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Rustic Fourth of July: Jam Jar Lid Tic Tac Toe

Hi, I’ve been working on a few ideas for a cheap + chic Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Entertaining

One of my ideas involves jam jars– but what to do with the lids? Make them into tic tac toe pieces:

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Measure the jam jar lid to cover with paper. Glasses make great templates or use a circle cutter. This one is the Custom Cutting System from Creative Memories. I think it could probably be considered *vintage* but it still works great. You need two sheets of patterned paper. The polka dot paper is from Canvas Corp and the navy stars is from October Afternoon. The red and white gingham is from Martha Stewart. I made two sets of game pieces.

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Use Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the lid.

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Make a grid using washi tape (or duct tape would work well too).

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Use a dot of hot glue on the back of each lid to secure a magnet. Pop into the frame and you’re done.

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Patriotic Tic Tac Toe.

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Grab a snack and you’re set.

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  1. Cute, cute, cute…soooooooooo cute! I am actually having a birthday party for my girls and want old fashioned games we can play that I can make myself. This is such a great idea!

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  3. Super cute, Malia! (Love your blue fingernails, too!) :)

  4. this is adorable…and perfect for an outdoor party or even a long car ride! love it!

  5. Super cute!
    Thanks for following me! I’m following you back!

  6. Great idea, love it!

  7. Love this idea. I can’t believe the Fourth is coming soon… maybe it has something to do with our lack of summer weather. I must remove this negative gloom and think summer – your ideas will help!

  8. Really sweet, Malia. I love the combination of prints. Too, cute!

  9. what a great project! love it!

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  11. What a fun idea for the kids! I would also LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party…it’s going on now! And, I’m your newest follower! =)

  12. I gotta admit, it was the Coca-Cola that grabbed my eye. (I’m a collector.) This a very cute idea. Sooo clever. :)

  13. Hi I’m Lindsay – just stopped in from Welcome Wednesday! Nice to meet ya! :)

  14. What a CUTE idea! Visiting from SITS today =)

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  16. I just love this idea! You have so many fun post and ideas here. I just love it! I just have to follow you now!
    Also, I wanted to say thanks for stopping by Everyday Mom Ideas and leaving your lovely comment.

  17. this is so lovely. it looks amazing, and yet it’s so simple! really really like :)
    Jenni xx

  18. Oh how cute! Stopping over from Feature Yourself Friday. Great project!

  19. I am a new follower and I would love if you came and followed me back at A Sew Chic Boutique!

  20. Your 4th July activities are fantastic. You are very crafty… well done.

  21. Meredith says:

    Great idea, and so much fun for everyone. I love that you have blue nail polish on too!!

  22. Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

  23. I’m featuring YOU today over on my blog. :) Thanks for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party.

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