Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand base. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… I try not to buy much with that mindset (hello! That’s how hoarding begins!), but it found its way into my cart…and then into my garage…and finally has its day as a project.

Wooden cake stand base at thrift store for repurpose / www.sadieseasongoods.com

No top, no problem…

I can’t explain why, but I couldn’t shake the idea of turning it into a game board of sorts. I haven’t repurposed anything into a game before, so why not? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

First things first, I gave it a makeover with some Rust-Oleum chalk paint (I used the spray paint version).

Rust-oleum chalked spray paint on a wooden cake stand base from thrift store for repurpose / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just needs a fresh start!

After the paint dried, I distressed it along the edges to add contrast and buffed it with clear wax. But when it came time to try my hand at painting straight lines for a tic tac toe board, I panicked. Straight lines?? That is WAY too much pressure for an amateur like myself.

So…I decided to cheat a little and used teal colored washi tape!

Using Washi tape to create a tic tac toe board on a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Washi to the rescue!

Using Washi tape to create a tic tac toe board on a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Done in seconds- SO much easier than paint.

Seriously, that was so much less stressful than trying to paint those lines..!

Now, I needed my “x’s” and “o’s” for tic tac toe…so I went shopping in my garage again! For my o’s, I decided to use some small (2”) doilies that I had purchased on Etsy eons ago. And for my x’s, I used crocheted lace ribbon. Since the doilies were 2” wide, I snipped ten 2” strips of lace ribbon and quickly stitched them into a cross/x-shapes by hand.

Since I had painted the cake stand tic tac toe board white, I needed to dye my game pieces. But going through the actual fabric-dyeing process seemed a little complicated for such small bits. So, I decided to color them with fabric ink instead- definitely an easier option for this task!

DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Creating shabby x’s and o’s…

So I dabbed them with fun, summery colors- yellow for the doily o’s and grapefruit pink for the lace ribbon x’s.

DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Behold the power of fabric ink (Doily “o’s”!)

DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And lace ribbon “x’s”!

It was super easy to do…and I purposefully didn’t ensure that every fiber had been inked (for a shabbier look). I let them dry overnight and ta-da, I’m ready to play tic tac toe!

DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So summery- and they’ll totally work as tic tac toe pieces.

And just like that, I had a cute, fresh tic tac toe board! I love the summery look of it, and it’s seriously perfect to put out during parties, picnics, and gatherings. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy tic tac toe?

DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a repurposed thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Something to leave out on the porch all summer long…

What would you have done with the cake stand base? I would have loved to have found one with the glass dome (y’all remember my Christmas cheese dome project, right??), but even just the base was a project waiting to happen!

Craft on!

S


PIN ME!DIY tic tac toe using vintage miniature doilies, lace ribbon and a thrifted wooden cake stand base by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Very cute and creatiive. I love that little cake stand. I would have snatched it up too!

  2. Cute little cake stand! Never “wood” have thought of that application for it though!

  3. What a great idea! You are very creative

  4. Too stinkin’ cute!

  5. That is cute! My mom had a brass tic tac toe and the grandkids loved playing her so much! Thanks for joining us again at Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

  6. What a creative idea! We’re always up for a game of Tic-Tac-Toe!

  7. Aw, this is the cutest and SO creative! Love the added detail of having doily/lace playing pieces. Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Creative!

  8. This is such a cute idea. What a fun conversation piece.

  9. The way your mind works!! I want a little piece of that. Seriously…you are very creative.

    Happy Thoughts of Home friend.

  10. Oh my you have done some adorable things in the past but this one surpasses them all. Thank you for sharing your creative tic tack toe game stand at Vintage Charm!

  11. This is darling and just so darn clever. I totally would have bought that cake stand too. Super cute. I would love to have you share this on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party happening every Sunday at noon EST on Ava’s Alphabet and 5 other great blogs. Have a great week!

  12. Such a fun idea. I love how your cake stand turned tic tac toe turned out! Thanks for sharing your crafty inspiration on this week’s Monday Funday Party!

  13. I love this idea. Such fun way to enjoy an age old classic.

  14. Sadly my stash “aka” hoarders bin has lots of items from the thrift store waiting to be called into service. Using washi tape for the lines was a great idea. If I tried to paint straight lines it would look like my 19 month old grandson did it! Thank you for linking up with us again this week and we love it when you do.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Exactly!! Straight lines with a paint brush is not going to happen for me…and I couldn’t find a stencil!

  15. Isn’t this just TOO cute! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. You never cease to surprise me with your clever up cycles! & for me just another reason to get a cake stand 😉
    Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared See you again soon.

  17. charleneasay1 says:

    I would have never thought of this. Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

  18. I love this idea!! What a great thing to have out when you have a houseful of guests – kids AND grown ups!Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  19. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    This is such a cute idea. And don’t worry about the hoarding, it’s all for a greater purpose. Pinning and sharing.

  20. What a fun & clever idea! It’s perfect for hanging out on porch and playing games 🙂

  21. Looks like you’ve made yourself a creative little DIY! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

  22. Debbie C. says:

    This is such an adorable idea! I’m thinking of making mine into a checker board game. And for pieces? The possibilities for us craft hoarders! 2 different colors of felt squares, small flat wood shapes, sea shells or buttons. Can’t wait to get started!

  23. So cute…..my great grandson likes board games. This would b great fun for us using boy themed x’s and o’s.

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