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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Coffee Table Tic Tac Toe Board

Ready to make something for your home? Yes? Good. A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that we went Geocaching in this post. While we were driving through the desert near our house, we spotted a pile of discarded slate tiles. (Yeah, people dump their junk in the desert sometimes. Beyond aggravating.) So we stopped, I sifted through them, and brought several of them home for a project - A Tic Tac Toe Board to be exact. Not just any old Tic Tac Toe board, but a Coffee Table Tic Tac Toe Board. So much fun, right? Why didn't we think to do this sooner??

DIY Coffee Table Tic Tac Toe Board @

Here's what you need:
- 9 slate tiles 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
- 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 board  (we used a 2x12x8 ft board. planks are always 1/2 inch smaller than advertised)
- liquid nails (we used Loctite Pro Line)
- dark walnut wood stain
- sand paper
- 1 sheet of adhesive vinyl
- white acrylic paint
- craft sponge brush
- this Silhouette file (optional)

DIY Coffee Table Tic Tac Toe Board - click through and learn how to make this

Here's how to make this Tic Tac Toe Board:

wood board

Use the sandpaper to smooth down all the corners, and any rough spots.

stained wood board

Seal the wood using the wood stain. Be sure to follow the directions on the wood stain and allow for the proper drying time.

cut out a vinyl stencil and place on board

Use the Silhoutte to cut out this file onto adhesive vinyl to create a stencil. (If you don't have a Silhoutte, then skip this step or decorate the sides in your own way.)

paint over stecil

Peel off stencil

Place each stencil on the sides of the board. Paint each side using the craft sponge brush. Gently peel the stencil off the wood.

arrange tiles and adhere with liquid nails

allow to dry before use

Once the paint has dried, arrange the tiles until you are satisfied. Glue one tile on at a time, making sure to place each tile in the exact position as previously arranged. Allow to dry over night before use.

Coffee Table Tic Tac Toe Board - learn how at

That's it. It's definitely not a difficult project, but you do you have to allow drying time...always a little challenging for us impatient people! ;) Totally worth the wait, though.



Steph @ Three Loud Kids! said...

This is such a cute idea! I need something like this for my home because my kids are forever asking to play tic tac toe!

Nathalanes Place said...

wow, I love this idea, wish I had done this when my kids were yong, they would have loved this, and it gives your home some style.
Well done