Up your outdoor gaming by creating this fun DIY Succulent Checkers game with a moss and wood checkerboard and faux succulents as the checker pieces!
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And there are so many great faux succulents available that you can barely distinguish them from the real thing!
I wanted to create a new game for my patio and thought incorporating succulents into the game would be so fun.
So I came up with this natural-looking DIY succulent checkers game!
Needle Nose Pliers
Hot Glue Gun
So for this 12″ x 12″ board we need each square to be 1 1/2″ big.
Cut thirty-two 1 1/2″ squares out of the moss mat.
Remove the tissue paper backing on the moss squares and hot glue them in a checkerboard pattern to the wood board.
You will also need a few extra to use as King pieces since these can’t double as Kings.
So we’re looking at about 36 total.
Break the bark into 36 small pieces no more than an inch wide in any direction.
A pair of needle nose pliers will help break the pieces more uniformly.
The pieces do not all need to match.
It looks more natural if they are all different.
Remove 36 succulents from the garland.
Make sure the bottom of the succulents is smooth so they will sit flush on your work space.
We made enough extra for there to be 6 King pieces for each color.
Add an extra color to these pieces.
I used gold to signify the Kings on each side of the board.
You can play with the pieces on the wood squares or the moss squares, whichever you prefer.
They remain somewhat messy after completion, making this a great game to keep outside on a covered patio or porch.
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