Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yahtzee Anyone? Lazy Susan Remake

Games...high tech or low tech they are popular around our house. Our girls have lap tops, ipod touches, ipods, wii and all the latest what nots, but once in a while they still go back to the basics. Yahtzee is big at our house right now. Our daughter Courtney and her boyfriend Courtland have matches all the time. We came home from Kelsie's last dance recital today (pictures later) to find the 2 Courts on the porch playing Yahtzee. Then they asked us if we wanted to play...lots of fun and Courtney won with 280 points! I wanted to share something I made for them.

When they would play on the table, they thought it was too noisy and would roll the dice on a magazine. Here's what I came up with.

I took a wooden round tray, some fabric and Mod Podge glue. I used a round tray, because the table we have it on is round so it looks cute. However, any tray would work.




Cut the fabric to fit your tray. Brush a layer of Mod Podge glue on the tray and then place the fabric on that. Once you have the fabric positioned, brush on another layer of Mod Podge.




The glue is milky white until it dries.




I added an antique box for the score cards and pens, a matching mug instead of the plastic cup it came with and cute wooden dice.



and look...I rolled a Yahtzee!!! (yeah, right)


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Here it is on the game table. I gave them each their own mug and 2 different sets of dice. You could definitely customize to your own with fabrics and colors.
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Now go through some old board games and steal 5 dice or look in that junk drawer, they've got to be in there! Go to the computer, print free Yahtzee score cards and have fun with your new homemade Yahtzee set!!

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Have fun,
~Karen~

21 comments:

  1. I like Yahtzee, but I LOVE dice (ten thousand to most of you out there, at least those I have met that know the game). My grandparents taught us to play it and this would be a great project for that :) I might make a few for my parents to keep at their house.

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  2. Another Great idea Karen!! Thanks for sharing, love it.

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  3. I love this Karen - that fabric is just perfect on that tray, too! Thank you once again for a wonderful idea!

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  4. Great idea , we to love yahtzee.

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  5. Wow...I'm impressed!!! Very cute idea!!! I have to laugh at how similar their names are....Courtney and Courtland!!!! Cute!!!

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  6. Oooo, Loved yahtzee as a kid! Time to introduce it to my kids I think :)

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  7. Nice idea - the noise of Yahtzee is a common complaint around here.

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  8. So cute and I be they loved it! What a great MOM!

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  9. Very cute.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. That is so cute and very creative. I love how that turned out!

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  11. What a beautiful way to display your game and so much more fun to play with. I need to think of something creative like that for our game of Rummicub that gets played around here a lot. Thanks for the idea.

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  12. Oh my goodness! This is so cool. My son and I play Yahtzee a lot and this would be a great idea for us. :o)

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  13. I love Yahtzee! This is a great idea. Thanks!

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  14. Karen, I've been gathering trays from the St. Vincent's gift shop here on the Cape, and I thought I'd decoupage them with paper...but you just reminded me; hello, I'm a sewer with TONS of fabric. I am absolutely going to do this.

    And I am absolutely going to go get Yahtzee -- what a great game for the little ones who aren't into our traditional family game of cribbage!

    hugs and kisses from your fellow New Englander,
    Jude from Cape Cod
    at dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com
    Jude

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  15. Too funny! I just forwarded this to my daughter who loves this game!

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  16. what a great idea, we are HUGE yatzee fans also, especially when camping, this is so cute a fun though just to have around :)
    Valerie
    http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

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  17. What a great idea. I can see this all wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon for a family gift for gamenight. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Play Yahtzee Against Michael.
    Try your luck against my almost unbeatable computer strategy.

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