DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe

DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe

Want to play a game? How about a little tic-tac-toe? In our house we play on a DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe Board, complete with starfish as X’s and sand dollars as O’s. This coastal tic-tac-toe board is a pretty easy DIY project that you can knockout in an afternoon. If you own a beach house then you need this! 

DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe with Starfish and Sand Dollars

DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe Supply List:

Some Amazon affiliate links provided for you shopping convenience.

When deciding to make a coastal tic-tac-toe board I wanted to find a board that was wide enough to hold starfish and sand dollars,and also be inexpensive. I found a nice 4 foot long pine board at Home Depot. Now, I didn’t need 4 feet but the board was only a few dollars and would allow for any cutting mistakes or making multiple boards. This project is quite simple if you already have some power tools. 

Step 1: Measure the width of the board. Take that measurement and mark it along the length of the board. Cut an exact square out of the board by using a circular saw and rafter’s square to help keep the saw straight.  My board is 15.5″ x 15.5″. 

diy-tic-tac-toe-step-1

square-board

Step 2: 

  • Create the outside frame edge. Cut a rectangular trim piece into 4- 15.5″ lengths, and cut the ends at a 45° angle as pictured below. 
  • Cut 2 – 14  3/4″
  • Cut 6 – 4  1/2″ lengths with straight end cuts

DIY tic tac toe board pieces

Step 3:

Stream a bead of wood glue along the molding pieces. Set in place to form a frame around the board. Wipe up any leakage or glue spills with a wet cloth. 

DIY coastal tic tac toe board - step 2

Step 3:

Glue the 2 inside pieces equal-distant from each other to create 3 equally spaced columns. Each column is 4 1/2″ inches wide. 

DIY coastal tic tac toe board - step 3

Step 4:

Glue in the 4  1/2″ spacers to create a grid pattern. 

DIY tic tac toe board step 4

Step 5: 

This is up to you! Paint the board, stain the board, or leave it as is. I used Minwax Classic Gray stain for my Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe board. I used a foam brush to apply the stain, left it for 5 minutes and then wiped off the excess stain with a soft cloth. The stain can be a bit strong smelling so leave it outside to dry and air out for a few hours. I added a few foam pads to the underside of the board. 

DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe with Starfish and Sand Dollars

Choose 5 starfish and 5 sand dollars to play the coastal tic-tac-toe game. 

DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe with Starfish and Sand Dollars

I hope you will make a board for yourself or make one as a gift. The DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe board is so pretty as a coastal decor item and can add to a fun game night for the family! To see more of our recent nautical media room makeover click here

Wishing you a fun family game night!

KIM

Related Post

Love this post? Let's keep in touch!

Subscribe for free to have Sand and Sisal delivered straight to your inbox.


Comments

  1. Marty Oravetz says:

    What a cute idea. I love it.

  2. This is such a beautiful project, i can’t wait to get started and make one for each of our family members. Thank you so much for posting this project so we can all enjoy it too ! .)

  3. Nancy Bremner says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I think it would be a creative plaque to make to display some collector shells and hang it on the wall as well – brilliant Kim! 🙂

  4. Beautiful! And a nice quick entertainment too. I love this summer time and all the relaxing activities that come along. =)

  5. I just love your great idea!!! Tic-Tac-Toe is my kids favorite game!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Speak Your Mind

*