I mentioned lately that we are a board game sort of family. My hubby and I like to play games after the kids go to bed, and one of our absolute favourite two-player games is backgammon.
I've been trying to decide for a while what to do with this tray I purchased at a thrift store. It's low sides and large surface make it great for a backgammon board.
I used homemade mod podge (approximately 1 part water to 2 parts glue) to adhere pieces of scrapbook paper to the tray.
And then I covered the entire thing in several coats of polyurethane.
I sewed a simple bag for the game pieces. The game pieces were rescued from a damaged and far less cute game board.
The board turned out so pretty that I made it part of my post-Christmas mantel display. When we aren't using it, that is.
This would work for many simple board games and could even be a thrifty Valentine's Day gift if there is a game that you and your Valentine especially like to play together!