Repurposed Wooden Cake Stand...Tic Tac Toe!

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When I saw a wooden cake stand base at the thrift store...one without a glass dome...I knew it would be PERFECT for repurposing! So grab some sweet tea, and let's relax on the porch with a game of tic tac toe.
Check out the super easy way I "dyed" my game pieces in my blog post tutorial!
Avert your eyes...it's topless!! But really, what can you do with a wooden cake stand base that has no top? Why, repurpose it, of course!
With the lazy, hazy days of summer here, I decided to make something to leave on our back porch...perfect for when friends come over for some R & R. Or friends with kids! So, first I painted it (to seal out it's previous life)...
And instead of trying to paint straight lines for a tic tac toe board, I used washi tape instead! Oh my gosh, so much better than painting!
And for game pieces, I decided to use vintage miniature crocheted doilies for the "o's" and lace ribbon for the "x's"! Check out for my full tutorial to find out how I "dyed" them in minutes!
And that was it! It's fun for everyone...a really easy DIY upcycle that anyone can do...and a great way to repurpose that cake stand. Of course, whenever I play tic tac toe now, I want a slice of German chocolate...ha! ;)

Suggested materials:

  • Cake Stand   (Thrift Store)
  • Chalk Paint   (Home Improvement Store)
  • Doilies and Lace   (Craft Store/Etsy)

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  • How about a wooden lazy Susan?

  • Sable Harris Gresh Sable Harris Gresh on Sep 25, 2017
    why does it need chalk paint?

  • Kathy Kendl Kathy Kendl on May 20, 2019

    No question just a suggestion. Lace and doilies are usually available at Goodwill and thrift store for really cheap. Also I would glue a snap plastic envelope to the underside of the cake area to place the playing pieces in for easy access. Love this idea thank you.

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