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Creep-a-Day Challenge Day 21

Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe


I have made a few checkers games for people using bottle caps, photos of them or their children, and a special UV resin, but I never made one for myself. With this month’s challenge, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the resin, so I decided to make a fun Tic-Tac-Toe game using bottle caps and domed stickers.

6x6 wooden square
Black acrylic paint
Your favorite paper tape (I used Tim Holtz® tissue tape)
Glossy Accents™
Bottle caps (12 total)
Scrapbook paper in opposing colors and/or patterns
Domed stickers (12 total)
Waxed paper

The goods
Paint brush
A quarter

The How:

Not the neatest painter
I started off painting the wooden square first so I could make the playing pieces while it dried. Time management is a good thing! I made sure to paint the top and sides of the square but left the bottom unpainted because that would end up being covered in felt anyway.

They fit! Yayyyy!

To see how big of a circle I needed for the bottle cap, I fitted a quarter into it and it fit perfectly. That became my template. While the first coat of paint dried, I traced my quarter onto green spiderweb scrapbook paper so I ended up with six circles. I cut out each circle and dry-fitted them into the bottle cap. Perfect fits.

Adding those squiggles

Next, I removed the circles and put a squiggle of Glossy Accents into each bottle cap. I placed a paper circle over each, patterned side up, smoothing out any air bubbles then let them all dry a few minutes.

I repeated the same steps with the orange spiderweb paper.

They look like pieces of candy...

With everything glued in place, I put a domed sticker over each paper circle and pressed down firmly.

The pieces were done!

I painted a second coat on the wooden square and set it aside to dry.

More squiggles

With the board dry, I flipped it over and added Glossy Accents to the unpainted side. I used my index finger to smooth out the glue. Carefully, I positioned the felt patterned side up and smoothed it down. I set it aside to dry.

Is that felt??? It is now!

Once it was dry, I trimmed away the excess felt.

I love paper tape!
Next it was time to lay out the grid on the board. I made a mark with pencil along the edge at the 2” and 4” measurement for each side of the board. I took my paper tape and connected the lines on opposing sides until I had a grid. I pressed the paper tape down firmly to stick to the painted surface.

Usually I am horrible at staying in the lines

To finish the board, I added Glossy Accents all over the painted surface and smoothed it out with my index finger, making sure the tape was covered. I set it aside and when it was dry, I trimmed off the excess paper tape.

Now I’m ready to play Tic-Tac-Toe!

Shall we play a game?


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