You won’t believe how much fun these Scrabble Christmas ornaments were to make! The perfect Christmas craft for a crafting day with friends. Today I’ll share the best places to find more Scrabble letters when you run out… ’cause I’m sure you’ll get addicted to making these just like I did!
I’m a hoarder.
I don’t hoard everything… just craft supplies and little vintage doo-dads. Things like Scrabble tiles. I’ve got hundreds of them! But that doesn’t stop me from buying every old Scrabble game I come across at thrift stores and garage sales!
Please tell me I’m not the only one.
I’m going to guess that because you’re reading this, you probably have your own stash of Scrabble tiles at home. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to use a few of them after you see some of our Scrabble tile projects.
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How I Organize My Scrabble Tiles
I’m like a magnet for Scrabble tiles and somehow just keep collecting them. A few years ago I found this metal storage box at a thrift store so I can keep them all organized. I think it was originally a slide storage box. Does it look familiar to anyone?
A few other organization ideas for you serious hoarder/collectors:
- hardware cabinet organizer with drawers
- stacking hardware bins
- portable hardware organizer – These make it easy to stash these in a closet.
- craft supply organizer boxes with dividers
- zipper baggies – If you have NO budget for storage containers, just use baggies!
Supplies for Scrabble Christmas Ornaments
- Scrabble tiles – I’ve found mine at thrift stores and garage sales but I JUST found out that you can buy extra letters online! And did you know you can get different colors ?!?
- wood pieces – Mine were paint samples from a friend’s store.
- E6000 glue
How to Make Ornaments with Scrabble Tiles
We started by just spreading out all our Scrabble tiles on the table. It was a lot of fun to see how many words we could come up with. Do you see any we missed?
I’ll give you a little tip. If you’re going to sell them, our best selling words were:
- LET IT SNOW
I’d love to hear what sells well for you. Leave a comment and let me know.
Yes, Lauren’s wearing her winter coat in the house. Even though she lived in Canada she still gets cold in our house. It’s so much warmer here in Northern California but I just don’t think the houses here are insulated like they are in Canada!
Let it snow! We just dream of snow here… or drive to Tahoe!
After arranging and rearranging several times we glued down the tiles with E6000 glue. I wouldn’t recommend hot glue for these… especially if you’re selling them. After a while the tiles will pop off. But E6000 will hold down anything! Plus it’s nice that it doesn’t dry immediately. You’ll have a few minutes to adjust your letters.
There was already a hole in one end of my wood slats. But I did drill tiny holes in the HUMBUG ornaments with my Dremel.
I added a piece of jute to hang most of them. The HUMBUG got a wire hanger.
Then these took a trip up to Roses and Rust with us!
Lauren even came up with a special message for me!
More Scrabble Craft Projects
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- Amazing Grace Scrabble Tile Plaque
- Scrabble Christmas Card Album
- Roses and Rust Christmas Market
- Scrabble Tiles Computer Keyboard
- Scrabble Tile Christmas Tree
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear what your latest Scrabble tile project was. Leave a comment! Originally published July 11, 2016. We join these blog parties. Featured on Crafty Weekend Review.
‘Til the next project,
Where did you find the dark tiles?
CJ, I found mine at an antique show. But you can get them on Etsy, too. Here’s my aff.link: http://rstyle.me/n/bxnceib57af Lots of choices there! I’ve also seen blue and black. Just do a search after you take a look at the maroon ones. And let me know if you have any other questions.
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Where can I get the wooden pieces that you put the scrabble pieces on?
The ones I used were paint samples from a local paint store. You can also search Amazon for “wood strips” and find some similar in width. You’d just have to cut & paint them.
EBay sells many Scrabble supplies at a great price
Pam Potter says
You can buy them on Amazon
Very cute idea. I have used before to put a baby’s name on a frame as a baby shower gift
Mother of 3 says
These are darling! What a fun Christmas craft. Pinned. I co-host an arts and crafts linky on Wednesdays we’d love to see you link up with us at: http://www.ourunschoolingjourney.com/
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Love this craft idea with scrabble dies. Every year I choose a group (like my dentist’s office) to make craft gifts for and this is one I will definitely keep in mind. Thank you for sharing and have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!
Love these!! Definitely going to make something like this for next Christmas, for teacher gifts, etc. Fun pic of Lauren. lol That’d be me I’m sure! Happy 2018!!
Kathy A says
So cute! I think I’d like to try grandchildren’s names, too! Be a great package tie on! Love the prepainted strips of wood; what a time saver!
This is so cute! Very unique.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
These make super cute ornaments! Bet that was fun coming up with the different words for the ornaments. Didnt know that they came in different colors.
Paula Iacono says
I’ve been making these for a while now and dressing them up – they are a big seller for me at craft fairs.
For some reason, it’s not showing the picture. But They are dressed up a lot more than these and people love them!
I need to start making them now! They’re so much fun!
Toni Kilpatrick says
Great job ladies. Love scrabble tiles. Where did you get boards to mount them? Where is your store located?
I had some paint samples on pieces of wood that a friend gave me. Paint stir sticks would work, too! We rent spaces in stores in Waco and Cleburne, Texas. Other than that we sell mainly online.
Ann; you mentioned that you rent spaces in stores in Waco and Cleburne, Texas but yet you said that you now live in Calif. We get to Cleburne every once in awhile just to shop at the Antique / thrift stores.
Our address is Alvarado but we live here by Lillian. :}
You sound like me when it comes to scrabble letters. I do have a question. What do you do with the scrabble boards themselves?
By the way; I found you while surfing Pinterest.
I’m originally from Iowa, moved to Oklahoma and now a Texan .
Hi, Coleen, Thanks for your comment. We lived in California for 15 years but now we’re back in Texas. We live between Grandview and Maypearl. Have you been to the House of Vintage yet? It’s in the old Nolan River Mall. That’s where my big booth is now. If you go, tell them I sent you!
I don’t use the Scrabble Boards as much as the tiles but I have made Christmas card albums out of them: https://ducttapeanddenim.com/repurposed-scrabble-christmas-card-albums/
And I’ve used them as the base for collages… sorry, no pictures for those. I never put them on the blog.
Thanks again for your comments!
Very cute ideas, I’ve been saving Scrabble tiles & other game pieces for a few years.
Rebecca Payne says
I love this idea.
Cecilia from Georgia says
I don’t think it’s hoarding if you actually use stuff that’s been saved! Love these and this is a great time to start making them. Scrabble games are hard to find now😩. Target had cheap wood tiles in the dollar bins last year and I grabbed some. They just aren’t as nice but should work. Thanks for the 12 days series!