DIY Backgammon

DIY Backgammon Board

When we're outside, the smartphone stays in the bag, and we play backgammon - on a DIY backgammon board with hand-painted tokens.

Difficulty Level Original & quick
Duration 20

What we need:

2 plywood boards: 24.5 x 38 cm x 4 mm, 2 wax cloths: 24.5 x 38 cm patterned papers: 1 with black ground, 1 with white ground ruler scissors pencil 30 round tokens made of natural wood Ø 28 mm acrylic paint in white and black brush black satin ribbon: 2 x 45 cm x 8 mm dice tesa® Double Sided Universal  tesa extra Power® PERFECT black 2.75 m x 38 mm (fabric tape) tesa Easy Stick ecoLogo® tesa® 4323 Masking Tape 50 m x 19 m

How we do it:

Collect all the items and lets get ready

Collect all items and let's start!

Apply the double sided tape

Apply handicraft tape on one side around both wooden boards and peel off the protective films.

Place the wax cloth accordingly

Smoothly glue on the wax cloths.

Create the border

Border the short sides of the boards with fabric tape. Simply place the boards in the center of a previously cut piece of fabric tape …

Create the border and trim edges

… and smooth it down on both sides of the edges. Cut off the remaining tape on the left and right sides.

Add the satin ribbon

Now border one long side of each board, and insert a piece of satin ribbon in the center of the oil cloth side.

Fix ribbon into place

Cut a narrow strip from the fabric tape, place the satin ribbon on the outside of the border and fix it with the fabric tape.

Join wooden boards with tesa® extra Power

Place the two wooden boards next to each other - along the non-bordered long sides, with the wooden side up - and apply a strip of fabric tape in the Center.

Add tesa® extra Power to the outside

Fold the board, and apply fabric tape in the center of the outer edge. Fold the exceeding tape over the sides.

Personalise the playing surface

Cut 12 triangles - 3.5 cm wide and 15 cm high - from each of the patterned papers. Apply glue to the back side of each paper triangle …

Add the cut out triangles

… and alternately apply 6 pieces on both sides of each wooden board.

Mask and paint the counters

Mask off half of each wooden token with masking tape and color 15 tokens with white and 15 with black paint.

Remove tape and get ready to play

After drying, remove the masking tape.

tesa products required for this project