I love making and giving personalized gifts, and if someone gave me this gift, I would be so happy I’d turn into a puddle of tears. These are Instagram Dominoes, where I’ve taken a friend’s Instagram photos and put them on blank, unfinished pieces of wood using Craft Attitude printable film. (I used Wood Attitude, which is a line of Craft Attitude, but any of the Craft Attitude products will work.) I haven’t given this to my friend yet, so seeing this post will be the first time she sees her present. Surprise! Obviously, you don’t have to use Instagram photos. Any photos or images will work. Just lay out the images on a software program like Photoshop (even Microsoft Word would work), print out the images on the Craft Attitude film, and apply the images to the wood.


28 wood pieces

Craft Attitude film (I used Wood Attitude), about 3 sheets

Spray adhesive

Step 1: I bought unfinished wood rectangles at woodcrafter.com. You can find wood rectangles for crafting all over the internet, but I got mine at woodcrafter.com because they were the only place I could find pieces this size – 2″ x 4″. I like this large size because the dominoes look more impressive when they’re bigger. Whatever size you choose, make sure one side is twice as long as the other. Therefore, they could be 1″ x 2″, 1.5″ x 3″, 2″ x 4″, etc.

Step 2: A standard set of dominoes has 28 dominoes. There are 7 designs paired with every other design including itself. With every combination, that creates 28 dominoes. To help you, assign a number 1-7 to your 7 images. The combinations for your 28 dominoes would be: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 6-6, 6-7, 7-7. After you’ve assigned your pairings, size the images on the Craft Attitude film to fit the dominoes, and print the images on your inkjet printer. I was able to fit 10 dominoes on each sheet of Craft Attitude, so I used 3 sheets all together.

STEP 3: Cut the images with a paper trimmer. I love my Westcott paper trimmer.

STEP 4: Don’t peel the film from its protective backing yet. Spray some adhesive (I used Scotch Super 77) on the ink side of the film and place it face down onto the piece of wood.

STEP 5: Burnish it with your fingers, and peel off the protective backing. Smooth out the film with your fingers, or use a rubber brayer. Then repeat the process for all the dominoes.