I ran across the concept of Scrabble tile framed art and thought it’d be a great addition to my bookshelf. The best part is, I got the Scrabble game for free from a second hand book store that keeps a “FREE” bin by their door. Yes, the box was a bit water damaged, but the Scrabble tiles were in perfect shape.
Scrabble Tile Framed Art
Scrabble tile framed art is easy and inexpensive to make. Customize it to make the perfect addition to your home decor.
Here is what you'll need:
-5x5 picture frame
-chalk paint/paint brush
The first thing I did was to paint the picture frame with chalk paint. I started with a coat of white but decided to go over it with a color called Plaster, which is more of an off white. Once dried, I sanded with a 120 grit sanding sponge to rough it up and give it a more rustic feel.
Next I used my computer to find the definition of "home". I found a few I liked so combined them and typed it in Word. I printed it out on cardstock which is much thicker than regular printer paper. The scrabble tiles add some weight so I wanted to make sure my paper wouldn't bend.
Once printed, I placed the glass from the frame on it and traced a cutting line and cut to size.
Next I marked the center of the paper with a ruler and laid out the Scrabble tiles. Once they were where I wanted them, I hot glued them to the paper.
I placed the paper back into the frame WITHOUT the glass. To dress it up, I took twine and wound it around the side about five times. Then I made a bow 1/3 of the way down. So easy and versatile too. You can use any word you like, some ideas are: family, love and hope. For more home DIY home decor ideas, click HERE.
Here's one I made for Christmas. Possibilities are endless!
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