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!
12 thoughts on “Game Piece Pictures”
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.
Thank you so much! It was fun to put together!
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.
Thank you! I had fun making them!
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This is such a fun idea and I think they turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share.
Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to hang them on the wall because I think that they would look great there!
These turned out AWESOME! Thank so much for sharing at Merry Monday!
These are so fun! What a great way to use old game pieces. Thanks so much for sharing this at Vintage Charm. P.S. Love the table they’re sitting on. 🙂
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
I love finding garage sale and thrift store finds and figuring out a cool way to use them. Thank you for coming by!