Monday, December 28, 2015

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

diy tic tac toe game free plans

I hope everyone is enjoying their gifts, especially all those handbuilt gifts!  Today I'm sharing this tic tac toe game that's great for gift giving all year long.  Inspired by my fellow blogger Amy at Her Tool Belt who built an oversized tic tac toe game with free plans here:

diy tic tac toe game free plans

Amy's version uses 4x4's for the blocks and I love the chunky size and Christmas motif!  I made this smaller version using a 1 3/4" square dowel for the blocks:

diy tic tac toe game free plans

My plans for this smaller version are down below.


diy tic tac toe game free plans

It's a super fast project that will have you making multiples for all your friends.

diy tic tac toe game free plans

diy tic tac toe game free plans

diy tic tac toe game free plans

Below are plans to build this tic tac toe game.  Please follow all safety guidelines when using power tools!


diy tic tac toe game free plans

Supplies:                                                      

1 – 1 ¾” square dowel (sold @ 36”, enough to make 2 games)
1 – 1x8 @ 7 ¼” pine board scrap
1 – 1x2 @ 36”
1 – ¾” square dowel

1 ¼” finish nails
wood glue 

Cut List:

1 – 1x8 @ 7 ¼” (tray base)
2 – 1x2 @ 7 ¼” (short sides)
2 – 1x2 @ 8 ¾” (long sides)
2 – ¾” square dowel @ 7 ¼” (long dividers)
6 – ¾” square dowel @ 1 7/8” (shorter dividers)
9 – 1 ¾” square dowel @ 1 ¾” (blocks)


diy tic tac toe game free plans


diy tic tac toe game free plans

Step 1:  Attach short sides to tray base using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.


diy tic tac toe game free plans

Step 2: Attach long sides to tray base using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.    


diy tic tac toe game free plans

Step 3: Attach long dividers to tray using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.  Be sure all 3 sections are spaced equally.


diy tic tac toe game free plans

Step 4: Attach short dividers to tray using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails.  Again be sure all sections are spaced equally.

Sand well and finish as desired.  Paint X's and O's on the blocks.

diy tic tac toe game free plans
diy tic tac toe game free plans

2 comments:

Amy Baesler said...

The mini version is so fun and cute. Love all of the colors you did too.

Lisa Denise said...

This so cute, thanks for sharing.

Lisa x