The other day, when C and I were at the beach, we collected some beach wood and pebbles.
I had it in mind to make a tic tac toe game for the garden with one of the driftwood and the pebbles.
This beautiful piece had three ginormous nails stuck thru it, but I liked the nail heads and so decided to be brave and use my angle grinder to cut the sharp ends off and leave the rest of the metal in the wood.
Boy, you should have seen how brave I was. There were sparks all over the place and burning wood and melting, red hot metal!!! Angle grinders are not for the weak hearted!
Then I got some inks and water, the pebbles and a brush.
I picked out the pebbles I wanted and tried them on for size.
Then I freehand painted circles on half and xs on the others, and I eyeballed some lines for the game board.
(using rulers and pencils would have been just too professional for me and I want people to pick the game up and not worry.)
And there you go! Hope people will feel free to play. 😀