I’m a BIG fan of Scrabble craft projects. (Not so much of the Scrabble game – I’m pretty useless!) But these little tiles are pretty awesome when it comes to doing craft projects! Originally, I thought of using our names for these Scrabble ribbon decorations. However, “Marianne” compared to the rest of our family (Rob, Sam and Dan) looked ridiculously long! So I went for some neutral Christmas-y words instead. BUT, If you do decide to make names from these little tiles, they would make some pretty neat gift tags! As most of my projects, these are super simple to make. And you can use some left over ribbon pieces for this which makes it another budget project too. Win/win!!
what you need for your scrabble ribbon decoration
- Scrabble (craft) tiles
- Ribbon of your choice
- Hot glue
- Some baker’s twine or thin ribbon
- A small decoration (optional) – I used the pine and pine cone from this pack in the The Works
- A craft stick or popsicle stick (completely optional)
Grab a cuppa and let’s do this!
I placed the tiles on top of the ribbon without gluing them down to get an idea of how much ribbon I need. I’d recommend a generous amount as you can always cut it down. Leave some slack of ribbon at the top to allow this to fold over. Also, leave some room (approx 1 1/2 inch) for a small decoration to finish it off.
I wanted to “bulk” it out and make them slightly wider, so decided to use a wider ribbon at the bottom and hot glued the “slimmer” bit of ribbon straight on top of the wider one. I then dovetailed the bottom of the ribbon (see pic 2)
Next, fold over the bit at the top. This ‘loop’ will be holding a string or ribbon so just leave enough space for this to be glued down later. Make the fold so you can see where the top of your decoration will be.
Leave a bit of space for a small decoration or ribbon at the top of your project before gluing down your tiles with your chosen words. Now, do not adjust your eyes!! This photo is slightly out of focus (but at least the “E” is in focus!!) I didn’t notice until I uploaded them (oopsie 😉 )
Now for the bit that hangs them in the tree I found a bead ribbon that I no longer used. But of course you can use some string or bakers twine. I cut it to size and then hot glued it onto the back of the decoration. Like this:
Before folding over the bit of ribbon and closing the “loop”.
You should now have something like this:
And that’s pretty much it!! Well, nearly. If you want to make your decoration a bit more rigid you can hot glue a craft stick to the back of the ribbon. This step is completely optional! There’s no photo of this but I”m hoping this speaks for itself.
All that’s left is the finishing touch! It’s completely up to you what decoration you want to add at the top. I found a mini decoration pack at The Works which had mini pinecones and some small bits of pine. I added a red berry from a pack I bought in The Range. And that’s it! Your Scrabble ribbon decoration is all ready to hang in your tree. Or you can add it to a Christmas wreath.
find me on facebook where i made these live
If you’ve not seen me on Facebook yet, you can find the video where we made these here. I do a Live every Monday night but this was the first day of my 5 day Live Christmas challenge. So while you’re there you may want to “like” my page and turn on your notifications so you can join me for future projects? Oh, and check out the videos for the other 4 days! There’s some great projects on there 😉
And here’s what they look like on one of our trees.
Have another look at that first photo again .. did you spot me?? 😉
Oh, by the way, if you want to check out another 5 minute Scrabble project, you can find it on my blog post here. You might as well while you’ve got your Scrabble tiles out!!
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