Hi everyone! It’s Katie from Addicted 2 DIY again! I have an easy and fun family game night hack to share with you that has helped us to enjoy one of our favorite board games until the very end! We love to play Monopoly together as a family, but sometimes we don’t have the patience to stick it out until the end in one sitting. We used to just slide the game to the end of our dining table and pick up where we thought we left off on another day. I hated having to leave the game board out all of the time. After being annoyed with it for too long, an idea popped into my head: ” We could actually “pause” the game.” It’s so simple and it was one of those #facepalm moments where I wondered why I didn’t think of it sooner! I even made up a printable that goes along with the idea.
- Canvas or muslin drawstring bags
- Heat transfer vinyl (or you can make a vinyl stencil)
- Silhouette die cutting machine
- Copy paper
- Printable game position download
Pick up some canvas or muslin drawstring bags to store your game pieces. Most craft stores carry then, but I picked these up at Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon.
Measure your bags to figure out what size you need to cut your letters out.
If using heat transfer vinyl, cut the names out on your Silhouette or Cricut and weed the excess vinyl away. I used the American Typewriter font for these bags. Make sure you mirror the design before you cut! Otherwise your names will be backwards when they’re ironed on. [Read more…]