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Have a Rock’n Game Night with an Outdoor DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game

What is it about the tic-tac-toe game that brings me right back to my childhood? This game, as well as other simple games like SOS, Hangman and Fortune Teller are how we passed the time when we were young. And now that we have kids, we wanted to pass down these fond memories to them with a DIY tic-tac-toe board for the patio.

We created our own tic-tac-toe board game using a piece of leftover scrap wood from our Upcycled Barn Board Console Table we made recently and rocks that we collected at the lake. If you’d like to make a fancier version, check out this cute ladybug and bumblebee one .

Materials Needed to make your own Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Game:

1. Cut your piece of wood to a square sized 8” x 8”.

2. Sand down the edges with sandpaper until smooth.

3. Apply a coat of wood stain. We used our DIY Natural Coffee Wood Stain, which was leftover from another project. It’s great to use and can be whipped up in no time using ingredients you already have at home.

4. Once dry, mark the tic-tac-toe grid onto your board. Paint in between the tape. Remove tape and let dry.

5. To protect the surface spray the surface of the board with urethane and let dry.

6. Paint an “O” on 5 of the rocks. Paint an “X” on the remaining 5 rocks. Let dry.

7. Spray the rocks with a coat of urethane and let dry.

We’ve also created a quick how-to video on our You Tube channel!

YouTube video

What other fun games do you remember playing as kid?

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