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Personalised Scrabble wall art

personalised Scrabble wall art

Now this is one of those projects which has been sitting around waiting to be finished for ages. I love crafting with Scrabble tiles. I pick up vintage Scrabble sets whenever I see them, the kids love making words with the letter tiles and I have hundreds of them around. So I thought it was about time I made something with them.

Have you seen the cute vintage travel Scrabble sets? They come with a type of peg board so the letter tiles can be slotted into the board and not move around. Well we’ve had one out for ages. I used it a little like my new-ish light box, to make messages for the kids.

I wanted to make something a little more permanent so blew off the dust and picked some new letter tiles for our names.

Make your own Scrabble wall art

I wanted the names to be connected so played around until I was happy with how they looked. Then I got my hot glue gun out.

Scrabble wall art

I took off the central letter tiles and added a line of hot glue directly to the Scrabble board, pressing the letters down on top. The hot glue dries quickly so I wiped up any spills of glue as I went along.

making scrabble art

I added dots of glue when necessary but it came together really quickly. I left it to dry before placing it in an Ikea box frame. I’m really pleased with our personalised Scrabble wall art and think I will be making a few more of these as gifts.

personalised Scrabble wall art


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    Kayleigh Baker
    April 28, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I LOVE this idea! You’ve made it sound so easy & it looks so professional. It would make such a nice gift too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    April 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This would be such an awesome gift! It looks great x

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    May 7, 2016 at 8:02 am

    It’s such a clever idea and it looks great. I agree with you, it’s a perfect gift, I think I’m going to make one for my mother for Christmas.

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    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me
    May 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

    What a great idea, love how you have used the travel version for the board its the perfect size.

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    May 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I also love making things with scrabble tiles. I love these and something like this would make a great gift.

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    May 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I made one of these a few years ago for our family but put them on plain card as I didn’t have the board. I’m wishing I had the board ow as this looks even better. I still keep my eyes open for old scrabble sets in charity shops so maybe I will be able to do a do-over at some point.

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    May 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Ah that’s really cute I liked the way you used the actual board. I think I have one of these ..,. Going to put this on my list !

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    Ickle Pickle
    May 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This is just gorgeous – I love how you have made it yourself, so personal. Kaz x

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    Rhian Westbury
    May 8, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I’ve seen a stall in Camden Market selling something very similar and have actually bought Scrabble tiles to make something up myself. I don’t know what to do yet though x

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    May 8, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I love this, its so effective. I made something similar for my hubby for our first wedding anniversary xxx

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    Fashion and Style Police
    May 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    This would make a nice gift. I love it.

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    Amy Hunt
    May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    That looks gorgeous, I’ve seen a few DIY’s that didn’t turn out anywhere near this! I’d buy it (I’m such a scrabble geek!)

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    Annie B
    May 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

    This is such a good idea! I may have to make one of these for a gift. Thanks for sharing! #MakingHome

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