.. Im ashamed… BUT… and thers a big but… Its a picture if zebras in a field…. So alll the puzzle pieces (🤫) are either yellow grass or black and white stripes…… They allll look the same and after a few hours i get a jead ache from staring at the stripes…. It defeated me sooo many times… I feel like giving it away

    . But i still wanna do it at least once

  11. Thank you so so so much!You have no idea how much I struggle with Jigsaw puzzles.I am currently doing a 3D jigsaw puzzle from national geographic so yeah.

  12. I am exactly the same way.it bugs me when I do puzzles with someone and they have all the pieces in a pile.i sort and do my out sides first.then do the inside and I lay my pieces int he boxes just like that to.but I dont organize by shape.i have always loved puzzles and have always been good and speedy at them.they are fun and relaxing and I could literally sit listen to music and do a puzzle all day

  13. it is not faster than my technique.
    if you touch all 100 peaces when you sort out the edges, you should sort the colours straight away.

    when I sort them, I make more piles:
    edges

    colors (contains just 1 color)
    multi colors (contains more)
    stirpey
    spots
    lines, etc…

    Than after the frame done I dont need to search for same colors as you do, as they already sorted.

  14. Wow what a great video, thanks for sharing those tips & steps. I actually discovered that last step of sorting the pieces by the shape on my own & it really works great, saves time. Another helpful tip is looking at the actual characteristics of the piece & searching for adjoining pieces that way. For instance, if a piece has a longer or shorter edge on my side, is shaped a certain way etc. That's a bit more difficult but works good when you're down to the last few pieces. Great job on the vid!

  15. I'm so happy i saw you I'm 9 years old this is my dads account before i saw you 1000 piece puzzles were Inpossible then i saw your tips and tricks vids and it got so easy to do it like how you short them bye shape it made it easy thank you for all the tips and tricks you taught me

  16. Interesting how different people go about doing a puzzle. I'm only joking with you but, my gosh the puzzle dust! You're stressing me out!

  17. I am just randomly looking through YouTube videos and when I saw the dust in The box I knew that she was going to dump it out but then when she brought the bottom back with the dust still in itI knew that there would be comments about that 😂 lol so I have to just be part of it. Nice video 👌

  18. Im working on a 2000 piece puzzle at this moment. I got the edge done right now. I'm hoping to have it finish before Christmas.

  19. Hey Karen you took something that could be really boring and made it great. Thank you for this! Go you this is awesome! Puzzle pieces!!! I commented to soon 🤣

  20. Hey Karen. I just downloaded you game. It's amazing❤. I really like it even thou I just made the fist 10 levels. I'm not very good in finding pieces in puzzles but I love them❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  21. Wow! Thank you so much for the tips! I’m doing two kittens jigsaw puzzle by 1000 puzzle and i gave up once. Then I started over again. It is hard. So i was about to give up, but i didnt. Thank you!

  22. ok so there was this really hard puzzle in shrek for the wii where it made us listen to a song and the song played the notes f# e d so logically we thouhgt "hey, fedex" so we called fedex right and asked for the code but the guy on the fone was smart so he made us wait exact;ljy 11minutes and 25 secobnds because the solution to the puzzle was actually 1 1 2 5 but without the first 1, but then there was a second ouzzle in the newxt room so we goit tired abnd just klookjed up the guide because it was hard 🙁

  23. You’ve got to be the only person I’ve ever discovered that has the same OCD issues with puzzles that I do (don’t like when other people help and move pieces that you’ve put in a particular place, your insistence on doing the edge pieces first, your organization of the various types of pieces, etc) AND get so much pure joy out of doing them as I do. Well done video!

    Big tip! If you want to mount your puzzle, skip the various puzzle glues and take your puzzle to a frame shop and have them Dry Mount it. The process involves putting the puzzle in a press that’s slightly heated and bonding the entire puzzle to a special white cardboard that has adhesive impregnated into the surface. They usually only charge a few dollars (the process only takes about 3 minutes and is easy for them to do) and your puzzle will be permanently bonded and ready for framing. It works much better than any glue.

    Just saw my first video of yours a few hours ago. Subscribed!

    Key phrase: Puzzle pieces.

  24. A jigsaw horror story…

    About 10 years ago my kids and I started a 5000 piece puzzle on our formal dining room table. I was active duty AF at the time and dint have a lot of time each day to work on it but slowly over the course of about 8 weeks, we were 90% done. I was sitting in my living room watching TV with the kids when out of the corner of my eye I saw my Chihuahua jump up onto a chair and onto the table, grab a piece and run off with it. The puzzle had been sitting out on the table for 2 months at this point unprotected and I had no idea the dog (my girlfriend’s dog) was capable of getting onto the table. All I could think about in that one horrific second it took me to leap off the couch and give chase was “that cannot be the first time he’s done that over the past two months…I could not have gotten that lucky to catch him doing it the very first time”. He spent hours a day at home roaming free with the puzzle just sitting there in various stages of completion.

    I tracked him down and got the soggy piece out of mouth, placed it a paper towel and then inside the pages of a heavy book to dry out the piece and flatten it out again. And then I anxiously spent the next week finishing the puzzle. I just knew there had to be more pieces missing but alas every last one was there. I got so lucky to have caught him doing it the very first time he did it.

  25. Thank you, Karen! It's hard to believe that I am 57 years old and have never done a jigsaw puzzle before. I just bought one as a Christmas gift to start a new family hobby. We got the border together but then had no clue where to go from there. Your strategy on how to sort the puzzle pieces is so helpful! The puzzle is Leonardo Davinci's Last Supper and I will be gluing and framing it when we're done. 😊

  26. Puzzle Pieces – I grew up doing puzzles with my family over the Christmas holidays. There would often be a family gift we would all work on in our basement on a large table that was out of the way. It was both educational and nostalgic to watch your delightful video. Thank you for sharing!! And Happy Holidays!

  27. I picked up a 2000 piece puzzle, but its a landscape so I'm having trouble doing things like the sky because everything is so similar. Any tips?

  28. It made me feel so much better when you said: it’s okay if you’re not good at it. You’re awesome. PUZZLE PIECES.

  29. Hey Karen! I really enjoy your channel! I just recently got back into jigsaw puzzles. Used to love them when I was younger but for some reason I stopped doing them at some point.
    Now I wonder: how did I get through the last 15 years? It's so relaxing ❤ I'm currently working on the Ravensburger silver Krypt and oh my… am about 30% done. I love the challenge, though.
    Which other challenging puzzles can you recommend?

  30. Video: How to do a jigsaw puzzle quickly

    Me: Sees that's it's a half hour long. Doesn't end up watching the video.

  31. For this puzzle, I would have removed all the solid color blue only to a second box just like the edge pieces.

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