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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