Day 27: Scrabble ornaments

Scrabble Ornaments 1 With the combination of a Scrabble kick plus cooler weather landing upon the south this week, my mood has turned from Halloween to Christmas in the blink of an eye. Maybe it’s because our open house at Peacock Lane is November 5th, or maybe because I started on Halloween way back when it was still 100 degrees outside. No matter, we’re gonna start Christmas, m’kay? After making Scrabble Magnets, I wanted to use them in different ways, so ornaments came to mind.

How to make Scrabble Ornaments

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To make the Scrabble ornaments, you’ll need…

Scrabble Ornaments 2 Start with the ribbon still on the spool & just melt the end to keep it from fraying.

Scrabble ornaments 3 Next lay out your word long ways, and fold up your ribbon until it comes to the 2nd from the top. You don’t want to go all the way up, just kinda eyeball it.

Scrabble Ornaments 4 Hot glue the ribbon down, so it’s double thick. It works much better than just one layer.

Scrabble Ornaments 6 Run a strip of hot glue up the doubled ribbon. Put the last letter down and slide it close to the bottom (maybe 1/4-1/2 inch from the end of ribbon. Take the next letter and place it a little above the bottom letter, then smush & slide it so that a dab of hot glue oozed the two together. Do the same for all the letters except the very first one (because the first letter of the word is the last letter you’ll place.)

Scrabble ornaments 7Use the tile as a measurement device, then cut the ribbon and treat it with the lighter again. Cut it long enough so you can double it, put the tile on top PLUS have a 1/2 inch loop for hanging.

scrabble ornaments 8 Then hot glue the ribbon down to have space for the remaining letter, plus a loop for hanging.

scrabble ornaments 9 Don’t forget the loop!

scrabble ornaments 10 Once the ribbon is hot glued down, then hot glue the tile on top like the others.

scrabble ornaments 11 Scrape off any hot glue oozes with your fingernail once they’re cool. Please, please for the love of 1st degree burns – WAIT until it’s cool!

scrabble ornament 12 Ta da! You’re done 🙂 It takes longer to read this post than to make them, there’s a lot of steps, but it goes very quickly.

scrabble-ornamentsI’m dreaming of a word tree… wonder if Mr. SCC will mind?

If you like these Scrabble Ornaments, you might also like…

Let it Snow Scrabble Ornaments – a different version that’s simply adorable!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

Comments

  1. I LOVE those ornaments! I’m going to have to try this How cute!
    Kristen @ My Covered Bridge

  2. The ornaments look great, I’m sure he won’t mind! Thanks for hosting,
    Debbie

  3. Yet another use for Scrabble letters…I think this one is my favorite! I’d love to make some. Now if I can just find some games at a garage sale or thrift store. Tough to do!

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. You are so creative! I love the idea of a letter tree!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  6. Great idea for ornaments. Thanks for hosting.

  7. The ornaments are so cute! Thanks for hosting the party!

  8. Thanks so much for the party!! Love the new look!!

  9. What a cute and simple ornament idea! I really love the fresh, simple new look of your blog Gina! Looks great! Thanks for hosting. Also – I joined as a follower…I’ve been visiting weekly for a few months now I can’t believe I hadn’t joined yet, oops! Carrie

  10. I’m TOTALLY having a scrabble tree. I already have my regular tree and a teacup tree so this is perfect for our study!

  11. hi Gina ~ cute cute way to mix it up on the Christmas tree with game tiles – love that! I’m so going to be on the lookout for a scrabble game at my local second hand shops. Thank you for hostessing tonight – I’m so happy to be joining in the fun! diane

  12. Gina,

    Thank for the PARTY!

  13. I love the scrabble ornaments! Now I have something to do with all of the left over pieces to an old scrabble game! Thanks for having me…I so enjoy your website, and keep your button on the side of my blog!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  14. Your ornaments are so cute! Thanks for hosting again.

  15. Love them… thank you for hosting!

  16. Cute idea!! Love those 🙂

  17. Hi Gina! You must have a magnet drawing those Scrabble letters to you. I look everywhere and can’t find them =( Love the ornaments! (and the magnets) Thanks for hosting =)

  18. Nice link party. It’s my first time here, so I decided to share the story of my $1000 home. It was a gift and the rest I managed with borrowed tools, scavenged materials, and a very tight budget! http://www.clickclackgorilla.com/2010/12/01/were-not-in-russelsheim-anymore-toto/

    Cheers!

  19. What cute scrabble tile creations! Thanks for hosting again this week — I’m off to explore all the fun link-ups!

  20. I just love scrabble letters on anything and what a good idea for a word tree

    thanks for the linky party today

  21. Hello Gina,

    Another great link party!!!

    Ok…I’m grabbing a cup of coffee and going in!!!!!

    Janet xox
    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

  22. I love these ornaments! So cute! This is my first time linking up – thanks for hosting!

  23. As a Scrabble lover myself, I was quite taken with your ornament idea. I would love to try this if I can find an old set somewhere– don’t want to use the good one!

  24. omg so much inspiration here, i am simply drowning it! thanks so much for this party.

    and just a reminder it would be an honor to have you pay a visit to my blog and check out my shabby chic giveaway.

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    warmly.

    michele

  25. Love the new look! Used the new image for my backlink button!! Fun!

  26. love this idea! Thanks for the party Gina! t. xoxoox

  27. Love this idea and love the new look you are sporting! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  28. You are so creative! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for hosting!

  29. Hi, so many great links to check out!! wow! This is my first time here linking up 🙂 Thanks for the party!

  30. Love your idea. I have lots of letter and think I might just have to make something like your ornaments.

  31. Thanks for hosting! LOVE your scrabble ornaments!

  32. You are simply a genius! I’ve seen these glued to the wooden trays that come in the scrabble game, but didn’t want to have to cut them up. This is so much simpler, and you can change the color of the ribbon. Brilliant!

  33. Again…Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! love*love*love*

    Much Gratitude!

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