9.16.2010

Halloween tic-tac-toe

Good morning!!

During yesterday's blog swap, I made a tutorial to share over at Naptime Crafters that you can see by clicking HERE. I'm going to share it on this blog as well for any that missed it.............


Here's the finished project:




You'll need:

  • something to use as your board. (I had this wood piece with sides that one of my son's toys came in and I saved it for something crafty.) You could use a lid from something, or just a flat piece of wood or cardboard.
  • patterned paper
  • white acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • glue stick
  • foam brush(es)
  • scissors/paper cutter/ utility knife
  • paint pen OR permanent maker
  • ruler
  • distressing ink
  • sanding block

I painted the inside and the sides of my wood piece with my white paint. And cut my paper to the size of my wood piece (approximately 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches).


Using a coat of Mod Podge, I attached my paper to the wood piece.


Then I used my knife to trim off any excess. Then I inked around the edges with my distressing ink. (The colour I used is called "Charcoal Grey")


Then using some scraps in coordinating colours, I cut out 9 squares that were 1 1/2 inches. (4 in one pattern and 5 in the other.)


Using my ruler, I found the centre of the spot where I wanted my game board, then glued the squares down........


Then I added a strip of another coordinating paper to the top:




Wrote "tic-tac-toe" using a marker, then sanded the edges so that the white showed..........





Then I glued that down as well..........




Now for the game pieces! I had these pumpkins that I bought last year at a dollar store. All I had to do was remove the adhesive piece from the back.




For the witch pieces, I used buttons and punched the witch image with a craft punch I had in one of my sets onto the black polka dot paper.............



Then used a round punch for the green cardstock. Next I used Mod Podge to glue 'em all together. And added an extra coat on the top........



If your wood piece had sides like mine, you can just turn your board upside-down and store your pieces like this.....



Otherwise, a small container with a lid works perfectly.



So now you're all ready to play!!




What a great game board for you next family game night!! My two and a half year old son loves this game now! :)





{This project was featured at One Pretty Thing, Scrappy Gifts, Keeping it Simple, and at the Childmade site.}

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'd have never thought of that. Don't you just love scrapbook paper? Thanks for sharing this.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

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  2. That's so cute! Love the pumpkin and witches pieces. Love the sanded edges on your title too. I've seen people make these with baking pans/sheets and then make the pieces magnetic.
    Thanks for linking up to my Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow!

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  3. That is so cute might have to make one for every holiday.

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  4. This is so cute my daughter would love it. Thanks I need little crafts like this to share with her!

    Colleen
    Link up at Scrap it Saturday

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  5. So cute and fun! Great idea :)

    Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks like great fun. Thanks for the tutorial !

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  7. so darling! i'm your newest follower via gfc-- hope you consider following me too
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  8. This is so darling!! Great idea!

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  9. This is such a cool idea and I love how you can alter it slightly for any holiday! I hope you don't mind, but I added this to my other blog's Halloween Recap linky: http://www.abcand123learning.com/2010/11/halloween-idea-wrap-up.html

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