When I saw this memory game on the Crafty Crow, I knew I would be making one soon :) Its just too cool and pretty to not make! This game will be one of O's Christmas gifts, and I plan on making a drawstring bag to keep it in. One handmade Christmas present is made, and I have about a hundred more to go! I bought wooden rectangle boards (sold in packs of 4) from Hobby Lobby and used Mod Podge to glue the scrapbook paper onto them. I planned on covering the paper with a layer of mod podge, but I decided to spray them with clear acrylic sealer at the last minute (since it's so much faster and easier). This was a fun and simple gift to make, so give it a try!
Here's a pic showing the other side of the boards. They are bigger than I planned, but I couldn't find boards any smaller, and I didn't want to go through the trouble of cutting them.
VERY cool idea! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I actually like them larger, much easier for little hands!ReplyDelete
I love this idea and I may just steal it!
I love how they turned out :) and all of the fun papers are so neat!! I think I just may have to try this one out :)ReplyDelete
I love this idea so much that it just went on my list of things to make for Christmas. Great job!ReplyDelete
Did you stain the wood on the back, or what it already finished?
Very Nice. I must make these, wow.ReplyDelete
This is a really great idea. I was just thinking I would like to get Hannah a memory game soon and didn't know where to find a good one here in Germany. Thanks for the great craft!ReplyDelete
Wow, those are cool and beautiful! You should sell those, seriously! I would buy a set for sure!ReplyDelete
looks great! i'm going to get those boards for my family matching game!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful! They turned out great.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you posted this. I know you had talked about making in a couple of the posts. Looks awesome and I think I will try it for Arin too!ReplyDelete
The cards look beautiful, and might even be simple enough for someone like me to make. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love this (and pretty much everything you post!) - what a great great great idea!!!ReplyDelete
I also tagged you with a blog award today - woohoo
Quick question - the ABC puzzle that you made, were the puzzle pieces pre-made or did you make them?
Also, the number book that you made, did you use card board or paper? Was it laminated?
Thanks for sharing this, I made some today and linked to you, hope that's OK!ReplyDelete
they look great!ReplyDelete
I think I am going to be shamelessly stealing some of your ideas for homemade Christmas gifts. You come up with such wonderful things!ReplyDelete
Annie- The wood on the back is unfinished. I like the unfinished look, so I just left it as is :)ReplyDelete
Heather S.- I bought the blank puzzle pieces from www.barebooks.com. The number book is a blank bare book from the same site. It's not laminated, but I'm going to spray the pages (soon I hope!) to protect them.
Thanks for the comments!!!
When I was little we used metal juice lids (from the frozen concentrate) and then glued various wallpaper scraps (from a sample book) in them to make a matching game. It didn't look quite as professional as yours but it worked well and we had tons of fun with it. It was also nice because it was recycling something that would otherwise be thrown away and it was free!ReplyDelete