We were wondering what you do with your puzzles once they are complete.
In my family we apply contact paper to the back of the completed puzzle, flip it over, and decoupage the front with two coats of Mod Podge matte.
Next it's on to the hunt for wood for framing. Sometimes we get the wood at the local lumberyard, but most of the time we harvest the wood from the recycling centers as we are trying to be a green family.
With wood in hand we then make the frame to fit the puzzle, gluing and nailing the corners together. Now it's frame-painting time and we choose a color that goes with the puzzle-black is a favorite color! Pre-finished wood also works great and saves time.
We then glue the puzzle to the poster board. This can be tricky so I would recommend measuring the poster board and marking out the border of the puzzle. This will help ensure the puzzle is centered. We then staple the poster board to the back of the frame, using a heavy-duty staple gun.
Finally we have a framed puzzle! My daughter then sells them at local craft fairs to earn Holiday money. It's a fun way to extend the bonding that comes when a family puzzles together.