Tic Tac Toe Garden Table

Inspired by a similar idea in pinterest, I found a round wooden table top at the local home improvement store-perfect! My son-in-law burned a tic-tac-toe grid onto the table top. I stained it and nailed it to a tree stump. I purchased some stones and asked my granddaughter to paint them as ladybugs and bees. Didn't they come out great? I found a little wire basket at the dollar store to keep them in. I bought a set of natural cedar curved benches, stained and assembled them. Now when my grandchildren visit, they will have a fun activity to do in the garden.
tic tac toe tree trunk table with stones painted as bees and lady bugs
tic tac toe table and curved cedar benches

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  • Marilee Moyer Bryant
    Marilee Moyer Bryant
    on Jun 12, 2016

    I want to make this cute table for my granddaughters. I have a log of the right size, but I'm concerned about the table tipping over and hurting someone. Did you secure the base to the ground? If so, how?

    • Ivylore
      on Jun 13, 2016

      Hi Marilee! No, I didn't secure it in any way... All I can tell you is that it is very heavy and hard to move, I haven't had any worries about it tipping over. Best of luck!

  • Shirley Jones
    Shirley Jones
    on Sep 7, 2016

    what paint was used for the bugs please?

    • Marilee Moyer Bryant
      Marilee Moyer Bryant
      on Sep 8, 2016

      I don't know what Ivylore used, but I used Patio Paint for mine. It holds up very well outdoors and you can get it at craft stores.

  • Luv23718947
    on May 15, 2017

    Where did you find the table top and what did you use to make the lines for the table top?
    • Ivylore
      on May 16, 2017

      Hi! I found the round wooden table top at Home Depot. My son-in-law used a wood-burning tool to make the lines. It was one of the easiest projects ever.  Good luck!

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