Last month I introduced you to our Monthly Home Depot Gift Challenge! Last month, the item we needed to use was a copper tee and we needed to make something for our significant other. I was so in love with the DIY Grill Tool Sign Display I made for Stephen. It was so practical and makes our grilling lives so much easier!
This month’s item was wooden dowels, and we had to make something for a child. I had the hardest time thinking of something to make! I knew I wanted to make a stool but didn’t know what I wanted to paint on it, or how I was going to make it fun. I finally decided on making the top of it into a Tic-Tac-Toe board. And I have to admit, I think it’s pretty awesome. This stool is both practical and entertaining–as it is a gift for a child, after all! I know that Aurora wouldn’t really appreciate a stool, though she may need it. However, she would appreciate a tic-tac-toe board. She loves to play tic-tac-toe, though I still beat her 90% of the time. Which yes, I am proud of. It may not have been smart to make her a tic-tac-toe board since she may have time to practice now, but I still believe I’ll hold onto my reigning champ status.
Now, for this project you’ll need:
1 wooden dowel (from Home Depot)
1 wooden clock round (from Michael’s)
Blue Paint (or whichever color you choose)
Screws/nails to attach legs I started off by measuring out the lines for the tic-tac-toe board onto my wooden clock round. Once I had them drawn out, I used painters tape to create straight lines and I painted the lines white. Then, I painted my rocks. I decided to do 5 white rocks with blue polka dots and 5 blue rocks with white polka dots. You can do whatever design you feel like, but polka dots are easy and still cute. Once the lines on my clock round were dry, I painted the edge of the round blue. I thought this added a little something to the stool, what do you think? Then, I measured out my dowel and had Stephen cut it into equal pieces for me. He’s much better at handling a JigSaw than I am. He was an intricate part of this project! I actually had him cut 4 legs for me, but I decided in the end I only wanted three. The legs are 12″ long. I sanded down the ends of them and painted a few inches of blue on one end to give a dip-dye effect. Cute, right? I love the way those look. You’re pretty much done–wasn’t that easy? All that’s left to do is attach the legs. I would recommend screwing them in so that they’re nice and sturdy!
Now that you’ve checked out my challenge for this month, make sure to stop by the other blogs to see what they’ve come up with. Their creativity is so contagious! Just click on any image below to be taken to the post!