DIY Scrabble Wall Art

Thursday, March 3, 2011

So, I've had this idea for weeks now, and I have JUST NOW been able to put it into effect- but it was so worth the time and energy. Introducing...

DIY SCRABBLE WALL ART



I went to Home Depot, bought some cheap wood, had husband cut it for me and then had it sitting on my desk for two weeks DARING me to figure out how to make the wood tiles look like Scrabble pieces.

Sure, I could have stenciled. But when I tried to stencil, it looked more or less like this:


The point is, I ended up borrowing my sister-in-law's Cricut (God bless Sarah) and I cut the letters out and mod-podged them on. It looks just like they were painted on, gave it a nice gloss, and I was pleased to use a fancier font than the standard Scrabble one, I think it makes it a little more dressed up for the living room.

This project would have cost me around $11, but for some reason I had a $10 Home Depot gift certificate, so there you go. And I guess it would have cost me more had I not had that handy Cricut... (again, God bless Sarah).

Anyway, there are countless things you can do here and I think it could look great in any room- even if you're not a Scrabble player like Scott and I.

Oh yeah, and if you get carried away like me, you can use your extra wood pieces to make a St. Patty's Day decoration. Hey, why not?

26 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT! I hope you send it in to All Things Thrifty!

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  2. That was supppose to be my comment...not Kade's!

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  3. Carrie! That is such a good idea!! I love it!!

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  4. thats the cutest thing i have ever seen!!! i wish it would work with "nelson"...maybe i can figure something out :)

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  5. It looks great! I love the idea.

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  6. awesome! how did you attach them to the wall?

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  7. Ooh soooo cute. I can't wait til we're out of my parents' house so I can make cute wall crafts again!

    And I was so excited to see my bookshelf in the picture!! Glad to see it's going to good use :)

    Love you!

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  8. So darling! It's funny, I just saw an idea similar to this for a kids' playroom and was debating about doing it... now I know how cute it is!

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  9. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I LOVE THIS!

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  10. You should submit this post to or so she says

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  11. This is a fantastic idea and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What an amazing idea. I love it. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this idea! This would be great in a classroom too. :D

    (new follower. found you through The Girl Creative's "Just Something I Whipped Up" party)

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  15. What a fun idea! My last name is 11 letters so I wonder if it would have the same cute effect!

    Carlee,
    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  16. I had been wanting to do something like this and yours turned out fabulous!!!


    sweetserendipity.blogspot.com

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  17. We're Scrabble fanatics, too - and I so want to do this, will have to see what I can make work with our short name! Great job, I saw you at DIY's linky party. And I followed your blog!

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  18. Hello,
    I found you on Motivate Me Monday and am now following. This is such a great idea! It would look so great in our game room. :)
    Jan at Jewelry4Change
    http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE it! Those scrabble pieces are fantastic.
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  20. What a great idea! My hubby loves SCRABBLE. I can't stand playing it with him because he takes hours to play a word and I always lose. No fun. But this would be great to put on our family room wall as a treat!

    Iwould love it if you would enter your link at our Shindig Saturday linky party here:
    http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/shindig-saturday-linky-party-week-2.html

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  21. Amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I just had to tell you that I love this idea! I featured this post in my latest post on Great Typography ideas! Love it!

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  23. I love it! What a great and fun idea. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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  24. Hi there,
    I found you through Frugal With a Flourish.

    How wonderful - those scrabble letters are so unique!

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  25. such a good idea., I've posted on my tiny blog.

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  26. How did you attach the squares to the wall? I've made all my letters and am now wondering the best way to get them up. Thanks!!

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