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DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

There's nothing like a ol' good game of tic-tac-toe. Even Morris and Nelson, our studio zebras, think so. Using just a few ingredients, we made this tic-tac-toe set for your next backyard party, game night, or when you just need something fun to do (that doesn't involve your phone).

DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

You'll need:

– 12" x 12" wooden board (we used plywood)

– 2 colors of acrylic paint

– Painters tape

Epoxy resin and catalyst

– Paper cups (for mixing the epoxy)

– Something to stir with (like a stir stick or plastic spoon)

Gold glitter

– Silicone alphabet mold

  DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

To make the board:

1. Tape off the board into nine equal squares. Paint the four corners in the first color.

2. Once dry, remove the tape and tape off the other quadrants and paint with the second color. Then paint the center color. The end result should look like a checkerboard.

To make the X's and O's:

1. Prep your space by putting down plastic or paper bags. Also make sure to wear gloves and a mask because the resin has a very strong smell. It is preferable to work outside or near a window for ventilation.

2. Mix the first batch of resin in the paper cup and add catalyst according to the directions on the package. Add the glitter to the mixture in the paper cup. The resin has a working time of about 10 minutes once the catalyst is added until it starts to harden, so pour the glitter-resin mixture into the X and O in the silicone molds immediately.

3. The resin will harden within an hour and should be hard enough to pop out of the mold to dry on a piece of wax paper.

4. Repeat the resin mixing process until you have 5 X’s and 5 O’s for the playing pieces.


DIY Glitter Tic-Tac-Toe Set

{Photos by Casey Brodley, crafts and styling by Ariel Fulmer}


  1. This is so cute… and now I feel like my 2-year-old niece is going to need a sparkly alphabet set come Christmas. 🙂
    A couple of questions: does the epoxy dry really hard? (Trying to determine if these will become a danger when/ if thrown) How heavy are the X’s & O’s? Thanks!

  2. Hi Nicole,
    Yes, the epoxy dries hard but they are pretty light. Almost like a giant jolly rancher candy. They are not heavy like glass, so I don’t see them being dangerous but of course, I don’t recommend throwing them 😉

  3. I love this idea! I wonder if we could take it a step further and add a magnet to the back of the letters before the epoxy sets/dries. We’ll have to try it and see!

  4. Thanks so much! My 17-month-old currently throws EVERYTHING (he’s obsessed with balls… so everything can be treated like a ball!), so I’m constantly evaluating the damage all the items in his vicinity would create if thrown. 🙂


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