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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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

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

    http://michellespixiedust.blogspot.com/

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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