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DIY Scrabble Tile Holiday Decor

I made these big DIY holiday Scrabble Tiles for this months Power Tool Challenge Team event. You guessed it, this months theme is holiday. How could you not smile with something as cute as the word Merry in large Scrabble tiles?
Let me share with you a little secret.
Scrabble is one of my favorite board games. It has been for years.
but we don't play Scrabble.
Ever :(
I loved Scrabble so much that I even kept one on the boat. But DH won't play Scrabble with me anymore. The crazy thing is I live with spell check on the computer, mistyping words left and right, I call out to him a lot to spell words for me. (that part of my brain just doesn't engage well) But, when it comes to scrabble, there must be a different part of my brain that works. Now, he won't play anymore. So when he walked by and saw my DIY Scrabble tile letters, I had to laugh because he thought I was making a whole big game! tsk...men..
Here's the supply list
5 - 3 x 1 wood @ 2 1/2 " long This will give 5 square tiles. ( a 13 piece of wood is really closer to 3/4 wide and 2 1/2 tall).
2 - 1/4 x 1 @ 13 long
1 - 1 x 1 @ 13 long
Supplies & Tools - I used all the tools on the list but you could make this project with just a jigsaw, wood glue and sandpaper
sliding compound miter saw
Ryobi Airstrike Nail Gun
3/4 brad nails
palm sander
tape measure
clear wax
vinyl letters - I used my Silhouette to make them
white paint
wood filler
Start by cutting all the pieces. Be sure to cut on the outside of the cut line you drew. Measure the next section or tile after each cut.
Sand all the edges with the palm sander. The only reason I have blue wood is this was all from my scrap pile and I had this left over from something. I LOVE my scrap pile:)
Use wood glue and 3/4 brad nails and attach the sides of the scrabble tile holder like the picture below. Fill in any nail holes with wood filler. Paint the base with white paint. Give it one good coat of clear wax when the paint is dry.
Prepare the vinyl Scrabble letters & numbers. Apply two coats of clear wax on the bare Scrabble wood tiles. Wait at least 3 hours before applying the second coat. Buff with a clean soft rag. Apply the vinyl letters and numbers.
How fun is this?
The wood letter tiles look and feel just like the real ones, only a lot bigger. My Merry DIY Holiday Scrabble Tiles set is 13 long and almost 3 1/2 " tall.
Maybe I should put one of the large DIY Scrabble Tiles in DH's stocking this Christmas.
What do you think?

To see more: http://h2obungalow.com/2015/11/diy-holiday-scrabble-tiles.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 13, 2015

    As a Scrabble enthusiast, I loveeee this!

    • Wendi @ H2OBungalow
      Wendi @ H2OBungalow Saint Petersburg, FL
      on Nov 13, 2015

      @Hannah V Thank you! I love Scrabble too, but my husband not so much which made this project funny!

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