Vinyl Checker Board – Silhouette America Blog

Vinyl Checker Board

I  have had this big blank piece of wood for some time now and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it exactly.  Then the kids were talking about board games the other day and I realized we didn’t own checkers and I didn’t think they knew how to play. Instead of going to buy the game at the store, I decided to just make a big one of our own.

  • I started by sanding the board, then I painted it and let it dry.
  • The board measured 24 x 24 so I sized squares in Silhouette studio to fit on the board with a 1 inch border.
  • I lined up all of the squares in rows for quick and easy cutting.

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  • Once it was cut out, I removed every other square alternating each row, and set aside the squares I took out.

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  • I measured out an inch on each side and drew lines with a pencil to create squares on the board.  I started laying out the squares to make the checkerboard pattern.

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  • For the checkers I cut 24 disks from an extra large 2″ dowel.
  • Once they were cut I sanded the edges and painted them silver and black.

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Once everything was dry I set it on the kitchen table and have started teaching the kids how to play. The Silhouette vinyl will hold up for a long time, so I might even make it into a table eventually.

 

Nicole M

My name is Nicole. I live in Hesperia, CA with my husband Jacob and our 3 little ones. Little Jacob is 9, Caleb is 6 and Chloe is 4. My husband and I have been together for 15 years, married the last 5. We have 3 dogs, a cat (who we think is now pregnant) and a turtle. I am a stay at home mom who loves to scrapbook, all things crafty, and documenting our lives through photos. I am a photographer. I love Instagram and Facebook and being able to keep in touch with our families and friends near and far.

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

scraper

transfer paper

12-inch glossy adhesive vinyl

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2 comments

  1. This is such a fun idea! Such a better looking game than a store-bought one. It would be such a rad table, too.

  2. That would make a cool table! Love your checker board, Nicole!

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