Tic Tac Toe Hearts

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 6:56 am

    What an ADORABLE idea! I love this!!! 🙂

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

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

  • Jane February 3, 2011, 10:29 pm

    This is such a cute idea!

  • Chantel February 3, 2011, 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, 8:45 pm

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

  • AllieMakes February 5, 2011, 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, 7:37 pm

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

  • Christina February 7, 2011, 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, 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 😛

  • Colleen February 10, 2011, 9:36 am

    This is such a cute idea!

  • Roeshel@the DIY Show Off February 11, 2011, 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, 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, 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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