We actually made this rock tic tac toe game a few years ago for Father’s Day. It sits on our front porch and still gets played a lot during the warmer months. When Ammon was younger he loved playing tic tac toe with his dad so I thought an outdoor version would be a fun idea. The best thing about this project is it cost $1 and a few pennies.

tic tac toe game 2.1

Supplies Needed:
shadow box
vinyl or sticker letters
spray or acrylic paint

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I started with this shadow box from Dollar Tree. The last time I was there they were still stocking them. I have seen something similar to it at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby also.

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Start by taking the hangers off the back so the shadow box sits flat.

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Then I used spray paint to paint the box because it’s fast and covers easily. I chose green because it matched with everything on the porch plus it was what I had available. Sometimes the wood can soak up the paint pretty fast so you might want to use a spray primer first. It will make it so you will have to use less coats of the paint.

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I also sanded the edges to distress it a bit. I figured it was going to be distressed naturally in a couple months anyway. I used the larger decorative rocks you can find at Dollar Tree but I already had a jar full of them so I used what I had. When you choose your rocks make sure they fit in the divided areas. I used my Cricut to cut the X’s and O’s out of white vinyl and then just stuck them on the rocks. The kids actually did that part.

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Isn’t it cute? After many years we still use it and love it. It was the perfect gift for the kids to give their dad for Father’s Day.

tic tac toe game 2

What are your kids giving Dad for Father’s Day?

Shadow Box and Rock Tic Tac Toe Game is a perfect gift for dad or grandpa

Here are a couple more ideas you might like:

Chalkboard frame 3.1

Chalkboard Frame

Faux Grass Pen Holder square

Faux Grass Pen Holder

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christa May 30, 2013 at 6:19 am

how cute, I love it.
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Debra May 30, 2013 at 8:03 am

This is absolutely darling! I think I am going to head the dollar store!
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Alli Miller @ Cupcake Diaries May 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

Oh my heck, this is awesome! What a cute idea! Pinned it.
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Karina May 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

Great idea :)!! I love it! Might have to make one for my house soon!

Jamie @ Huckleberry Love June 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

I love this! So creative and cute, and I love that it’s so inexpensive. :) I would love for you to come and share this on our link party Much Ado About Monday!

Hope to see you there,

Lynn July 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I went to my Dollar Tree but opulent find this! Has anyone else seen it? I really want to make this with my kids!

Nesh Johnson June 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Hello Leanne,
Thank you so much dear for sharing such unique and creative gift ideas for fathers day. I like your all suggested gifts especially Tic Tac Toe game and Chalkboard Frame for dad.

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