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DIY Backgammon Board

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! 


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  1. Kelly I love how you are soooo creative. I wouldn never think to do something like this. Although...maybe I would if my hubby would actually play a board game with me!!!!

  2. Hey Kelly
    I am always amazed at what you come up with. Are you sure I can't adopt you??? I could really use a kid like you!

  3. That turned out SOOO adorable. I may have to make one myself. My kids are getting older now and we have enjoyed playing lots of games lately on the weekends. It's a good way to catch up with them and talk about their busy lives. Thanks for the cute post.

  4. What an amazing idea! I would never have thought of this, but I definitely need to recreate this soon. Thank you so much for sharing such a precious idea!

  5. Is is really a neat idea. I don't know how to play but it would be a nice gift.

  6. Kelly, I LOVE that idea. My husband and I love Backgammon! This is a wonder idea, thank you.

  7. What a wonderful and pretty game!! The pieces could even sit out in a pretty jar. SO creative.

  8. What a great idea! I love board games too. It would do double service when you're not using it as a game.

  9. I love this! I was looking to purchase a backgammon board but I could fin one with a design and price I liked. I will defiantly be making one.

  10. Wonderful idea! Thought I should share this wonderful site as well...

  11. This is great - it turned out beautiful and is such a great idea!!


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