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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!