Who doesn’t like tic tac toe? I made some of these as Christmas gifts this past year, and I can see them being handy for birthdays, too, for people of all ages.

tic tac toe buttons

I started by getting my designer husband to lay out a tic tac toe “board.” He sized it to 4 inches square and I printed it out on regular paper using our black and white printer. The next step was to Mod Podge the square piece of paper to a ceramic tile, the same ones I use to make coasters. They came from Lowe’s and are about 4.25″ x 4.25″. I think they are the cheapest ones you can buy, about $.17 each. I put three or four coats of Mod Podge on these, just because I’m used to putting lots of coats on for the coasters to protect from moisture. You might not need so many coats since this won’t have so much exposure to moisture. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I put three or four coats of polyurethane on these, too. The polyurethane takes several hours to dry between coats. The tiles are really moisture resistant now. You may not need to go so crazy since these are not coasters, but I was doing this at the same time I was doing some coasters, so I just did them all the same.

tic tac toe green

back of tic tac toe

Once everything is dry, cut out felt squares and glue to the bottom of the tile. I used Elmer’s tacky glue for this. For the game pieces, I chose 5 black buttons and 5 colored buttons. I made a small bag out of some fabric scraps and ribbon to keep the buttons together when not in use. Aren’t these cute? I love making them.

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8 Responses to Tic Tac Toe DIY

  1. i love this project. Seems like something I could actually do. Would you share with my readers, too? http://www.clipwithpurpose.com/clothespin-doll-made-for-you-monday-link-up-4/

  2. Wow. Your craftiness amazes me! Adorable as always!

  3. Nancy says:

    I am stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday…and I stumbled upon this AMAZNG post. I am pinning this immediately! What a cool idea for a tic tac toe game!
    I wanted to invite you to a link party I am hosting right now…a link party for OLD posts. You know, those things we posted when only our moms and husbands were reading our blogs…or is that just me?? Anyway, let’s get some more traffic and pins out of those posts!
    Hope to see you there!
    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/02/and-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-5-and.html
    Nancy

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