Do you remember childhood games? Like real ones that aren’t electronic? Yeah, those ones! LOL! We do in our home and I wanted to make sure our kids grew up playing them including cards, dominos, marbles, Tic-Tac-Toe and other silly classics.
There’s no doubt that the older games are pretty popular at our home, but Tic-Tac-Toe has become a family staple at our house. Our kids play it just about every everyday! No joke. In restaurants, car rides, really anywhere we may be waiting and of course at home too. There is something about it’s simplicity that just draws them in. They can’t resist it.
That’s why I couldn’t resist making our own DIY Tic-Tac-Toe game for home. It has been so much fun with the kiddos. Check it out!
DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game!
1 wood log slice(picked up at Target)
white acrylic paint (black acrylic paint optional)
1 small paint bush
10 stones or rocks preferably 2 different color of 5 each (picked up at Hobby Lobby)
rhinestones(about 10-12 small)
hot glue gun or tacky glue
Firstly, I took the wood log slice and decided the best way for the game lines to lay on the board. I then painted on two parallel lines turned the board and added two more that crossed over each other to make the Tic-Tac-Toe board.
I couldn’t resist adding an XOXO with black acrylic paint. Then I let the wood log slice dry.
Next I needed game pieces, so I found the perfect white and dark gray stones.
They still needed a little something more, so on one white stone I added an O in dark gray rhinestones and on one dark gray stone I added a X in white rhinestones. The rhinestones were hot glued on and gave them just a little bling.
Here’s the final DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game for family game nights!
What do you think? Let me know if you have any questions.
What is it about watermelons that automatically makes me think of SUMMER! Is it the bright coolers or it’s sweet treat inside. Who knows! But I love watermelons. This watermelon terra-cotta pot is the perfect summer craft.
My middle son loves watermelon. Like to the point he will beg for it in the store. You would think it was some kind of sugar high treat. It’s one of his favorite treats. What mom could complain about that right?!? My kid loves fruit……ok watermelon LOL! That’s why this pot seems so perfect for our home.
Watermelon Terra-Cotta Pot How to:
terra-cotta pot (picked up at Lowes $1.99)
acrylic paint( pink, white, green and black) (picked up at Hobby Lobby $1.12 each)
foam sponge brush (hobby lobby $1.99 for a 6 pack)
1 small pointy paint brush( multi pack $4.99 Hobby Lobby- there were cheaper option, but I’m sure I will use them in the future)
2 paper plates
Now, the first thing you need to do is open up your paints and place whatever color you’re using first on a paper plate. You can add more colors as you go, don’t add them all to start as they will dry out pretty quickly.
Next put your terra-cotta pot on you other paper plate and decide how You would like your watermelon positioned on the pot. I wanted a partial watermelon, but you could easily do a fuller option if you preferred. Completely up to you.
Now it’s time to start painting! I choose to start with my bright watermelon pink. Since I only wanted a partial watermelon look I did a diagonal line with the hot pink.
Once I had covered about half of the pot I simply feathered out the pink line so the other half of the pot is still unpainted and simple looking.
Then it was time to add some green! I added about an inch width strip following the diagonal line of the hot pink. To blend the pink and green together I added some white into the green and sponged it on which really added a more realistic rhine watermelon look. I then also added a little darker pink at the meet up line to the green to really accentuate the hot pink.
What kind of watermelon would it be without seeds? Right!!! So, time to add some black seeds. I simply added a water drop shape for each seed in black and made them all random(different sizes and directions) as a watermelon would be.
I thought about added some cute lettering like, SUMMER TIME, of Fresh Watermelon, but I preferred the simplistic look so I left it. You could easily add any wording you like though to further customize your watermelon terra-cotta pot.
Don’t forget to let the pot completely dry to avoid smudges. I let mine dry overnight on the paper plate I initially painted it on.
Here’s my finished Watermelon Terra-Cotta Pot! I love it! What a fun summer time craft. I’m looking for the perfect plant to add to it so I can place it in my kitchen window ceil.
What do you guys think? Have any questions? Let me know if you do!
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