DIY Scrabble Tiles

June 10, 2012

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The husband and I are avid Scrabble players. It’s one of our favorite things to do together, so I really wanted to find a way to incorporate it into our home d├ęcor. Solution: large scrabble tiles to hang on the wall!

SUPPLIES:
  • canvases (you could also use Styrofoam, wood, or corkboard)
  • scrapbook paper
  • mod podge
  • scissors
  • black cardstock

STEP 1: Cover the Canvases
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I found these “canvases” in the dollar section at Joann’s one day. They’re actually just thin cardboard folded into a box shape, but whatever – they were only a dollar, I wasn’t gonna get picky! I may have bought a Spiderman one for myself to color, too...
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I started by gluing the front of the canvas to some beige scrapbook paper, leaving a large enough border to wrap around the sides.
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Then trimmed around the edges.
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Next, I had to wrap the paper around the edges of the canvas.
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1. cut vertical slits on the corners of one side // 2. spread a thin layer of glue on the edge of the canvas // 3. fold the paper up and stick it in place // 4. fold the paper up over the back of the canvas and glue in place
Continue on each side of the canvas.
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1. there should now be a square of paper left on each corner // 2. fold and cut the square off // 3. this should leave a clean edge on the corner of the canvas // 4. finished!
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STEP 2: Cut & Glue Letters
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I printed out my letters and numbers onto black cardstock – the black ink was faint, but still visible enough to be used as a stencil. [I printed the letters and numbers backwards so the ink would be on the back]. Then I cut them all out and glued them onto the canvases.
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STEP 3: Hang It!
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The tiles were light enough that I didn’t have to use any nails to hang them – just a couple pieces of those adhesive strips that come with command hooks and I was good to go! They’re hanging over the doorway that leads from our living room through the hallway to our dining room. :)




8 comments:

Home Made Modern Mom said...

I love love LOVE this idea! You should be proud of your blog. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check it out:
http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/07/have-you-heard-of-liebster-award.html

Home Made Modern Mom said...

In fact, it's my Craft of the Week. Thx for the inspiration!
http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/07/craft-of-week-scrabble-tile-art.html

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

I have also wanted to do something like this! Great job!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE this idea! I am totally going to try this.

http://michellespixiedust.blogspot.com/

Carrie Barron said...

Fabulous! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Super cute!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

These look awesome! How creative! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

Laurel said...

Oh so cute!!! Thanks for sharing. I found you at the Monday Link up Party.