DIY Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe Board ‘n Serving Tray

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Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe with starfish x's and sand dollar o's

Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe with starfish x’s and sand dollar o’s.

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There’s nothing better than a warm day at the beach, hanging out and relaxing with family and friends. Well, with today’s how-to, you can add a little of that feeling into your home: a coastal-style tic-tac-toe board and serving tray.

With this crafty and multi-purpose DIY project, you’ll be able to offer guests a simple, conversation-friendly game with whimsical, resin* starfish “X’s” and sand dollars “O’s” or, on the flip side, a nautical-inspired tray to serve whatever suits your culinary or mixological fancy!  

Wooden coastal serving tray on the flip side at the ocean side

Wooden coastal serving tray on the flip side at the ocean side.

Check out the supplies below, and these FREE downloadable Coastal Tic-Tac-Toe ‘n Tray Design Templates. Then, hop onto the website of today’s sponsor, Universal Furniture , and follow our step-by-step instructions to create something special – a perfect way to add “by-the-sea” functional fun to your home’s summer or coastal decor.

*To be ecologically mindful, opt for purchasing cruelty-free starfish and sand dollars – see links below. They look fantastic and allow sea creatures to remain in their natural habitats.

Coastal wooden serving tray with tic-tac-toe on the flip side

Coastal wooden serving tray with tic-tac-toe on the flip side!

Supplies:

1” x 15 ½” x 15 ½” wood piece

¼” x 1 ½” x 6’ batten

P60 and P120 sandpaper

wood glue

¾” brad nails

wood putty

¼” painters tape

small paint brushes

paint

wood stain

clear coat polyurethane OR beeswax + mineral oil mix

(2) brass cleats

(2-4) wood clamps

faux starfish

faux sand dollars

 

Tools:

circular saw

hand sander

miter saw

brad nailer

Optional: drill

Cut List:

(1) 1” x 15 ½” x 15 ½” wood piece (Game + Tray piece)

(4) ¼” x 1 ½” x 15 ½” beveled batten pieces (Trim)

(5) ¼” x 1 ½” x 15 ½” batten pieces (Tray top)

(2) ¼” x 2 ½” x 15 ½” batten pieces (Tray top)

(6) ¼” x ½” x 15 ½” batten pieces (Tray top)

Instructions:

Click here for FULL how-to instructions, along with additional tips in our article on today’s sponsor: Universal Furniture‘s Explore Home blog. 

Meanwhile…

WATCH OUR COASTAL TIC-TAC-TOE BOARD ‘N SERVING TRAY VIDEO TUTORIAL:

DIY wooden coastal Tic-Tac-Toe board angle to water

DIY wooden coastal Tic-Tac-Toe board is perfect at home or just about anywhere you wish!

DIY wooden serving tray is perfect for beach days

DIY wooden serving tray is perfect for beach days.

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).