Wayfair.com asked me if I would like to be a part of a craft swap… let me thing… make and receive a craft via snail mail? Yes, please! I had 4 choices of craft canvases: cutting boards, tea towels, table cloth, or picture frame. I choose cutting boards! I made an outdoor tic tac toe set a few years ago and decided that that would be a fun and useful craft to send to my swap partner!
I used these bamboo cutting boards from Wayfair.com to make my tic tac toe set.
Making a tic tac toe set is easy peasy, all you need:
- cutting board
- painters tape
- paint brush
- 6 of one object and 6 of another (more on that below!)
Measure (or eyeball) where you want your first two lines to go, tape them off and paint! For easy measuring, I made all of my lines exactly one piece of tape wide. After painting the firs t2 lines, let them dry completely. I know, I know… it’s so hard. But while you wait, you can start thinking about game pieces! You can literally use anything from cereal to candy to rocks to buttons, sequins, toy cars, puzzle pieces, random other game pieces.
Next, measure and tape off the last 2 lines, then paint and let them dry completely before ripping off the tape and playing a few games of tic tac toe! In the pic below, I used black and white rocks from outside to play. Also consider jazzing up your game pieces if you’d like!
And check out what my awesome craft swap partner, Emily of Table and Hearth, crafted up for me! Super fun, right?! You can get the full tutorial of how to make this right here!
Comments & Reviews
Inspira Hogar says
Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing <3
This is super adorable! I actually love it with the little jewels. Adds a bit of glam to a classic game! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday!
What a fun idea! We spend a lot of time outside when the weather is nice and this would fun to play with while we’re waiting on the grill. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster Party.
Robin | Fluster Buster
Helen at Pleasures of the NW says
I love this idea and it looks so simple!! I see this with pebbles from a beach trip – I would be thrilled if you would share it at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY link up!
Cathy Lawdanski says
Love them both!
Frugal Hausfrau says
Cute idea, and perfect for the beach house or cabin! Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. 🙂
You’ve made this look both super easy and beautiful all at the same time. Great job!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Fun! Love how it turned out. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
I love this idea so much I picked your post to be one of the featured post in Wonderful Wednesday. Come check it out this Tuesday @ Living Intentionally Simple
This is a fabulous idea! I’ve made a tic tac toe once but I like your idea way better! Great to take outside!
I love it! You did a great job!
If you can, come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/welcome-to-really-crafty-link-party-6.html).
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
Love the outdoors tic tac toe game. Great idea, that will keep the little ones busy for a while. My kids always loved playing tic tac toe when they were little. Now the grandkids love the game. Thanks for shaing!
Really fun, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
Paola @ Do It With Heart says
This looks so cute and it would also be great as a coffee table decoration. Love the simplicity of it and colors.