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Game Piece Pictures

Do we have any gamers in the audience?  Any kind of game: board game, video game, card game.  Anyone?

Do you ever play a board game and find that there are pieces missing or there are extra pieces and you have no idea what to do with them?  Yep…me too…

Well, a while ago, I found a box of game pieces that were at a yard sale and I purchased them.  They ranged from chess pieces to checkers pieces to dominoes and colored blocks.  There were so many pieces and I wasn’t completely sure what to do with them all.

And, I figured it out.

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So I started with picking my pieces and picking up some frames from the Dollar Tree and started the project.  I picked up three frames and wanted to use the colored blocks, dominoes, and wooden checkers to create my artwork.  I figured that the easiest way to make this work was to use hot glue to keep the pieces on the framework.  So, I took out the glass and added a piece of white paper on the back of each frame to get started.

Before doing all of this, I laid out the pieces on the frames to see what the pattern would be.  I started with the checkers and knew that I wanted them to be in rows and using opposite colors.  So, here is the design that I picked.

pre-checkers

I worked on the dominoes next.  I wanted to do something with the numbers lining up, but wasn’t completely sure how it was going to work out.  So, I tried a few different things before I came up with this one.

pre-dominos

Finally, I used the colored blocks.  I didn’t have a clue on what to do with all of the blocks, and then I started humming the Tetris theme song.  You know what I’m talking about.  So, I made my own version of a Tetris game.  I lined up all of the blocks to make sure that I would have enough, then started making my game.

blockspre-tetris

So, after all of this work, I started hot gluing.  It wasn’t too hard to put everything together, and it was a lot of fun to see how it all came together.

And without further adieu, here are my finished game piece pictures.

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I think they turned out great!  I love how they look together, plus they could be separate if wanted.  And, they could be hung on the wall if I get tired of them sitting on the table.  I may use the rest of the pieces that I have to make more pictures, but I like how these look together!

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12 thoughts on “Game Piece Pictures

  1. swood97 says:

    Very clever and fun project.Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. We do have game lovers in our family who would enjoy this project too.

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  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    These are really unique works of art. I can think of a number of people who would enjoy getting them as gifts. Thanks for sharing with us at Share it link party.

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  3. Jeanne Grunert says:

    Clever! A great way to use garage sale or thrift store finds. Love the ideas. Thank you so much for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty

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