Dried Flower Tic-Tac-Toe Resin Game Board and Colorful Dominoes

9 Materials
$30
2 Days
Easy

This post was sponsored by UpStart Art Resin. All opinions are my own.


We’re always looking for new ideas to add to our Family Game Nights around here. And these Dried Flower Tic-Tac-Toe Resin Game Boards and Colorful Dominoes are not only a great addition to Fam Fun Night, but they also look totally adorable on your end table or coffee table!

As with any craft project, having all your supplies ready before you start is key to a successful finished product.


For this project, protecting your workspace, as well as your skin, is a must.


Here’s how to make it:


Set out your clean and dry silicone mold onto a covered work surface. Make sure your gloves are on and your face covering is in place!

For the Tic-Tac-Toe Board: Using dried flowers and a pair of tweezers, place one flower, upside down, on each tic-tac-toe square.


Remember, the bottom is actually the top of the finished game board! (See Video for a more detailed view of this step)


* My flowers were left over from last year. But you can also purchase an assortment of dried flowers for crafts inexpensively online.

Measure out equal parts resin and hardener into silicone measuring cups. For the X’s and O’s, I mixed a 1:1 ratio of 100 ml resin and hardener for each letter.

Stir the epoxy mix in a disposable cup for 3 minutes with a popsicle stick, making sure to scrape the sides often. Mix, mix, mix!

Add a small amount of mica powder and mix thoroughly again.


* It’s better to add a small amount of color to your epoxy and add more to achieve desired color than to add too much at the start.


* I chose to do the dominoes and X's and O's in 2 different colors. If you’d like each letter to be a multi-color mix, simply pour the first mixed and colored resin into the molds, filling them half way. Let sit for about 3 hours and then add your different top color using the same method as above.

Pour colored mix into the molds. For the dominoes and the letters, pouring slowly is important as they fill quickly. A clean popsicle stick can be used to scrape any extra mix from the top of the mold.


For both game boards, I needed approximately 400 ml of epoxy mix each (both the resin and hardener measuring cups filled twice each).

I did not add mica powder to the Tic-Tac-Toe mix as I wanted the flowers to really pop inside a clear board.

Lastly, use a heat gun held close to the top of the epoxy to pop any surface bubbles.


* A toothpick can be used to individually pop the surface bubbles as they arise. A heat gun is simply a faster and more efficient way to pop the bubbles.*


I did find that I needed to press the flowers back into place with a popsicle stick a few times in the first hour or so as they were insistent upon moving around in the freshly poured epoxy.

Allow the mold to set a full 24 hours before removing.

To remove the finished product, slowly peel the silicone away from the project.

A white paint marker is a great and fast way to fill in the circles on the dominoes!

Final Step: Play!


* In order to make enough of the X’s and O’s (4 each), I had to make 2 separate batches. Even though it took 2 days to complete the project, I think my girls would agree that it was totally worth the wait!

Follow along with me on Instagram!

I love all the bright colors in the set. Gives me major Spring Vibes!

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  • Betsy Newman
    Betsy Newman
    7 days ago

    Great project! I just ordered some upstart epoxy and will be trying this with my family!

  • User
    User
    7 days ago

    I so so love Upstart Epoxy!! I have used their Art Resin for several projects now. The products and service are incredible! Easy to work with, mix crystal clear and level perfectly. Thanks for sharing this! excited to create a Tic-Tac-Toe resin board like yours

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