Father’s Day Craft: Scrabble Letter word art

Here is a fun and easy  Father’s Day Craft that was inspired by a magazine photo using Scrabble letters. It is so easy and can be modified for so many occasions….

First you get a frame….any frame you like will do.  The only stipulation is, if the frame has matting, the letters you use have to fit inside the mat opening. The thing is, you don’t have to use matting or glass. If you want glass you will have to have a double mat or enough depth for the letters to fit.

I have a couple frames from Target I’m using. Here is the plain white frame and the next photo shows the dimensions of the frame and mat.



Next you just need some scrabble letters. You can keep an eye out for garage sale scrabble games, buy a new game or purchase them on ebay. One other option is to buy replacement tiles from Hasbro. They sell 100 tiles and four racks for $6.50.  If you are thinking about doing this for a business on etsy, they are a great supply source.

Next, decide what you want your message to say…and pick out your tiles. 

For an extra guide use a T square ruler or something straight to help line up your expression. Start with the longest line first. Here I am using part of the scrabble game as a guide.

Next I put a piece of tape over the tiles to hold them in a row, this is a little tricky…

Next, tape the other row so they are hooked together.

Next lay it on top of the area you are going to glue it to and line it up…I eyeball it…but you can measure if you’d feel more comfortable. Then find something with a square edge, I used a paint sample.

While holding your expression down, place the paint sample in the corner (this is where having another set of hands is helpful.) use painters tape to hold that paint sample in place…it will be your lineup guide later… now lift up your expression…time to add the glue. 

(If you are doing larger expressions you will probably want to use more paint samples in a different parts so you have extra line up guides.)

Now lift the expression leaving paint sample in place and  apply glue to the back of the tiles…

Place glue applied expression back on mat using the existing taped down paint sample as your guide. Press it up in the corner. (I hope this makes sense)

Now peel off the tape and you are done…

I added an x too….. 

Just a name looks really cute….

This is another fun and easy gift!  Hope you try these scrabble ideas!


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  1. Jamie says

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something to get DH for his first Father’s Day.
    Thank you for posting this.

  2. says

    I really like that idea. I have seen the scrabble letter thing, but I never thought about doing it for Father’s Day, I think I will do that.

  3. says

    Great idea! So unique! Would be cool to put tiles on velcro and be able to change out the message throughout the year! Thanks for taking the time to post!

  4. says

    I’m stealing this idea for Father’s Day! My husband is the Scrabble King (no one will play him, he also gloats!) He’ll love it.

  5. says

    I did something like this, but I glued the pieces to spell the name of my nieces to the wooden holder, then I hot glued the whole thing to their christmas presents lol. They loved it and have the piece sitting on their bookshelves at home.

    I also took an unwanted checker game and glued scrabble pieces on top of the checkers (spelled a name) and glued those to my sons Christmas present. Just peel off and keep after the present is open. I plan on glueing the checker/scrabble pieces to his toy box once I find a box to refinish.