Backgammon Game Board

Backgammon Game Board

Crafting Time:
  • Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 11'x14' Gold-colored frame
  • 12'x12' Patterned cardstock: Black pinstripe, 1 sheet Cream pinstripe, 2 sheets Leopard chic, 1 sheet
  • 2.8-oz Sculpey clay: After Midnight Butter Cream
  • Small glue stick
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Emery board
  • 6 Brads or staples
  • Hole punch, optional
  • Gold gel pen, optional


  1. Disassemble wood frame. Cut 2 pieces of white striped paper 6-1/2" wide and 10-1/2" long.
  2. Cut the "points" of the game: 12 black pinstripe and 12 leopard chic. Each point is 1" wide and 5" long. Attach the points, alternating patterns as shown, to the white striped paper, beginning right at the center edge. There will be some excess paper at the opposite end, which will be hidden under the frame edge.
  3. When both panels of white striped paper have their points glued on, attach each panel to the black velvet insert, leaving a 1" wide stripe of velvet showing in the middle.
  4. Cut a thin strip of cream pinstripe paper and attach it down the center of the velvet area. Clean the glass and reassemble the frame.
  5. Make black and white game pieces, 15 each, out of Sculpey clay. Roll the clay on a hard surface to about 1/8' thickness. Punch out circles, using the cap of the glue stick. Impress a texture into each circle, pressing down slightly. If clay becomes misshapen, cut out circle again, using glue stick cap. Place game pieces on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet and bake following manufacturer's directions. When game pieces are cool, rough edges can be removed with an emery board.
  6. Print out backgammon game directions from computer and trim paper edges. Using any of the leftover cardstock, make a panel with a pocket to hold the directions. The pocket can be attached with staples, glue or decorative brads to the cardstock. Make a gift label using additional scrap paper and gold pen. Attach with glue stick.