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Outdoor Patio Tic-Tac-Toe with Board

Americana® Acrylics

Outdoor Patio Tic-Tac-Toe with Board
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Outdoor Patio Tic-Tac-Toe with Board

designed by Cristina Smith

It's game on, on the patio, the beach, or anywhere outdoors, with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Neutral Grey (DAO95)
  • Spa Blue (DA277)
  • White Wash (DAO2)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Between the Lines - Newsprint (12" x 12") (PYB103)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (optional)
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • flat brush
  • saw
  • staple gun
  • wood glue
  • drill and small drill bit
  • clamp
  • drawer handles
  • wood boards (4" x 4"; 1" x 8"; 1" x 3"; 1" x 2")

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Measure the 4" x 4" into 3-1/2" sections. (You will need nine blocks.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Cut the wooden blocks one at a time using a saw. (You may need to re-measure each time to insure the accuracy of the block size.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut the 1" x 8" into two 14-1/2" lengths. Apply wood glue to the long edge of one and then clamp the two pieces together to form a square. While the glue dries, cut the 1" x 3" boards to fit around the perimeter of the square. (You should have two that measure 14-1/2" and two that measure 16".)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Stain all pieces of wood before putting them together. (This will make it easier to stain.) Attach the outer boards to the bottom with a staple gun.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cut the 1" x 2" into (2) 14-1/2" lengths. Attach these evenly spaced in the square with the staple gun. Cut the remaining 1" x 2" into about 4-1/4" lengths. (Cut them slightly longer and then sand shorter if necessary.) You will need six of these; they can be used to help space the longer boards, running perpendicular to them.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Attach the remaining six smaller boards at about 4-1/4" apart to form the 9" x 9" grid. (Depending on the final measurements of your individual board, you may need to slightly move this line.) The center lines cannot be stapled in because of their angles, so you will need to wood glue them in only.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the stained blocks with White Wash and a flat brush. (Don't coat them perfectly. The imperfection adds to the rustic appeal.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once the paint has dried, use the stencil to apply Xs in Spa Blue to the tops of the blocks, and Os in Neutral Grey to the bottom of the blocks.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Once the letters have dried, apply the desired sealer to the blocks and tray. Attach the handles using a drill gun.
    Step 8 Example
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