Make Your Own Scrabble Art

I'm always trying to find unique ways to make the house look pretty and these scrabble art pictures are the perfect way to create wonderful pieces to hang in your home.

You can usually find old scrabble sets for a few pounds either at the charity shop or car boots, so do keep an eye out if you fancy a go at this.  For the background on this picture I used some sample pieces of wallpaper I'd picked up when we had been in the DIY store, you could use wrapping paper, a map, photo or any other type of paper or even fabric.

You'll also need some glue and a box frame, you can have a search around the charity shops for a frame or you can buy a new one, they are usually quite reasonably priced from places like Wilkos, B&M, Home Bargains or even one of the supermarkets.


First of all take the back from your frame and lay on the backside of your paper or fabric, draw around the edge and then carefully cut out the background, it is worth trying out your scrabble pieces on the paper or fabric to make sure it is easy to see, on busy backgrounds they might not be so obvious. Once you are happy then stick the paper or fabric to the back piece of the frame, I used Dovecraft glue from Wilkos, it is really strong and only about £1.



Once you have glued the paper/fabric to the back of the frame then you need to lay out your words, have a play with a few words you like and you'll eventually find something you love, obviously the words need to be able to connect, have as many or as few as you like. Names, special words or places are great to add. 

Once you are happy with the words you have chosen and the layout then carefully stick them down onto your chosen background, if you are using a large frame it might be worth using a ruler or spirit level to make sure the lines are straight.



Once you have finished, careful place the back into the frame and there you have it, a simple but effective picture, perfect to give as a gift or just for yourself. Now all you have to do is decide where you'd like to hang it and how many more you can make with the left over pieces.


The great thing about this project is, if you get bored of the background or fancy a change you can just take off the tiles and start again.

What would you put on yours?

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19 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea. I love beautiful crafts like this

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    1. Aww thank you, so simple and yet so pretty isn't it.

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  2. This is fabulous and so simple. I need to make one of these for my other in law, she loves scrabble! Mich x

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    1. Oh do, it really is very easy and looks great, perfect for that personalised touch too.

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  3. This is such a great idea. I see these sold at craft fairs for an extortionate amount so I would happily make my own

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  4. I love this, so doable! I will be on the hunt for old scrabble sets at the car boot - my son is pestering me to take him to one again. And I have the perfect frame. Thanks for joining #happyandhome Ellie x

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  5. That looks ace - I do love scrabble letters, especially if you can find an older set!

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  6. That does look very easy and it will be a whole lot cheaper than buying it.

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  7. They're great - and you've made it look so simple too. Hmmm, now where/when's my nearest car boot! :) #happyandhome

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  8. This is adorable and I love the concept very much.Great present idea.

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  9. We have had one of these made for our family when Georgie passed away and have always cherished it. I love the simplicity behind it all.xx

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  10. I made my husband an anniversary card with scrabble and he loved it

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  11. Fab idea, in fact I have two scrabbles downstairs so I could use one to make our own!

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  12. Your project looks so nice. Love the Colors.
    I would probably just put our surname as we have just got married!

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  13. I love those Wilkos box frames I use them a lot! Great craft project!

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  14. I really like this and will be looking for old scrabble sets from now on :) what a lovely idea x

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  15. Oh Ellie what a fabulous idea, I love this. Funnily enough we used to play scrabble all the time although we haven't for ages and ages - probably since we had POD! Looks fab :)

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  16. Thanks for this. Was wondering what to use for the background and didn't think of wall paper. You've just saved me hassle trying to find something 12 x 12 inches to use.

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