tutorial {xoxo valentine tic tac toe}

valentine tic tac toe tutorial

You know I’m always up for a good craft challenge, right??? 😉
And did you also know that I love, love, love Pick Your Plum??
(They are an affiliate sponsor of GSC by the way. Yay!)
{You can find PYP on pinterest, facebook & their website.}

Well, when I heard that my friend,
Ashley from Cherished Bliss was
hosting a Pick Your Plum monthly link party
I knew I haaaaaad to participate!
Annnd I was one of the lucky few that received a
surprise package in the mail from Ashley and Pick Your Plum!
My challenge was to make something crafty with it!  So fun!

FYI: You can participate, too! 
Starting TOMORROW (Feb 1st) you can link up any craft
that you’ve made using a Pick Your Plum product!!!! 
Annnnd there will be a giveaway from no other than Pick Your Plum. 
You can check out all the details here! 

Cherished Bliss

I was soooooo excited when my package arrived!
Inside my package were 20 bottle caps from Pick Your Plum.
Hmmmmmm…..what to make??? 
Then it came to me I’d make a
{Valentine} Tic Tac Toe board.
Ooohhhh…. a game full of X’s & O’s…..perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Get it??!!!  XOXOXOXOXO 🙂

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{from Pick Your Plum}

I used the 20 bottle caps that Ashley sent me.
I also had some metal sheets that I had bought from Pick Your Plum.
I had my husband cut them to 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch squares.

You’ll also need:

wood blocks (6 inches x 6 inches)
paint (I used red & pink for mine.)
Valentine scrapbook paper
mod podge/foam brush
1 inch circle punch
hot glue
vinyl X’s & O’s (I used the Comic Sans MS font.)
vinyl tic tac toe grid
adhesive squares
adhesive magnet strips

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I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit my block. 
Then I mod podged my scrapbook paper to my block of wood. 
While the blocks dried I cut some 1 inch circles out
of my scrapbook paper with my 1 inch hole punch. 

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Then I got my circles & applied the vinyl X’s & O’s right onto the paper.
Then I got my bottle caps from Pick Your Plum & some adhesive squares.

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I used the adhesive squares to attach my X’s & O’s to the inside of the bottle caps.
Then I put the clear circles that came with the bottle caps on top.
They are sticky on one side & stick right on top.  Next you’ll need your magnetic strip.

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I cut the magnet strip into smaller pieces
& then stuck them on the back of the bottle caps.
Applied my vinyl tic tac toe grid to my sheet metal. 
Then I hot glued the metal to my block of wood.
Now it’s time to play a little {Valentine} tic tac toe!


tic tac toe game for valentine's day

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  1. Sooo adorable.. Very fun and cute.. I have to try out this project for a special lil boy who LOVES this game :)) Thanks so much for sharing Ginger.. : ))

  2. It looks great! My girls love my felt valentine tic tac toe I made for them, I'm sure yours will get a lot of use! I haven't posted my PYP project yet, I'm just finishing up some final details today. I didn't want to be last minute but after 2 weeks of our household going through the stomach bug, I got a little behind. What a fun challenge this has been though, I'm so glad I am a part of it!!

  3. This looks so adorable. I am pinning this to make for my kids.

  4. how stinkin cute is this??!! I love pyp! did you see the cute striped straws yesterday…i had them in my card but apparently didn't check out fast enough cuz they were gone in a flash – so darling…I want those!

    love what you did with the caps – you rock girl! xo


  5. So how do you come up with ALL of the amazing little crafts that you create?? I am always impressed by how unique they all are. You are amazing, my friend!

  6. What a cute idea!!!! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower!

    Stop by sometime and say hello!


  7. Love your project!! You did such a Great job!! Thank you for participating in the link up with us!!

  8. This is so fun! 🙂 I just missed out on that Pick Your Plum sale! Boo! But I did get the earrings/backings and made some pretty earrings this last weekend. The rose ones..

  9. Ginger this is just too cute! I love it and am so happy you are a part of this with us! : )

  10. How fun!! I LOVE Pick Your Plum and I just received my prize from winning a Pick Your Plum giveaway over at The Answer Is Chocolate!

  11. I adore this idea! I have lots of the bottle caps lying around and may just have to give them new life! 🙂

  12. Genius!!! My 3 and 6 year olds LOVE this game. This is perfect to bring along in the car or to a restaurant. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  13. This is sooo stinkin adorable.. Hands down the BEST idea I have seen using bottle caps! Love it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow….. great job!! I thought I had a lot of steps but I think you beat me! 🙂

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. This is super cute! What a fun little game 🙂
    Stopping by from the PYP link up.

  16. This is TOO CUTE! That was an adorable idea! I totally got it with the X's and O's! 😉

    I'm not the least bit crafty. This challenge (that I didn't sign up for) caused me a panic attack!

  17. Love this idea my kids would be totally into this. Thanks for a great idea going to go make some boy tick tac toe!

  18. This is adorable! Stopping by from the SUYP link up.

    I'd love for you to share here too: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-24.html

  19. So cute and clever, love this!

    btw -found you on the pity party at 30 handmade days.

    Kim http://www.plumberrypie.blogspot.com

  20. I love it…my boys would LOVE this!
    Now to find bottle caps 😉
    You should join me for Handmade 52! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/ -Katie

  21. What a great idea! Looks great too!!

  22. Super cute tic tac toe board. Love the Valentine touch. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest until the 5th. Please stop by to strut your stuff.

  23. Very cute. I was trying to think up an idea for doing a Valentine tic-tac-toe. You nailed it!

  24. completely darling! couldn't help but share it on my the Brassy Apple FB wall!

    thanks for linking up to make it monday!

  25. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  26. This is just soooooo cute! How creative! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

  27. This is BEYOND COOL. I love it. It's nice to give somehting that is going to last. A game. Perfect.

  28. LOVE this!! Just stopping by from Thirty Handmade Days! I have a question–I also ordered the bottle caps from PYP–did yours come with the clear circles that you put on top of the x's and o's?? Where can I get some of those and what are they called???

  29. Awesome! Love this. Really clever. I got some bottlecaps in my package too. I wondered what in the world I'd do with mine. I ended up making some valentine magnets. This idea is really cute too!

  30. This is absolutely darling!! I love the bottlecaps! You are always so clever Ginger! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  31. I love your blog! I stopped by for the first time today and am loving it! I pinned this idea. This is so fun! I'm following you now so I won't miss anymore great ideas you post! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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