Cactus Puzzle Guest Book Alternative
If you are dreaming of deserts, this cactus puzzle guest book alternative will be perfect for your next occasion! This truly is a unique, fun, and exciting way to involve guests at any event. It’s a sure crowd-pleaser! Whether it’s for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, fundraiser, or any other event, the guests will love being involved in the day being recorded for a lifetime. Frame it and hang it on your wall, or challenge yourself by putting it back together down the road.
The bordered puzzles come with a central heart piece with the text you want engraved on it.
For weddings, people typically use names and a date. Whatever you want, we will engrave on the border. Typically it’s in two lines of text. We suggest using the least amount of text possible, so we can engrave the letters as large as possible. If there is a lot of text, it will have to be made small and more difficult to read. We always align the text in the center and place the names above the date below in smaller font size.
These are good-sized puzzles! The puzzle pieces are all different in shape and size, and decently sized. This allows a good amount of space for guests to write on, certainly more than just a name or two. You can choose from the 25-, 50-, 75-, 100-, 150- and 200-piece cactus puzzles.
There are various fonts you can choose from for this item. They are included in one of the pictures, with a letter symbolizing each. If you are on a mobile device, you can scroll through the pictures. Choose which font you prefer for your order from the drop-down list. You can also select “Other” if you have your own font in mind and it is free for me to download. Just be sure to leave the link to where we can download it in the Notes section during checkout. Fonts.google.com and dafont.com both have good selections of free fonts.
Engraving on Heart Piece:
Make sure to leave a note of exactly what you want engraved. You will find a text area to fill out on this product page. In the case of the main item pictured, this would be “John & Sarah April 7, 2019.” Anything you enclose in parentheses will be considered a symbol or icon; for instance, you may want “Tanya (heart) Jason.” Whatever you choose, we will engrave it to look as good as possible, typically in 2 lines of text, always center-aligned.
The border adds a great look to the puzzles. They are also cut from quarter-inch maple ply and coated with a dark brown finish. The border, or frame, keeps the pieces securely in place. It also has padded hangers attached on the back, on center, allowing the completed puzzle easily to be hung on the wall. If you decide to hang it on the wall, you’ll need to secure the pieces in place so they don’t fall out. This can be done in a number of ways; we suggest glue dots or double-sided tape, or for a permanent bond, super glue or wood glue.
All of the puzzles are cut from quality quarter-inch maple plywood. Nearly any pen works for writing on them. Check out the video “What pen should I use for writing on wooden pieces?” – HERE. We suggest a regular bic pen, as this won’t bleed. Regular sharpies tend to bleed; however, we have not experienced any bleeding with an ultra fine-tip sharpie or sharpie pen. A couple of times in the past, people have told us these pens did bleed slightly,, although we have never experienced this directly. All wood is different, so test out different pens you may like before making a final selection. A blank piece of wood to test pens on is included with every order.
*I will include this instruction sign for no charge if you share a photograph of the item on Facebook (preferably in use at your event). Please post either directly on the havoly facebook page or as a post of your own, tagging the page. First, you should like the page and let me know that you did so in the Notes section (let me know the name you liked it with if it’s different from the name on the order). We’ll then expect to see that you shared it up to a few weeks after the date of your event, as promised. We thank you for your integrity and we greatly appreciate you helping this small business. 🙂
Please check out the other puzzles we make. We have an elegant bordered look for tree puzzles, and also one for heart-shaped puzzles. All come in a variety of sizes. If you want something even bigger than what you find listed here on the website, shoot me a message. We do custom work all the time, so don’t hesitate to ask.
Have an idea for a new puzzle shape? Drop me a message! I’m always trying to create new and exciting stuff.