Monday, July 11, 2011

Go Mama Monday: Beach Blanket Tic-Tac-Toe!!

Beach Bash!!
I had so much fun at One Month to Win It
and was so excited to join some of the other awesome former contestants to be part of the Beach Bash!

I love living in Southern California where the weather is always gorgeous and you can find people enjoying the beach year-round!

Today I'm going to show you how to make 
a beach blanket tic-tac-toe!
My son is just the right age now to play games with
and we have fun playing games together.
I thought it would be fun to make this blanket for something to do when you're taking a break from the waves!

I love the basic sheets at Target. They're cheap, soft and come with a bonus drawstring bag!

Fold sheet in half and sew around the edges
just inside the seam allowance.

Measure the sheet across and divide number in thirds to determine where to lay your tic-tac-toe lines.

Since the sheet is not a perfect square, lay your lines towards the bottom of the sheet, leaving the extra space above for an X/O pocket.
Sew your vertical lines and then your horizontal lines, using the thirds measurement again.
This wide ribbon was just the perfect size for the lines on my board. :)

Cut your X's and O's out of a double layer of felt. You'll need to cut a total of 10 X's and O's for a set of 5 each. 
I printed out a big X and O on paper for a template.
 Printing your letters about the same size as a standard 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper will make them just the right size for your board.
Sew the two layers of felt together.
Sew a pocket on top of your blanket, above the tic-tac-toe board.
Sew a line down the middle of the pocket, dividing it for the X's and O's.

My son was so excited to play with the blanket game!

It's a cat's game!

I love the sheet because it's easily washable and it's easy to pick up and shake off the sand at the beach!

Have a fun and delicious summer!!
Check out the other fantastic projects at the Beach Bash!


AsylumTanya said...

This is a beautiful project! I am sure your family will love it! Thanks for sharing!

cookieandclaire said...

Love love love this!
My two year old is a little bit too young for tic tac toe - but a shape game would be fun too! Thanks for the idea! I love it!
Stop by if you have a chance!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What an awesome idea! My daughter loves this game so I definitely have to make it, especially since we live in Florida :)

Eli's Lids said...


Jan@southernjunkin' said...

What a fantastic project idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

That is such an awesome idea! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also an awesome giveaway to go with the party, so you should check it out.
I hope to see you soon!

laxsupermom said...

Love this! It'd make a perfect picnic blanket, too. Thanks for sharing.

Homemade Heather said...

I love this!!! What a fabulous idea for summer! TFS!

Shirley said...

Love this!!! I am going to make one for my kids to use! Thanks for sharing - stopping in from Someday Crafts!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Fun idea! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

Kasia said...

Love the idea. So practical and functional. Thank u for sharing. Please take a look at my tic tac toe under

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...


What a GREAT idea!

PLEEEEEEASE, I would LOVE for you to share it at my link party... SO CUTE AND CLEVER!

Michelle said...

What a cute creative idea! My boys would love this. Thanks for sharing at DIY Thrifty Thursday @

Cherish said...

Oh my gosh, so stinking cute!

Tanya said...

YOU are kind of brilliant!

LaVonne said...

Now that is a great idea! I love it!

I pinned this one to my Crafts to Make board on Pinterest. Thanks!

Enjoy your weekend!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love this! I will have to make one when we have a backyard :) (just apartment for now) Pinning it ;)

Come see me at

Inspired By June said...

Great idea, Jaime, thanks for sharing! And I just love that last picture! I bet she went for a swim before heading home - ha!

Banuca said...

So good idea... Children get bored at seaside or picnic, this is really entertain :)I'll share this at my blog with your link....

Unknown said...

My boys would absolutely love this idea. I'm definitely going to make one for next summer. Thanks so much for sharing your great idea. I'm a new follower.

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars! I've just passed this onto my Facebook friends. :)

Elizabeth said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing! Oh - and the last photo ... adorable!!

Visiting I {Heart} Nap Time.

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Katie said...

What a great idea! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy. We hope you'll join us again this week!

Letting Fear Go said...

Visiting from Under the Table and Dreaming. Thanks for sharing this project. I think I will do something like this to use in my classroom for review games!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I just want to thank you and let you know that I am featuring your project on my blog today...

Make sure you visit and button up!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such a cute game! =)
Saw your post on Pinterest, and re-pinned to save.


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