personalized matching game-a tutorial!

I’ve received several requests lately for a personalized matching game tutorial…so here it is!
They are a (little) bit of work, but make a fun gift for the little ones in your life-children love seeing pictures of themselves!

Scrapbook paper
Photos (and some sort of editing program)
Mod Podge

Step 1: Cut your wood into approximately 1.5″ x 2″ pieces. If you want to buy the wood pre-cut, try an Etsy search-I did one myself and plenty of options came up (though they may be a slightly different size than what I use). Cut scrapbook paper to fit your tiles, and Mod Podge it on.

Step 2: This is where it might get a bit tricky…you need to take your photos and reduce them to 1.5″ x 2″. I use Photoshop Elements to do this; here is a screenshot of what I do…

I leave the Pixel Dimensions as is, and change the Document Size to the measurement that I want. There are lots of online tutorials, depending on which editing program you use. Next, print out your mini-photos and Mod Podge them to the back sides of your wood tiles.

Step 3: Allow both sides to dry well, and apply several coats of the non-toxic sealer of choice!

Insert pieces into cute bag of choice….

…and gift away!

Love the game, but don’t want to make it yourself? I sell Personalized Matching Games in my Etsy shop!

Happy Gift Giving!



  1. This is just fantastic! What a great idea for little kidlets, and the young at heart :)

  2. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! (oh, and I love it!)


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