How to glue a puzzle together

When spending hours upon hours putting together a super complicated puzzle, it’s only natural to want to glue it together to preserve your effort and enjoy the art of the puzzle. Luckily, there are a few ways to do it with several product options. Here is how to glue a puzzle together.

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SaleBestseller No. 1
Puzzle Presto! Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver: The Original and Still the Best Way to Preserve Your Finished Puzzle! - 6 Adhesive Sheets and 2 Adhesive Hangers
  • THE ORIGINAL PUZZLE SAVER – Made in the USA Since 2007 by Premium Puzzle Manufacturer, Buffalo Games. This is a Product Made by Puzzle Enthusiasts for Puzzle Enthusiasts.
  • EASY AND EFFECTIVE APPLICATION – Simply Peel the Backing from The Adhesive Sheets and Stick to the Back of Your Finished Puzzle. That’s It… Your Masterpiece is Saved! No Mess and Takes Only Minutes.
  • INCLUDES SELF ADHESIVE HANGERS – Show Off Your Finished Piece with Convenient Self-Adhesive Hangers That Allow You to Display Your Puzzle on the Wall.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PUZZLE PIECE COUNT – Includes 6 Large Adhesive Sheets Covering a Footprint Up to 29 Inches by 21.5 Inches!
Bestseller No. 2
2 Pack 120ml Jigsaw Puzzle Glue with New Sponge Head, Suitable for 1000/3000/5000 Pieces of Paper and Wood Puzzle, Clear Water-Soluble Quick Dry Jigsaw Puzzle Glue, 240ml in Total
  • 🧩【TWO PACK GLUE】The package includes 2 bottles of 120ml puzzle glue. Each bottle is enough for 3000 pieces puzzle. With two bottle combination, no need to worry the glue will run out!
  • 🧩【SAFE MATERIAL】Our puzzle glue clear is made of PVA, which meets the international safety test. The jigsaw glue is 100 percent environmentally friendly, and safe for children. Fast dry within 1-2 hours. Perfect preserve your masterpieces. Just have fun with your children in the puzzle time!
  • 🧩【FIRM AND SHINY】Using our jigsaw puzzle glue, you are never ever worried about the puzzle you spend a long time finishing becoming scattered, moldy, and tarnished. And your masterpieces will be firm and shiny with the protection of our puzzle glue.
  • 🧩【EASY TO USE】The jigsaw glue is designed with a sponge head, which is more practical and convenient. You don't need an applicator. Squeeze the glue on the puzzle and apply the glue with the sponge head evenly. Even children can do it under the in company with parents.
  • 🧩【NOTE】It is better to pad some paper at the bottom of the puzzle when applying the glue. Close the cap in time after use. Please keep this product out of reach of children under 3 years old. Feel free to contact us if you meet any problems.
SaleBestseller No. 3
YAKAMOZ Updated Jigsaw Puzzle Glue with Applicator for Adults and Children Clear Water-Soluble Special Craft Puzzle Glue, Non-Toxic and Quick Dry for 3000/4500/5000 Pieces of Puzzle,200ML
  • 【YAKAMOZ puzzle glue】Excellent Quality, 100% non-toxic and conforms to meets the international safety test. PVA as the raw material of the Jigsaw Puzzle Glue, 100% non-toxic, environmental friendly, and water-base glue, which is safe for both adults and chidren.
  • 【EASY TO USE】Just apply this glue evenly on the surface of jigsaw puzzle, let it dry and then use the back again. (Note: When applying with the sponge tip, pay attention to let the glue penetrate into the gap, which can make the puzzle more solid).
  • 【The Third-Generation Function Upgrade】According to our customer feedback, we have upgraded the glue formula. After you apply it, your puzzle can still look shiny and will not darken. The new generation of puzzle glue adopts a sponge head design, which is convenient to use and apply.
  • 【Perfect Gift】This 200ml puzzle glue clear great for most materials, like paper puzzle 5000 piece, wood, books, picture and diamond drawing etc. At the same time, the jigsaw glue can permanently preserve the assembled puzzles, which is an essential choice for family manual activities.
  • 【NOTE】Do not eat this product, keep this product out of reach of children under 3 years old. Please tighten the cap after use, it is best to pad some paper at the bottom when applying the puzzle, it is recommended to air dry for 1-2 hours, and the specific time is determined according to the actual situation.
Bestseller No. 4
XPCARE 24oz/720ML Jigsaw Puzzle Glue, Quick Drying, Bright and Water-Soluble Puzzle Glue, Non Toxic Clear Glue for 3000/4500/5000 Pieces of Puzzles
  • 【Package Includes】Each bottle is 120ml, a total of 6 bottles, fully meeting your needs, suitable for 3000/4500/5000 pieces of jigsaw puzzle.
  • 【High Quality】Made of PVA material, it can enhance the stickiness of the puzzle glue. Fast drying, odorless, can help you build puzzles, and then you can forever preserve the puzzles and precious memories.
  • 【EASY TO USE】Simply apply this glue evenly to the surface of the puzzle, let it dry, and then use the back again. When applying, pay attention to allowing the glue to penetrate the gaps, which can make the puzzle more solid.
  • 【Function Upgrade】After applying, your puzzle still looks shiny and won't darken. At the same time, we are also equipped with a scraper, which is more convenient and fast to use.
  • 【Wide Application】Puzzle glue is suitable for most materials, such as paper puzzles, wood, books, drawings, and diamond paintings. At the same time, the puzzle glue can permanently store the assembled puzzle, which is a necessary choice for family handicraft activities.
Bestseller No. 5
Jigsaw Puzzle Glue with Applicator - Saves, Laminates and Preserves Finished Jigsaw Puzzles - Easy to Apply, Dries Quick, Clear & Bright
  • Dries quick, clear & bright
  • Easy to apply
  • Saves, laminates & preserves finished puzzles
  • Applicator included
One of the best products for gluing puzzles together is Mod Podge Puzzle Saver. Mod Podge Puzzle Saver dries quickly and has a glossy finish that helps make completed puzzles shine. To use Mod Podge Puzzle Saver, you will need to use a foam core that’s a bit larger to place under the puzzle and then use a paintbrush to brush the adhesive onto the front of the puzzle and then wait for it to dry. That’s it!

How to Glue a Puzzle with Yakamoz Jigsaw Puzzle Glue

Yakamoz Jigsaw Puzzle Glue is an excellent puzzle glue. Yakamoz Jigsaw Puzzle Glue comes with an applicator that makes the whole process of gluing pizzles much easier. To use, you use the applicator to apply the adhesive to the front side of the puzzle and then to the back once the front has dried. Make sure the glue gets all the way into the cracks of the puzzle, or it will break apart, especially when you flip it over to do the backside.

How to Glue a Puzzle Together

How to Save a Puzzle without Glue

There is a way to save a puzzle without glue, and that is with Puzzle Presto! Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver. Basically a puzzle tape, Puzzle Presto! Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver works by peeling the back of the tape off and placing it onto the back of a finished puzzle. This method is best for children because of its simplicity and lack of drying time.

How to Glue a Puzzle with MasterPieces Puzzle Glue

If MasterPieces Puzzle Glue is your puzzle glue of choice, you are lucky because it works just like most other puzzle glues. MasterPieces Puzzle Glue comes with a handy tool to allow for more even glue application. For the best results, use the tool to evenly and thoroughly cover the front of the puzzle with glue first, let it dry, and then flip the puzzle over and repeat the process on the back.
All of these products will work for gluing a puzzle together, just choose the one that you think will work best for your puzzle and if one doesn’t work for you, feel free to try another.
No, you don’t have to glue both the front and back of the puzzle. If you prefer to glue only one side of your puzzle, then the front is the better side.
Yes, Mod Podge Puzzle Saver can be used on both the front and back of puzzles. You can put on just one side or both, your choice.
Yakamoz Updated Jigsaw Puzzle Glue only takes 10-15 minutes to dry, so it should only take about 30 minutes in total to glue both the front and the back of the puzzle.
Puzzle Presto! Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver can be placed on the front of the puzzle, but it won’t look good. It’s always going to be better to put Puzzle Presto! Peel & Stick Puzzle Saver on the back of the puzzle.
MasterPieces Puzzle Glue has a gel-like consistency that is still pourable.

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