Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Set: Nifty Gifties!


Double-sided felt magnet covers on a cheap metal tin. A game with its own storage! This gift cost about $2.50.


  • Metal tin large enough to hold a tic-tac-toe board (I got this red one and a really pretty blue one that didn’t photograph well at Dollar Tree).
  • 9 small double-sided magnets (available at craft stores)
  • 2 colors of felt
  • Embroidery thread and needles
  • Sharpie, electrical tape, or ribbon and glue to mark the tic tac toe grid (I used electrical tape in the one above)


  1. Cut felt into squares just larger than the magnets. 9 squares for each color.
  2. Sew Xs onto one color of felt squares and Os onto the other color. You can do this with fabric cut-out letters, too, but that seemed like a lot of work to me. IMG_1217_v1
  3. Sew an X to each O, stitching along the outside edges. Slide a magnet in before closing the 4th side of each square.
  4. Mark the game grid on top of the tin.



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