Saturday, July 25, 2015

Scrabble Tile Art Fathers' Day Gift

I am currently waiting for my hot glue gun to warm up so I figured I would start typing up this blog post about my Fathers' Day gift for my dad. (Yes, it's July.)
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Step #1: Figure out what words you want to spell and purchase enough letters. I bought these on Amazon. They were great quality and I would buy them again.

Step #2: Assemble all your materials. You will need:
  • Scrabble tiles
  • paper for background
  • frame or shadow box
  • other embellishments (optional)

Step #3: Figure out how you are going to arrange the words. I suggest doing it on the glass because it will be your guide for the size and layout even though you may not use it in the finished project. Also, choose a word letter to be the first one you glue and make sure you know exactly where to place it in relation to the paper. I chose the G in "game day" since it was close to one of the numbers on the field. I took a picture of it so that I would be able to recreate the placement.

Step #4: Cut your paper to fit the frame (if necessary).
Step #5: Use the hot glue gun to glue the letters. I did NOT glue the paper to the cardboard backing for the frame, but I DID put it under the paper while I was gluing because I did not want to mess up my crafting desk (any more than it already is). 

Step #6: Assemble the frame again. If I were to do this again, I would probably use a shadow box, because I think the frame looks a little funny without the glass. Also, if you are going to add embellishments, I would do so AFTER you assemble it because the frame might cover a little and you don't want your spacing to look off.

Here's my finished project: 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Monica,
    Thanks for your lovely comments about our Scrabble tiles! Great project idea too.
    All the best and happy crafting!