Tic Tac Toe Game by Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand

Tic Tac Toe Game by Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… And now that the warmer weather is here, I decided to upcycle it into a tic tac toe board for a fun (and pretty) tic tac toe game to leave on my porch.

Wooden cake stand or wood cake stand at thrift store for upcycling by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Upcycling this wooden cake stand into a tic tac toe game would be easy enough. And to make it feel more summer-y, I’d give it a quick makeover and create game pieces that had a shabby chic feel. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand into a Tic Tac Toe Board

First things first, I gave it a makeover with some Rust-Oleum chalk paint (I used the spray paint version). This would give it a clean, fresh feel for my tic tac toe board.

Spray painting a wooden cake stand with spray chalk paint for upcycling idea by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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!

Measuring out Washi tape to create tic tac toe board on wooden cake stand by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

When all was said and done, I had a large scale hashtag or pound sign on the wooden cake stand. Perfect for a tic tac toe game, don’t you think?

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..!

Making Game Pieces for a Tic Tac Toe Game

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 for my winter scene tote bag project. And for my x’s, I used 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. You could also use fabric glue or even fabric tape for this step.

Since I had painted the wooden cake stand 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!

Lace ribbon and small lace doilies to be used for tic tac toe game by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So I dabbed them with fun, summery colors, starting with yellow for the doily o’s…

Soft fabric ink on small lace doilies to be used as game pieces on tic tac toe board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And a grapefruit or salmon pink for my lace ribbon x’s…!

Dyeing lace ribbon crosses to be used as game pieces on tic tac toe board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Tic Tac Toe Game from a Wooden Cake Stand

Now that I had my doily and lace ribbon game pieces, I was ready to combine everything for my tic tac toe game!

Game pieces for tic tac toe game from lace ribbon and crochet doilies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And just like that, I had a tic tac toe board that was cute and colorful and made in a most unexpected way! 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 a tic tac toe game?

Tic tac toe game by upcycling a wooden cake stand with lace ribbon and doilies for game pieces by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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!

If you liked this upcycling idea and project of mine, you might also enjoy this one for some cottage decor!

How to make Spring home decor on screen mesh as flower decoration for cottage style decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Craft on!

S

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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.

  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.

  24. Susan Gordon-Foley says

    I thought there was more then I idea!

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