Thursday, September 13, 2012

Scrabble Tile Coasters

This project is all over Pinterest, but Chris and I wanted to make it as a gift for his brother and sister-in-law. 

They love games and actually had a Scrabble themed cake at their wedding. 

Living 2,000 miles away from family has inspired me to send more letters and packages. Yes, I'm bringing back snail mail. This seemed like the perfect little gift to send them. 
The supplies: Scrabble tiles (you can get these on Ebay), cork, a ruler, a razorblade and hot glue.

The fun and most time consuming part of this project is deciding what you want your coasters to say. Choose four letters across and four down. We utilized the blank tiles when our sayings weren't quite long enough. 

Once you have the tiles laid out, measure them so you know what size to cut the cork squares.

Use the razorblade to cut out squares that are the same size as your four by four Scrabble tiles.

Flip the tiles over, but be careful not to mess up the order. Then, place glue on the piece of cork.

Quickly, so the glue doesn't dry, place it on the back of your Scrabble tiles and press down. 

Make sure all of  the tiles are secure, if any fall off, add more glue and replace them. 

And you're finished! Lastly, I tied a ribbon around them before putting them in the mail. 
That concludes are mini project week, although I'm sure there will be more in the future! Chris is off to a tattoo convention, so our posts next week might be done completely by me - we'll see. Have a good weekend and let us know if you try any of these projects out!