How to Create a Perfect DIY Wooden Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game

Hello, fellow makers! Miranda here from Tinsel + Wheat, thrilled to be guest blogging today with Spellbinders. Today I am sharing this really fun large wooden Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game!

 

I’m not going to lie – I can’t wait for fall!  Cooler temps, beautiful colors, all the fun fall festivities including but not limited to Halloween! This game would be perfect for a class party or fall carnival or as a fun outdoor yard game or an excellent indoors carpet game! So many options. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Cut Your Blocks

Using your miter saw, cut 9 blocks measuring 3.5 x 3.5″ each.

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Step 2: Sand Edges

Sand all rough edges with sand paper.

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Step 3: Stain Blocks

I stained my blocks with an Early American stain.

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Step 4: Prepare Stencils

Cut your stencils on 4 x 4″ squares of paper or cardstock. Your die sandwich will be white spacer + clear acrylic plate + paper + die + clear acrylic plate. I made a couple of each shape so I could switch off and let the other dry while stenciling.

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Step 5: Stencil

Stipple white paint onto your centered stencils. Make sure each block gets a pumpkin on one side and a mad cat on the opposite side. This will assure enough game pieces for each game of tic “cat” toe.

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Step 6: Cut Rope

I used 0.75″ jute rope for the game grid. Cut each piece of rope to 20″.

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Step 7: Seal Rope Ends

To help prevent frayed ends, dip each end of your rope in Mod Podge and let dry. The Mod Podge will dry clear.

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Step 8: Play!

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I hope you enjoyed this large wooden Halloween tic tac toe game tutorial! Make sure to tag us on social media if you make a set of your own and don’t forget to #neverstopmaking!

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Miranda Webster
Hi guys! Miranda here from Tinsel & Wheat ~ wife, mama, wedding decor designer, home decor DIY'er, and wearer of many other "hats"... who can relate!?

2 Comments

  1. I love it! I don’t have a miter saw, will Home Depot do the cuts for me if I buy the wood there?

    1. Thank you! Our local Home Depot will not do any cuts smaller than 6″, but I am not sure if that is a company wide policy. It might be worth calling before heading in for the lumber. Hope this helps!

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