Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters

Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I mused… what could I make in my rustic style?

I’ve managed to make a few rustic takes, such as THESE small rustic Valentine’s Day hearts and this reclaimed wood heart

But this round, instead of just a project of my own, I decided to design a few new stencils with Valentine’s Day in mind first, as I didn’t have any yet. Then anyone could make whatever they want any way they want! Including me!

And today is an example of yet another rustic take, but this time, in an everyday way as well.

Tic Tac Toe stencil is a Valentine's Day themed stencil by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Find Tic Tac Toe stencil HERE

View all the Valentine’s Day stencils HERE

Tic Tac Toe is a Valentine’s themed stencil that could become art, a pillow design, or used as an every day board game.

So I mused… why not create a board game that invites companionship? Getting together for coffee over a game sounded pretty LOVEly to me!

Here’s what I did:

(this post contains some affiliate links so you can find the supplies I love to use)

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Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters supplies

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Tic Tac Toe stencil from HERE

3 fence planks (mine are 6″ x 32″)

2 small support boards that work with your handle sizes (mine are 3.5″ x 12″)

1 square wood post (mine is 3″ x 3″)

½ pipe fittings to create two handles (assembled = 10″ long)

(you’ll need four elbows / four flanges / four 2″ pipes / two 6″ pipes)

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black

(find a local Fusion retailer HERE)


Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

How-to:

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1. Cut 3 fence planks to a desired length, then lightly sanded on both sides with a palm sander.

2. Screw together pipe fittings to create a handle. (or any kind of rustic door pull can work)

3. Cut two support boards to a length that works with the length of your chosen handle.

4. Paint the support boards in black.

Why it's best to pre-drill holes into wood before using screws, to avoid the wood splitting. Shown with Makita and Bosch cordless drills.

5. Screw support boards to each side of the 3 side-by-side planks.

Tip: Predrilling old wood before using screws through it guarantees a good outcome.

And then there’s me who likes to screw wood together with out pre-drilling pilot holes, resulting in wood splits! Cheating sometimes works, but not this time.

6. Screw handles onto the support boards.

Learn how to stencil this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

7. Stencil the grid from Tic Tac Toe onto the centre of the tray in black.

Learn how these scrap wood slices turned into X and O game pieces for a Tic Tac Toe game on a tray!

Game pieces / Coasters

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8. Cut a small square post into wood slices with a miter saw. (I cut at 1/2″ thick)

9. Sand all sides with a palm sander.

Learn how these scrap wood slices turned into X and O game pieces for a Tic Tac Toe game on a tray!

10. Stencil one side of the wood slices with X’s and O’s in black.

11. Flip the game pieces around, and paint them out in black to create the ‘coaster’ side.

Fun right?!

Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

Then invite someone over, pour a couple of coffees and play a game of Tic Tac Toe!

So… this is cool! I love the wood, pipes and black, and the tray is actually handy to have around.

Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

How to stain and stencil dollar store wood items to make one-of-a-kind office branding supplies!

The little crate holding the game pieces is from my dollar store revamps in THIS post.

I added a few more crate sayings on it with the Shipping Crate Stamps stencil and it proved to be the perfect game piece or coaster holder!

Learn how to make this Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters using scrap wood and a stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click for full tutorial and stencil info.

I rather like the coffee and game concept! Who wants to come over and try it out? I’ll put the coffee on…

What are you making or putting out for Valentine’s Day?

.Visit all the Valentine stencil designs by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View all the other Valetine’s Day stencils HERE

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Here’s a few of my other rustic Valentine’s Day projects! See a theme at all? LOL

Reclaimed wood coffee heart sign to hang coffee mugs for Valentine's Day

Rustic heart coffee sign

Reclaimed wood heart with junk LOVE message for Valentine's Day

Rusty junk LOVE sign on reclaimed wood heart

Learn how to make this reclaimed wood rope love sign for a rustic Valentine's Day project!

Rope love sign

 

Learn how to make rustic and neutral hearts for Valentine's Day from everyday things such as bark, string, twine, etc.

Rustic Hearts

View all Valentine’s Day projects & posts HERE

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6 thoughts on “Tic Tac Toe tray game and coasters

  1. A very clever idea this morning Donna. Dual purposes always get my attention. Your stencil is very clever as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. These are all cute. I don’t even know if I have any permanent Valentine decor. One year I made a banner, might still have that somewhere, and one year I made a door wreath from an old candy box, but that wasn’t intended to survive for another year.

  3. Hi Donna,
    I love the Tic Tac Toe Tray. Super cute ideas for Valentine’s Day. I have a cute white breakfast serving tray, so I’m going to use this idea!
    Thank you!

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