Home » DIY Tutorials » DIY Crafting » Crafting: Kid Crafts » Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Today’s contributor is Crystal from Stitched By Crystal. All posts written by Crystal for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.

. . . . .

Hello! It is Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal.  My 5 year old son has recently discovered the classic game of tic-tac-toe. So I thought it would be fun to sew up a felt version of the game he can play again and again. This Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe game makes a great candy free valentine for your little one!

DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game | via Make It and Love It
  • Save


The heart shaped game board has a hidden pocket at the back to store all the game pieces so you can tote it with you, play it in the car, before dinner at a restaurant, in the doctors office wait room, or just on your living room floor!

DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game | via Make It and Love It
  • Save


The game is quick and easy to make!  I created some felt X’s and O’s to go with it for my candy free version, but you could fill it with different colored candies to use as game pieces instead.

DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game | via Make It and Love It
  • Save


Want to make a Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe game?  Great! Let me show you how!

DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game | via Make It and Love It
  • Save


You will need:

  • Four different colors of felt.  1/4 yard for the game board hearts or 2 of the small felt sheets from the craft store and some scraps for the rest.
  • Heat n Bond ultrahold
  • Game pattern found HERE
  • Basic sewing supplies


Start by using the template to cut out your heart shapes, you will have one full heart for the front and two heart pieces for the back pocket.


  • Save


Cut a rectangle of felt for the Tic-Tac-Toe board and iron a piece of Heat n Bond to the back.  Before peeling the paper backing off, cut your rectangle into 4 strips that are 1/2″ wide and 4.5″ long.  Remove the paper backing and arrange the strips to create the Tic-Tac-Toe board.  Iron the pieces to adhere them in place, it is a good idea to use a pressing cloth for this step so you don’t melt the felt.  The Heat n Bond Ultra creates a permanent bond so you can stop there, or you can sew around the edges of the strips for a more finished look.


  • Save


Next sew the heart pieces together.  Sew along the straight edges of the back heart pieces, this will keep the felt from stretching out with little hands reaching inside.  Pin the back pieces to the back side of the front heart, the top piece will overlap the bottom piece by about 1″.  Sew all the way around the outside of the hearts.


  • Save


To create the game pieces, iron some Heat n Bond to a strip of felt.  Peel off the paper backing and iron a second strip of felt on top (don’t forget the pressing cloth for this step).  Use the game piece templates to cut out your X’s and O’s, you will need five of each.  Again, you can leave the pieces like this, the Heat n Bond is permanent, or you can sew around the edge of all the pieces.


  • Save


That’s it! Your game is ready to play anywhere!


DIY Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Game | via Make It and Love It
  • Save


Thanks for reading!  Swing by my blog sometime and say hi!



  • Save

Check out Crystal’s blog here.  Her darling shop here.  Follow her on Instagram here.  And her Pinterest page here.

***ALL contributor posts by Crystal, can be found HERE.



. . . . .

For more easy handmade games for the little ones,

check out a few more of our favorites:


  • Save


  1. Diane S says:

    This is such a great idea! Very cute! I was thinking of making these and giving them out as Halloween treats instead of candy. With the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a more sanitary way to give to the kids!
    Thank you so much!

  2. Sewing Made Simple says:

    Hi Crystal. Just want to personally thank you and let you know that I featured this project on my blog in my “10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Craft Tutorials” post.

    Here it is,

    Please let me know if I missed something or if you want to change and add information about your blog and project.


  3. The Housekeeper says:

    Great idea truly I’m always on the hunt for cute little presents that don’t necessarily include chocolate candy all those sugary things. A little hard lately to find time with the house and kids and all but I will try it definitely :)

  4. Nina says:

    Great Idea! Very cute and useful ♥

  5. Natasha says:


    1. Samantha says:

      That’s rude to spam someone’s post! Thanks for the great idea Crystal and thanks for having her Ashley!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley—the DIY-enthusiast behind this crazy blog!

Back to Top
Share via
Copy link