How Long Does it Take to Complete a 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle?
Do you have any guesses on how much time you should reserve to complete a puzzle like this? I naively thought that it could be completed in a couple hours, by the time I finished a glass or two of wine. Wrong. In my case, solving it actually ended up taking more than 7 hours, spread across a few evenings. On average, you could expect for it to take anywhere between 3 to 10 hours, depending on the type of the puzzle, among other factors.
10 Best 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
Of course, choosing the puzzle to start putting together may be overwhelming in and of itself–perhaps more so than actually completing the puzzle! So, here is a collection of the best jigsaw puzzles on the market, with the highest customer reviews. Which one will you solve?
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Making a Custom or Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle
On top of the amazing puzzles that are available online and in stores, there’s also another wonderful way to acquire yourself – or someone else as a gift – a great jigsaw puzzle to complete: by customizing one yourself! Here is a list of some websites to check out if a customized jigsaw puzzle is something of interest to you:
All of these websites let you upload your own design or photograph onto their site, which they will turn into a puzzle and then send it to you by mail once it’s finished. How exactly does it work, you ask? Each company and site has their own specific methods to go about it, but in large parts they are similar enough that by examining and explaining one will make it easy to shop on any one of them.
So, let’s take a look at how you could make yourself a customized jigsaw puzzle on the site Creative Jigsaw Puzzles. First, choose the type of a puzzle you want to make. Do you want it to be traditional, or plastic, or wooden? Here is where you make that choice. Next, you can choose the size of the puzzle as well as the number of pieces on it – and, yes, a 1000 piece puzzle is an option! Then you also have the option to choose a matching custom print box. However, this step is not mandatory and is entirely up to you whether it’s something that is needed for your puzzle or not. After this step, you can finally enter the actual online puzzle maker and use your choice of images to design the customized puzzle. You can do this by dragging and dropping the image files onto the online puzzle maker.
Once you are finished and satisfied with the design of the puzzle, you can move forward with the ordering and payment, after which all you need to do is wait for it to arrive! PS: They deliver worldwide, so no need to worry about that no matter which corner of the world you’ve found yourself in.
A customized puzzle like this would be a fun activity for you and your family to complete at home (maybe put it on your Couple’s Bucket List!). Alternatively, a personalized puzzle would also make for an amazing birthday or Christmas present to a loved one. Imagine the surprised look on their face when they unwrap their gift, revealing a puzzle made of a picture that has a loving and emotional memory connection to them! And unlike a simple frame with a photograph inside, a puzzle offers joy and something to do for several hours and days. No matter if you are gifting a child or an adult, they would undoubtedly enjoy such a thoughtful present.
I must admit I have now been bitten by the jigsaw puzzle bug, and although I’ve already finished one, it is definitely not going to be the only one. It’s a perfect thing to check off the winter bucket list every single year.