Monday, September 24, 2012

Play Area Wall Decor for the Game Piece Challenge

I am taking part in a challenge called The Random Acts of Craftiness through His and Hers blog.  The challenge being that you had to use game pieces in any project that you choose. My daughter's play space was lacking personality with blank walls. I decided to create some wall decor for her area with the game pieces that relate to her age and my love of board games.
The first thing I did was locate the dice I had from when I was an elementary school teacher. Then I used them to create the numbers 1-6 using the coordinating side of the die facing up.  Then I added the paper straw border as I did in her monogram  a few weeks back.  Wynn asks me all the time when she can play this game.
I then scoured eBay for some game pieces to make a few others to go along with the dice. I used the pieces from the game of Risk to make an ABC, and then the property cards from Sesame Street monopoly as a border.  Wynn helped me to make the letters in this project too.
The I created shapes with Wynn out of risk pieces on another canvas. Wynn requested the colors and the shapes and helped me glue them on. We used pieces from a Cranium game to create a fun border. Wynn also helped me with this as well. She was really having fun placing the colors in a pattern.

Growing up my sister and I loved to play the game of Clue and watch the Tim Curry movie. I saw notepads from the game on Ebay and thought I had to do something with them to go in wall decor grouping. I know that Wynn does not understand these, but it certainly makes my sister and I laugh.  If you haven't seen the movie Clue you are missing out on a 1985 masterpiece. Using the names of my two favorite characters in the movie and game (Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock) I created two pictures.  I found some clip art and let Wynn color the mustard bottle and I did the peacock. Then I used mod podge to attach the notepad papers and the clip art images to the canvas.
It was a lot of fun creating these with my two year old daughter. She had a lot of fun.  It was great to find the game pieces on eBay for the most part because I did not have to go and find leftover games at the Thrift store.  I enjoyed taking part in first month of challenges, and am looking forward to the next one. Check out the link party on Wednesday to see all the other amazing ideas using game pieces at  

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  1. I was scrolling through my facebook news feed and I saw the dice picture and I was like oh my GOSH that person needs to join my challenge!!!...

    And then I realized it was you. And that you already had. So. :)

    You really went all out! I love that you made so many different things! The layering of the Clue cards is a fun idea, and the dice numbers are clever. It's too adorable that your daughter asks when she can play that game. Silly kids, thinking that game pieces are actually meant to be played with. ;)

    Thank you for joining the challenge!!

  2. So fun, Megan!! I loved how you used all the pieces. I especially liked the dice one with the paper straw border. I have some from when I taught too and now I totally want to do that! ;) Thanks for sharing that!

  3. I love your new wall art! Very creative!

  4. Super cute! What a fun idea doing the numbers with the dice.

    The peacock is totally my favorite!!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  5. That's a really great way to bring color into the room - coolidea

  6. The peacock is hands down my FAVORITE. I love the wall you created, with Wynn. It's so fun and whimsical and unique. You know how to bring it...not only did you do 1 project, you did 5. I am impressed!!!

  7. Very cool and colorful. Love the peacock!

  8. What a great way to utilize that empty wall in your daughter's room! My faves are the one with the dices and the peacock!

  9. They brighten and beautify that bare wall! Awesome!

  10. Those are all so adorable, I like how you used game pieces, what a great way to utilize some old board games :)

  11. Wow you went all out! So impressive, I love the creativity! (PS: I totally failed this challenge.) :)

    -Kelly @ View Along the Way

  12. Great ideas and very colorful! Love it!

  13. The mustard! The peacock! Love that interpretation of one of my favorite childhood games. Looks like you had lots of fun, too.

  14. These are so cute for a play room! The peacock is by far my favorite piece!! The clue papers on the background was a great idea! :)

  15. Adorable. All of it.

    Thanks for participating!!

  16. How adorable! I love the way they all turned out - especially the one with the cranium pieces!

  17. cute, cute, CUTE! I love the way you personalized everything for/with your daughter.
    I totally need to get some Clue meme into my family room!

  18. These are really cute and I love that you did them with your daughter. The cranium piece border is my favourite!

  19. This is so great. What a great way to make education play room accents with upcycled game pieces!!

  20. I love these. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  21. sweet! So cute. And thanks also for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

  22. What a fun wall! I'm pinning this for my "future game room." Thanks for sharing!

  23. This looks great and so colorful! Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  24. This is SUCH a cute idea! 'What a great use for all those old game pieces! I'd be thrilled if you would share it here:

  25. Love the Mustard Clue one so cute, would love it if you would come link up to I Freakin' did it Friday @ Miss Information!

  26. Really cute Megan! And you know how much I love mother/daughter projects!

  27. I love this Megan! What a great idea for a play space!

  28. these are great love them!! would love it if you could share this on my weekly link party @ and I'm also your newest follower


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