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DIY Scrabble Ornaments

Last year was the first year we had a real family Christmas tree, and I really wanted to make some special ornaments for our tree.  I had seen a couple ideas here and there, but when I found the idea for scrabble ornaments I knew it was perfect.  My husband, Andres, really loves vocabulary and scrabble, so I thought he would like them more than anyone.

These were super simple to make, too.  All you need is left over scrabble pieces (don’t have any at home? Check for scrabble tiles on amazon here), hot glue, and some string/twine/yarn (your choice).  I went through my letters and spelled out words that meant something to us (our names, family names, etc).  Then I used the hot glue, ran a small line down the side, and pressed the letters together.  I guess you could use wood glue or other glue (maybe liquid nails) and let it dry.  Hot glue seemed the easiest to me because of the quick drying factor.  After I had them all glued together, I cut the twine to the length I wanted, then glued to the back in a loop.  Make sure to glue the string all the way to the top of the back, because you don’t want to scrabble pieces to fall forward.  I actually put the string at the very bottom (on the back), and glued it all the way to the top in hopes it would be very strong.  It seemed to do the trick.  That’s it! Done!

I still have some pieces left over and I think I will make some more of these this year!  These would be a really cute gift idea, or a fun craft to do with kids.

I can’t wait to put the tree up this year!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I will definitely be doing this for my children and I think it would make a great teacher gift too.

  2. What a cute and easy idea. Your photos look great!

  3. Adorable idea! I am pinning it! I’d love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because this is an awesome idea! I am following you via Pinterest!
    Diana
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  4. Love these! Great way to make personalized ornaments and neutral enough to go with any decor. I can’t wait to get our tree up either! Hope you’ll share at Gettin’ Krafty With It this week!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/11/gettin-krafty-with-it_12.html

    • Thanks for stopping by Kathie! I agree, they are very friendly to any sort of tree decorations! I will definitely stop by and share! Thanks!

  5. How brilliant is that! I am a lover of wooden ornaments, so this would fit in nicely. I am going to have to go out and buy Scrabble just for ornaments lol. Thanks for stopping by Consider Me Inspired and leaving such a lovely comment. I am following and liking you right back.

    • Thank you, Amy! I do love how these ornaments turned out, and they were so easy, too! I would highly suggest checking out ebay for some wooden pieces!

  6. Lovely idea ! From PIN MEme – pinned and glad I found this post ;-)
    Linda

  7. These are so cute! Pinning! :)

  8. What a great idea!!!! Such gorgeous ornaments!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. Lovely. Simple, bright and heartfelt! Just perfect. Thank you for linking up to the hop again.

  10. Love the Scrabble idea!! Now to find the board game at yard sales!!

  11. Great idea! Especially for us word lovers… Thanks! :)
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Love this idea. Nice idea for my 10 year old son to make. I love giving personalized gifts and that is why I sell personalized jewelry http://www.mmjcharms.com

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