DIY PROJECT: THE LAST OF THE SCRABBLE TILES

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After the first round of Scrabble tile magnets, I managed to create three sets of five-piece magnets (which I’ll publish in a separate post) and needed a plan to use the remaining tiles. I briefly thought about buying an old Scrabble game at a thrift store, but that brilliant plan didn’t solve my problem of getting rid of the tiles. Pinterest gave me another brilliant idea, gluing tiles to a simple picture frame.

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I found a cute wooden square frame on clearance for $2 at a local craft store. A plan quickly formed in my mind: paint the frames and glue the tiles to it. I found the frames so charming I bought five even if I don’t have enough tiles to cover them all. I completely painted one frame light blue and let it dry for a few hours. Due to my impatience, I didn’t want to mess around with a ruler and a pencil.

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Just eyeballing the spaces, I did my best to center the tiles around the opening. With the leftover tiles, I managed to create a few words that accurately describe me: queen, read, writer, zoo, etc. The process was pretty simple and quick, and I absolutely love love love the final result! Sure, the tile placement isn’t perfect and somewhat uneven, but that’s the charm.

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Surprisingly, I still had a healthy amount of tiles and more frames! I painted two frames red and the other two bright yellow and picked one of the red frames for the last of the tiles. I tried my best to eyeball the center of the opening, but my eyeballs were a little off. Oh well. I can live with imperfections — I think. From a distance, the red frame doesn’t look too awful.

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In the end, I am really happy with the final results of the Scrabble tile frames, and I’m even more pleased I had less than six tiles in my stash. Hmmmmm. What do I do with six tiles? Throw them away? Add them to my Scrabble game? Or — the best possible plan — simply glue a piece of magnet on the back and stick the tile to my refrigerator.

P.S. Stay tuned for the final post about my final Scrabble tile project! Whew! From now on, I’m just sticking to playing the game instead of messing with them during arts and craft time.

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