I’m so glad I bought a few of these little divided boxes at Dollar Tree last Spring. I knew I’d eventually use them. I bought the heart ornaments last year and they fit perfectly into the squares. They would be cute just placed in the box and put on display, but I had another idea.

I started by taking the hooks off the back of the box so it would sit flat.

Then I decided to paint it Spa Blue (mostly because I already had it in my craft room) but I do love red and blue together.

What a pretty color. It reminds me of warm weather, not the bone chilling cold weather we have right now. I debated whether to sand the edges or not. I still might sand it later.

I used my Cricut to cut some x’s and o’s out of shelf paper, then adhered them to the hearts.

My kids love playing tic tac toe, so I knew this would be the perfect thing to make.

And it looks cute while it’s not being played.

I decided to put it on the little table between the 2 chairs, so anyone could play when the mood strikes them.

Another free craft/game by just using things I already have in my craft room. What can you make with things you already have? 

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Melissa February 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Just found you through the Country Chic Cottage! I am so glad that you do a regular organizing party! I’ll definitely be joining tomorrow, hopefully it will help me keep on going with my organizing and decluttering!

LeAnn February 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

That is very cute and quite stylish. I wouldn’t have thought to do this. I like boxes too.

Lisa from Paint in My Hair February 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm

that is really super cute!!! I’d love to know where the heart ornaments are from…I’ve been looking for some.


Robyn :) February 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I made labels today for some baskets I used for organizing :)

That is a really cute craft/game you made. I love the Dollar Tree!!!!!

Angel February 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

This is really cute! I have the same hearts from Hobby Lobby as well as some glittered hearts and am using them as filler in my apothecary jar, but I love this idea! Thank you for sharing! :)

Mandy February 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

super cute idea…and i love the blue and red combo! i so missed those wooden boxes at the dollar tree last year…bummer.

ashley February 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

oh my, this is adorable! Like amazingly adorable times a million! I am in love! I want one!!

Deb @ PaperTurtle February 2, 2011 at 6:56 am

What an ADORABLE idea! I love this!!! :)

kelly@imperfecthomemaking February 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

What an adorable idea! I wish I was so clever!

Jane February 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

This is such a cute idea!

Chantel February 3, 2011 at 11:56 pm

That is darling! I went to my dollar store to see if they have anything like that box, but I had no luck. Although I don’t think it would be too hard to make. And you’re right, blue and red are beautiful colors together, and not something I see often

Andrea February 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Such a cute idea! I love it, the Dollar Stores are amazing!

AllieMakes February 5, 2011 at 10:24 am

This is ADORABLE! SO perfect for a coffee table! Love it!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

sarah February 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

This is fantastic. So cute and fun. I can’t wait to make one!

Christina February 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Great minds think alike, I love using things on hand to create pretty & fun stuff too. :) Your idea is simply sweet. Please consider sharing your creativity with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S.


Ali February 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

This is adorable! I actually thought this was little chocolates at first. That would be cute too.. then you could eat them after :P

Colleen February 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

This is such a cute idea!

Roeshel@the DIY Show Off February 11, 2011 at 7:36 am

Another great project! So cute and fun! Thanks for sharing in the DIY project parade! I’m going to highlight and link back in my DIY Valentine post today. ;)

Enjoy the weekend!

Auntie T February 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

That is so clever. And how lucky to find ornaments that fit perfectly. Now I’m going to be on the lookout for those at the dollar store.

Wjh February 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

This is precious! I wish I could fine some of these boxes for my class! Wonder how I could make them? Is is such a great craft!

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